Gender theory proponents argue that gender is a “social construct” or that sexuality is “non-binary”, occurring on a continuum and “constantly changing.” This is what Safe Schools teaches children.
Gender theory is now creeping into other areas of everyday life like children books and childrenswear and parents need to be alert.
Aldi stores in Australia sell a children’s story book on cross-dressing, ‘The Boy in the Dress’ by David Williams. And according to the Better Reading website BigW stocks, ‘Introducing Teddy’, a children’s book explaining why dad transitioned.
But the latest craze is children’s wear. John Lewis, the high-end department stores operating throughout the United Kingdom, has become the first major retailer to ditch ‘boys’ and ‘girls’ labels from its children’s clothing range.
The chain has also removed ‘boys’ and ‘girls’ signs from its childrenswear departments to avoid ‘reinforcing gender stereotypes’.
Instead, new genderless labels say either ‘Boys & Girls’ or ‘Girls & Boys’, and are on all own-brand clothing from newborn to 14 years. Even floral dresses and skirts have unisex labels.
The only exception is school uniforms, which will switch to unisex labels soon.
The retailer has also brought out some new ‘non-gender specific’ clothing ranges, including trousers, jumpers and dresses featuring images of dinosaurs, toy soldiers and spaceships.
Pictures of its latest collection show girls wearing mustard and blue trousers and boys wearing tops with coral and pink detailing.
But the retailer faced accusations that it risked taking political correctness too far and was pandering to campaigners.
Caroline Bettis, the head of childrenswear at John Lewis, said: ‘We do not want to reinforce gender stereotypes within our John Lewis collections and instead want to provide greater choice and variety to our customers, so that the parent or child can choose what they would like to wear.’
Similarly the Safe Schools program promotes cross-dressing, especially with one particular poster provided to schools, ‘Gender is not uniform’, which depicts a boy in a girl’s school uniform.
In NSW public school teachers have been banned from teaching gender theory in the classroom after an independent review into the state’s sex and health education resources. However, the Victorian Andrews Government plans to make the Safe Schools program, which teaches gender theory to children as young as 12, compulsory in all Victorian schools in 2018.
Parents need to work together, be vigilant and push back.