When we picked up our daughter, it was clear on her face that something was incredibly wrong.
Colorado mother Erin Lee describes her discovery of what her 12-year-old daughter is being taught:
She explained to my daughter that if she is not 100% comfortable in her female body, then she is transgender… She then told the kids that parents aren’t safe and that it’s okay to lie to them about where they are… She explicitly asked the kids who they’re sexually attracted to. There were 11, 12 and 13-year-olds in the room when this happened.
She doubled down, [saying] that parents aren’t safe, that heterosexuality and monogamy are not normal, and she then proceeded to hand out her personal contact information to the kids, encouraging them to connect with her without their parents’ knowledge, by cell phone, by email, and by chat platforms like WhatsApp and Discord, where parents can’t see the communication. She also sends them invites to her secret meetings through these channels.
This predacious stranger, it turns out, had absolutely no qualifications to be speaking with children about sexuality. She’s not a licensed therapist or counsellor, she’s not a full-time teacher in the district. Her only qualification is that she’s a lesbian.
The described events, including subsequent meetings with the self-styled instructor, the school’s principal, and members of the school board - and the inevitable accusations of “homophobia,” “transphobia” and “intolerance” - don’t get any less concerning. One might say creepy.
In the comments, Mags notes this,
She explained to my daughter that if she is not 100% comfortable in her female body, then she is transgender
I didn’t know any 12 year old who was ‘100% comfortable’ in their body. It’s called puberty.
Well, indeed. To seize on children’s normal, sometimes fraught, period of adjustment – during which all kinds of anxieties kick in, and during which you’re not even entirely sure how long your legs are going to be from one week to another – and to steer those pubescent children into believing that they may therefore be transgender – indeed probably are – is grotesque.
Taken at face value, the incident does convey an inversion of reality that’s common among ‘activist’ educators and educational bureaucrats. And so, a “safe space” is one in which middle-school children are ideologically groomed by strangers, presumptuous misfits, conspiratorially, in secret, and while actively avoiding their parents’ knowledge or consent.
“I knew this woman was evil, but I didn’t see this coming,” [Erin Lee] said. “This teacher and Kimberly [Chambers] forced us to pull our child out of school by creating an unsafe environment, then discussed sending Child Protective Services into our home because we pulled her out, at our most vulnerable moment as a family—that they caused.