Not a subset. It was pretty much the legal status of children until my lifetime. So it is really the usual conservative "I want it the way it was in the good old days" attitude.I think that the fear underlying this one is that there is a subset of humanity who think that they "own" their children.
But I also think there are individuals who are just concerned about explicit sexual information directed at children who are too young to understand.
As a teacher, if a student had asked for a particular pronoun usage, I would comply. I would also ask if they had talked to their families about it or whether they would like to talk to the school counselor. I would not pretend to be an expert. It would not change my devotion to that individual's education and well-being...It would just add a dimension.
Well I am not completely convinced of this. I think this can be a very nuanced thing but there is no room for nuance in any of the public discourse going on. From either side, from what I can see.Here's the thing, how is the teacher supposed to help a kid with same sex parents if they are not allowed to discuss same sex relationships with the class? Or a kid with a trans parent? Essentially, banning the teacher from using proper tools to teach about things that are part of some children's reality is going to marginalize those families. And.my fear is that certain political factions and movements are playing on people's fears to accomplish exactly that, marginalize LGBTQ+. This is really not about helping the children, it is about catering to adult fears and prejudices.
Should we also recognize nuance in the abortion debate? Maybe a ban at 15 weeks is still respecting choice? Maybe the anti-abortion crowd should be allowed to picket clinics, interfere with women's access to them because there's "nuance"?Well I am not completely convinced of this. I think this can be a very nuanced thing but there is no room for nuance in any of the public discourse going on. From either side, from what I can see.
Which can open the child to abuse since some parents could treat that as a discipline issue, not a health issue. I kind of get the parental concern, but I also understand the concern from the trans side. Same with protecting gay children who come out to a teacher or counsellor. Protecting children has to include protecting LGBTQ+ children, doesn't it?Correct me if I am wrong.
Didn't this whole protest and counterprotest begin over the question of advising parents if their child requests a change of name or pronouns?