“Gender Fluidity” Confusion
Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, June 5, 2015 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler
Not too long ago, we learned that the terms gender and sex have different definitions. In this culture, the word gender indicates sexual behavior, but sex biologically identifies as male or female humans, animals, plants, and other living things. However, the politically correct phrase, “gender neutral,” was coined to propagate the false notion that no one is male or female, man or woman, boy or girl.
Alongside the attempt at gender neutrality comes another term called “gender fluidity,” meaning gender is not settled or fixed, which conveniently provides “wiggle-room” for males who claim to be females and females who claim to be males, and cross-dress, either temporarily or permanently, day-by-day or forever.
Before you decide that’s too absurd to be true, consider this May 15th FoxNews.com report. “One of the nation’s largest public school systems is preparing to include gender identity in its classroom curriculum, including lessons on sexual fluidity and spectrum – [promoting] the idea that there’s no such thing as 100 percent boys or 100 percent girls.”
The title of the report is “Parents furious over school’s plan to teach gender spectrum, fluidity.” It’s happening in Fairfax County, Virginia where the public school board voted in early May to include sexual orientation and gender identity in sex education for seventh- and eighth-graders. However, Fairfax County school board spokesman John Torre claims those changes have nothing to do with the board’s earlier vote to allow boys who identify as girls to use bathrooms and locker rooms of their choice.
If Fairfax County affirms those changes in the next school board meeting, seventh graders will be taught about identifying as transgender (including cross-dressing and surgical sex change) and tenth graders will learn how far the “broader spectrum” of sexuality will go beyond the already-recognized LGBTQAI. Eighth graders will be taught their identity occurs over a lifetime and includes components of sexual orientation and gender identity, which they’ll be told has four divisions – “biological gender, gender identity, gender role, and sexual orientation.”
Although the Fairfax County School Board vote of May 21st approved the teaching of gender fluidity and sexual spectrum, public comment will be received through June 19th, six days before the board’s final vote June 25th. How many comments from furious parents would be necessary to reverse the plan? If 100-percent of parents oppose the change, will the board stop the indoctrination? Who knows what gender fluidity encompasses? Will students be told they have a personal right to decide what gender fluidity means and act accordingly? This is happening in Virginia, but it may be a harbinger of things to come in Georgia. For Georgia Insight I’m Sue Ella Deadwyler, your Capitol correspondent.