In British Columbia, the province that offers four and five-year-old children role-playing lessons on pronouns, some teens in their final year of high school were asked to consider if it is bigotry to not date transgendered persons.
A writing assignment titled: "Are you a Bigot if you Don't want to date TRANS?" (sic) was offered as a bonus journal assignment in a "Social Justice 12" course.
A parent from the Vancouver area provided a screenshot of the assignment and explained that the teacher doesn't shy away from addressing controversial topics. A previous journal assignment had students consider whether it is fair for transwomen to compete in female sports categories.
Perhaps there's some net positive when a teacher allows open discussion about gender identity ideology—a rarity in our hyper-woke province where trans activists are known to silence such discussions with slogans like "NO DEBATE" (when they're not threatening violence). But mostly it's just straight-up disconcerting to see yet another example of how the rape-y, anti-consent thrust of trans activism has infiltrated public education.
How is "social justice" in any way related to whom someone chooses to date or sleep with? And will teens—brought into this "debate" about one's sexuality being potentially "transphobic" or bigoted—understand the context of this assignment in the greater culture war between the post-modern-Judith-Butler types and the (sane) people who understand basic biology?
The sad irony is that the only social justice issue raised by this essay topic is the erosion of young students' ability to freely express their sexual orientation, to say "no," and to assert boundaries. Their freedom to be themselves is being infringed upon by an ideology that preaches the "transphobia" inherent in so-called "genital preferences."
How far removed from reality and common sense is our culture that we would ask teenagers to consider whether or not they should be compelled to date someone they are not attracted to? God forbid these youth end up at university with notorious philosophy professor Veronica Ivy (neé Rachel McKinnon), the biological male women's cycling champion and proponent of lesbians learning to "cope" with penis. We are not doing right by our youth.
Imagine coming out as a homosexual teen in this climate, where your educators might try to gaslight you into believing that homosexuality is not real. Because when you force feed youth the idea that penises can be female and that sexual attraction is based on gendered stereotypes, rather than physical bodies, you are—quite literally—asserting that homosexuality does not exist. What a tragedy for a generation of gay youth coming of age after the Western gay rights movement fought and won so many battles for them.
Teenagers, if you're listening: it's not a social justice issue if someone doesn't want to sleep with you; you're not a bigot for not wanting to date a trans person, or any person, for that matter; you're entitled to assert boundaries and have a sexual orientation with attraction to a biological sex rather than someone's chosen gender; listen to your intuition and question authority, because the "adults" in charge of your education are drunk on their second jug of gender Koolaid. And it doesn't seem like they have any intention of sobering up.