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  • Resist Gender Education | Testimonials

    Testimonials From all over the country, parents are reporting alarming new school practices that, at best, are confusing children about the science of sex and, at worst, are teaching children gender ideology as fact. Parents are witnessing children being coerced into accepting a belief that requires them to deny the reality they see with their own eyes and to go along with gender demands in fear of repercussions. We have collected some of the many testimonials. ​ Add your testimonial by emailing it to info@resistgendereducation.nz

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    All our Articles Our content is divided into Information, Schools and Take Action - this page contains it all... Articles, Blogs and Books Become a Parent Advocate Books to avoid Comprehensive Websites For Parents Gender in Education Get Involved InsideOUT Lesson Plans Mates & Dates Ministry Guide promotes body dissociation Navigating the Journey News Positive books for primary students Positive books for secondary students Rainbow Teaching in Schools Relationship and Sexuality Education – an Alternative Sex is Real Social transitioning is not a good idea The Truth About Transgender Medicine Therapists Speaking Out Videos and Podcasts What are your kids reading? White Ribbon Toolbox Your Rights as a Parent Your Rights as a Teacher

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    All our Articles Our content is divided into Information, Schools and Take Action - this page contains it all... Articles, Blogs and Books Become a Parent Advocate Books to avoid Comprehensive Websites For Parents Gender in Education Get Involved InsideOUT Lesson Plans Mates & Dates Ministry Guide promotes body dissociation Navigating the Journey News Positive books for primary students Positive books for secondary students Rainbow Teaching in Schools Relationship and Sexuality Education – an Alternative Sex is Real Social transitioning is not a good idea The Truth About Transgender Medicine Therapists Speaking Out Videos and Podcasts What are your kids reading? White Ribbon Toolbox Your Rights as a Parent Your Rights as a Teacher

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    All our Articles Our content is divided into Information, Schools and Take Action - this page contains it all... Articles, Blogs and Books A selection of compelling writing about transgender ideas. Excellent articles can also be found in The Times and The Australian, by subscription. Read More Become a Parent Advocate Firstly, find out what your child is being taught about relationships and sexuality. It is important to read the school’s policy, and also understand the individual stance of your child’s teacher. Where schools have engaged an outside organisation to provide the lessons, parents should ask to view the content. Read More Books to avoid Books to avoid Read More Comprehensive Websites These websites contain a multitude of resources on every facet of gender identity ideology – from what gender activists believe, to the harms caused by puberty blockers and cross sex hormones, to the scientific and legal facts that are routinely ignored. Read More For Parents When a child, seemingly out of the blue, claims a transgender or non-binary identity, parents can find themselves alone with their questions and misgivings. These websites, set up by parents, provide the information, advice, and support they seek and a place to share their experiences. Read More Gender in Education Enthusiasm for being kind and inclusive has led schools into promoting gender identity beliefs that guide children into body dysmorphia and isolating online cliques. Many NZ schools are prioritising the beliefs of the very small number of transgender students over the beliefs of the majority. Read More Get Involved While it is important to engage with your child’s school, it is also important to talk to other parents about your concerns. You will be surprised how many parents are unaware that gender theory is being taught in NZ schools from the age of five. Read More InsideOUT InsideOUT’s school resources ignore the needs of girls Read More Lesson Plans In consultation with parents and teachers, we have created some suggested lesson plans for each Curriculum Level to provide guidance in how to approach teaching relationships and sexuality in a way that provides accurate and age-appropriate information for students. Read More Mates & Dates Mates & Dates Read More Ministry Guide promotes body dissociation The Ministry of Education’s official guide to teaching about relationships and sexuality is awash with gender identity beliefs. Many New Zealand schools are now constantly promoting, in every facet of school life, the disorder of body dissociation as an ideal, chosen identity. Read More News News Read More Positive books for primary students Positive books for primary students Read More Positive books for secondary students Positive books for secondary students Read More Rainbow Teaching in Schools Some schools may outsource sexuality teaching to various Rainbow organisations under the guise of ‘anti-bullying’ or ‘diversity’ classes. Parents need to be aware of these organisations, the content of the courses they provide, and the influence they are having on children. Read More Relationship and Sexuality Education – an Alternative We all agree that young people need truthful and positive education about their bodies, sexuality, reproduction and contraception. But lately many parents have become concerned about the content of some of the health lessons being provided to their tamariki. Read More Social transitioning is not a good idea On the surface, social transitioning (choosing a new name and wearing opposite-sex or androgynous clothing) sounds like a harmless thing to go along with but delve a bit deeper and there’s a lot attached to it. Social transitioning may, in reality, make the person’s distress harder to resolve. Read More The Truth About Transgender Medicine There is mounting evidence of the harm being caused by “affirmation only” gender medicine but it is rarely covered in mainstream media, which routinely glamorises the practice. Recently, some transgender medical specialists have joined the voices of detransitioners to call for more careful diagnosis and treatment. Read More Therapists Speaking Out Open-ended exploration of a person’s thoughts is the basis of ethical and effective counselling. Many therapists are alarmed by the recent transgender demand that their self-diagnosis and desire to be affirmed in the opposite sex (or with no sex) should be immediately affirmed without question. Read More Videos and Podcasts A selection of interesting and relevant videos and podcasts. Read More What are your kids reading? Do the books in your child’s school library include a wide range of characters, with girls who are strong and independent and boys who show gentleness and compassion? Or do they maintain that sex is defined by interests and it is easy and ‘cool’ to change gender? Read More White Ribbon Toolbox Review of the White Ribbon Toolbox for Parents Read More Your Rights as a Parent Parents have the right to opt their children out of specified parts of the health curriculum related to sexuality. Parents have the responsibility of making major decisions on behalf of their children. But some schools have policies and practices that evade these parental rights and responsibilities. Read More Your Rights as a Teacher The Ministry of Education endorses the idea that being transgender is a positive and ‘authentic’ choice for young children to make. As a teacher, what can you do if you disagree and don’t want to teach children that sex is on a spectrum and can be changed at will? Read More

