Teachers are being encouraged to use a "Gender Snowperson" graphic to teach students about gender identity in sex education classes.
The gender snowperson image was tweeted by Teacher2Teacher, a left leaning nonprofit organization that provides lesson plans and other resources to teachers.
Teacher2Teacher is sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
The organization identified Johnny Cole, a "diversity officer" for the Lexington School District, as the source of the image.
The image shows a genderless snowman on a board accompanied by stickers that explains the gender identity ideology. One sticker says:
Girl, Boy, Neither
Who you are and how you feel as a person."
Another sticker reads:
Who you love or are attracted to".
A third sticker says:
Sex Assigned at Birth
Girl, Boy, Intersex
Pronoun assigned at birth".
Twitter users were confused and baffled by the agenda behind the lesson.
"What is the target age for this lesson?" asked one Twitter user.
"This is just awful. This is not something prepubescent children should have to deal with," wrote another user.
A third user tweeted: "Why is the snowman white?".
— Teacher2Teacher (@teacher2teacher) October 22, 2019
This is just awful. This is not something prepubescent children should have to deal with.
— Travis Wester (@westerspace) October 22, 2019
Critical Theory is not #Science...
It is nothing more than advocacy masquerading as science
Teaching this to children is malpractice in #education in addition to being factually at odds with scientific data
— Kevin Krahenbuhl (@DrKrahenbuhl) October 23, 2019
By gender identity you just mean personality, don't you? Except you're encouraging children to categorise their feelings and interests in line with stereotypes, then to check whether their bodies "match". It's hyper-conservative.
— Victoria Smith (@glosswitch) October 23, 2019
I have no problem with transgender people, even if my own child was transgender. But I would not want to put the idea in my child's head. If they are truly transgender they will find a way to express it to me and I will support them in anyway I can...
— FiestyDreams (@FiestyDreams) October 23, 2019
What reference point does a young snowman have to know how they feel as a person means they identify as a boy or a girl in this midel l?
— Leoniebc (@leoniebc) October 23, 2019
Everyday the alphabet people gives me more reasons to consider homeschooling for my future children. Thank you for making my choice easier by the day.
— Amalia (@Flowerondacreek) October 23, 2019