This is a blog posting that my friend David posted over on Queer Oakland. This was so good that I had to share it on my blog.
As part of an ongoing effort to expand lessons on gender diversity and inclusion, Redwood Heights Elementary School in Oakland did this:
Fourth- and fifth-grade students learned about the crazy world of gender within the animal kingdom with lessons about single-sex Hawaiian geckos, fish that switch genders and boy snakes that act “girly.”
“That’s a lot of variation in nature,” Gender Spectrum trainer, Joel Baum, told the students. “Evolution comes up with some pretty funny ways for animals to reproduce.”
So a conservative group did this:
And that, said representatives from the conservative Pacific Justice Institute, was the problem. These Oakland children will be told there are more than two genders, the organization advised the media in a press release last week. “This instruction does not represent the values of the majority of families in Oakland,” said attorney Kevin Snider in a statement.
Animals! Nature! Science! In school! Feel the outrage right?