Protests Against Gender Identity in Canadian Schools

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From Vancouver all the way to Charlottetown, the nation of Canada was agog as thousands of concerned Canadians rallied across the country on Wednesday, raised their voices on how LGBTQ+ issues are handled in schools.

The popular saying that ‘there is power in unity’ comes to mind as they all gathered to say ‘enough is enough’ and speak out about everything from sex education to preferred pronoun policies in school.

As expected, the goodwill protests were met with counter-protestes, and one can not help but wonder whose idea was this bizarre curriculum in the first place.

The goodwill protesters were of the opinion that schools are overstepping their boundaries, and parents should decide when their kids are exposed to these topics. The counter-protesters on the other hand, said that LGBTQ+ education is essential and that school should be a safe space for kids to explore their gender.

The protesters said their main aim is protecting kids from indoctrination and sexualization. Indoctrination could be termed brainwashing; a process in which one is being forced to accept a set of beliefs.

A demonstrator who joined the protests at Queen’s Park in Toronto, Ontario, said he was there to “support children” and “maintain their innocence.” He was also one of many voices who said conversations about sexuality and gender should be “between parents and their children,” and not teachers and schools.

Some other protesters protested against school policies around preferred pronouns that are not the originally laid down pronouns according to English language such as; he/him, she/her and they/them.

Only recently, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick started asking teachers and schools to inform parents if their child who is under the age of 16, chooses to use a different gender pronoun than the one they were assigned to at birth.

“I don’t believe that our education system should be teaching kids to be untruthful with their parents. We are going to be insistent that there’s a process here where parents are informed; parents make decisions and they decide. It’s not the system deciding for them.” New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs said during Wednesday’s protest.

Ireport247 news will be on standby to bring you more updates on this as they unfold.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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