I recently reviewed some literature for my local school district. For those who are unaware, many districts require volunteers from the community to review books prior to teachers being allowed to use them. As a part of this process, there is a lengthy evaluation form that must be filled out to ensure the material meets district standards.
I bring you Section G of this form, "Criteria For Evaluating Gender Bias," where each of the following standards must be rated:
- Both male and female characters reflect qualities such as leadership, intelligence, imagination and courage.
- Both males and females are represented as central characters in story and illustrations.
- Both males and females are shown performing similar work in related fields.
- People are referred to by their names and roles as often as they are referred to as someone's spouse, parent or sibling.
- Stereotyping language such as "women chatting / men discussing" is avoided.
- Biographical or historical materials include a variety of male and female contributions to society.
- Groups which include males and females are referred to in neutral languages such as people, mail carriers, firefighters or legislators.
Our educators - 85% of whom are female - are systematically indoctrinating our children into the feminist equality agenda. While I have always "known" this, it was particularly enlightening to see it first hand. To see behind the curtain, so to speak, at precisely how school districts approve books and the standards they demand.
The language policing really gets me. You can't say "Fireman" anymore, even though 95.5% of them are men. You apparently can't even discuss male dominated professions without giving a highlight reel of the very few women working in said professions or outright lying about their contributions. For example, 99% of coal miners are men; only 3.7% of workers on oil rigs are women; and of those "female roughnecks", a third are caterers and the rest primarily work in maintenance or health & safety roles. I just can't see how literature on world energy production could pass this evaluation process without distorting the truth of who is actually responsible for powering our homes and vehicles - and this is just one profession! What about garbage collectors, deep sea fishermen, electrical power line installers, mechanics, roofers, HVAC, metal fabricators, aircraft maintenance & service techs, construction workers, police officers and so on? Jobs that women by and large won't do.
Women are putting an awful lot of effort into presenting and upholding a false reality. If only they put that much effort into raising their boys to be men and loving and emotionally supporting the men who do the hard work so they can live life on easy mode. Instead they play make believe with our children, filtering the entire educational process through their utopian vision of what they feel the world ought to be instead of what it is.