Political correctness has reached levels that no one would have imagined just 10 years ago. Everything is racist. Everything is sexist. White people are the worst. And on and on and on. Snowflake talk that used to only reside in college dorm rooms now dominates the news cycle and popular culture.
The latest liberal crusade that’s gaining traction is the effort to abandon science and completely change gender roles. Men can be women. Women can be men. Whatever you feel inside is what you are. Oh, and there are also roughly 100 genders and counting.
Bizarre to say the least.
Hard to keep up. A teacher in England just learned the hard way that liberals are very serious about this gender nonsense.
A teacher has been suspended and could lose his job after allegations he referred to a pupil who was born female, but “self-identifies” as a boy, as a girl.
A complaint was made against Joshua Sutcliffe, a Christian who teaches at a British state secondary school, after he said, “Well done girls” to the pupil and her friend in class, when he saw the pair working hard.
The maths teacher apologised when “corrected” by the pupil, and thought no more about the incident until six weeks later, according to the Mail on Sunday, when he was called to the head’s office and told he was suspended from teaching while the Oxfordshire school investigates a “transgender complaint” made against him.
You can’t be serious.
From The Daily Mail:
According to documents seen by The Mail on Sunday, he also faces claims that he is breaching equality policies by referring to the pupil by name rather than as ‘he’ or ‘him’.
The £30,000-a-year teacher said he was ‘distraught’ and had been reduced to tears as teaching was his life, and he branded the actions of the school as ‘political correctness gone mad’.
Mr Sutcliffe, a maths graduate who gained his teaching qualifications at Exeter University, said he had no official instructions about how to address the student, but along with other staff decided to use the pupil’s chosen first name.
However, he has admitted that, as a Christian, he avoided using male pronouns such as ‘he’ and ‘him’.
He believed this was consistent with the school’s code of conduct and equality policies to show respect and tolerance, and he said he had encountered no problems with this.
What is going on over in England?
Sadly, we have plenty of that going on here in the U.S.
Liberals in California want people in jail for misgendering.
From National Review:
A law moving its way through the state’s legislature would effectively criminalize the ‘misgendering’ of certain trans citizens.
California may see itself as a leader on criminal-justice reform, but it is on its way to creating a whole new class of criminals: citizens who use “him” to refer to a man and “her” for a woman. The “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Long-Term Care Facility Resident’s Bill of Rights” has already been passed by California’s state senate and unanimously recommended by its state assembly’s judiciary committee. It would impose left-wing dogma by force of law if it gets much further.
Strange times we live in.