December 4, 2017
Young children are being read books that calls on them to re-assess their gender identity, thanks to an educational charity that works as part of a movement encouraging “queering the education system”.
Nurseries for toddlers and junior (elementary) schools have been targeted by the government-backed Educate and Celebrate organisation, whose founder Elly Barnes, who has been made an MBE for her work has spoken approvingly of “breaking the binary” when it comes to gender.
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Britain’s Sunday Times has identified a number of picture books on reading lists generated by the group for schools, which include titles such as Introducing Teddy, which features a male bear called Thomas. Speaking to his friend, the protagonist says: “I need to be myself, Errol. In my heart, I’ve always known that I am a girl teddy, not a boy teddy. I wish my name was Tilly, not Thomas.”
In another book, Are You a Boy or Are You a Girl?, the main character queries their gender identity. Questions for children to engage with after reading the book include: “Does it matter if Tiny is a boy or a girl?”, and “Should Tiny be allowed to play football and dress up as a fairy?”.
This article was posted: Monday, December 4, 2017 at 7:14 am