  • RESIST | Testimonials of Gender Theory Practices in NZ schools

    Testimonials of Gender Theory Practices in NZ schools TESTIMONIALS from parents From all over the country, parents are reporting alarming new school practices that, at best, are confusing children about the science of sex and, at worst, are teaching children gender ideology as fact. Parents are witnessing children being coerced into accepting a belief that requires them to deny the reality they see with their own eyes and to go along with gender demands in fear of repercussions. We have collected some of the many testimonials. [Read more] Teaching gender ideology as fact . My youngest son is enrolled at a big state co-Ed high school. Last year (2020) when he was in year 10, he was kicked out of his Social Studies class by his female long-term reliever teacher for affirming that biological sex is fixed, determined at birth (actually even before, in the womb) and can never be changed and neither can a person’s DNA ever be changed. The teacher told him he was being disrespectful to trans people and that they were whatever gender or sex they wanted to be. He argued with her that this was misleading, and the scientific fact of biological sex was the reality - he’s a bit Asperger’s so will always stick to his guns to make his point. By this stage she was really angry with him, demanded an apology which he wouldn’t give, as he said he was speaking the truth, so she told him to get out of the classroom. After class, she lectured him but he stuck to his guns. He said that she was always bringing up what he called “women’s issues” during class and the whole class hated it because she was so angry and forceful about the issues. He bunked this class a lot after this incident. He is also very annoyed that so many teachers have ‘Rainbow Affiliate’ stickers on their laptops. In his 15 year old mind, he feels that this takes things too far because most of the school do not fit into the rainbow spectrum and are sick of it being crammed down their throats. His current maths teacher tells the class they don’t have to do the problems in their text books that mention boys and girls because it’s not inclusive of the transgender kids (of which there are very few in the entire school). Furthermore, when at the school recently for parent/teacher conferences, going from classroom to classroom as we met with his teachers, we noticed posters with the rainbow colours and talking points around rainbow issues. These were professional made posters not hand drawn.There were also student made posters all over the place advertising a sausage sizzle for the trans/ rainbow affiliate students at a certain place and time the following week. I can only say we were overwhelmed by this in-your-face approach by a small but very vocal minority for issues that involve such a small number of students. Please consider all these points as the grass roots attitude of mainstream NZ. Let the expression of thoughts, opinions and attitudes be carefully taught as just that - the thoughts, opinions and attitudes of some in society but not the majority. It is not appropriate for teachers to push their own agenda to impressionable young people who often aren’t yet mature enough to discern between fact and fiction and half-truths. We should respect all people and be kind, courteous and non-discriminatory but please let truth prevail. More than ever, it’s the time to remember the tale of the Emperor with no Clothes. An exponential increase in children identifying as ‘transgender’ and being affirmed at school My 12-year-old daughter tells me that about half her intermediate class is LGBTQIA+. The other half are straight. I’m not kidding. Everyone has been “coming out” this year. At the beginning of the year, they all told the teacher their pronouns. If they change their mind, they just let the teacher know their new pronouns. She knows about four trans kids. When I was surprised and used one girl’s original name, my daughter said, that’s deadnaming, Mum. The kids are all told about gender and sexuality. She said her best mate was gay because another girl told her she liked her. She told me that choosing to be trans was a much bigger choice than being gay or bi or pansexual (yep) because it involved puberty blockers and surgery. She described to me what puberty blockers were, and she was under the impression you could easily stop taking them. She said in 2019, no one was really talking about this stuff, but now they’re all talking about it. They have a Pride rainbow bridge at the school. They are just kids! So naive and innocent and they’re claiming to be nonbinary! I don’t care if my girls are lesbians or bi or straight, but I want them to learn and grow in private, at their own pace. And I am dreading either of them being drawn into the rainbow trans cult. Dunedin North Intermediate (Feb 2022) My friend’s child had his first day on Tuesday and they were taken to the unisex toilets. I don’t know if all the toilets are unisex or just some. Then all the class had to introduce themselves and share their pronouns. The boy didn’t understand what pronouns were and said he didn’t have any. Later at home his big sister said that not knowing his pronouns meant that he was a nothing. I think she probably meant that he was non-binary but that she is confused about it all too. She has just started Year 9 but went to the same intermediate. Her brother got upset at being called a nothing and shouted that he was a boy. My friend said that he told her that 5 children in his class said they were trans. My friend was really angry about it and said that the gender ideology is being treated as extra special and cool so everyone wants to be in the cool, trendy gang to be treated as special and it’s being shoved down kids’ throats. She wants to complain but knows that she will be labelled as a transphobe or homophobe if she does and she holds a public position which really means she can’t speak out about it. The undermining of parental rights by schools teaching transgender ideas without proper consultation (During Pride week) So at our local NZ high school you are to wear pronoun labels of your choice. He or she is not encouraged, however. They or theybe is acceptable. Not kidding. Mine have prior arrangements this week so will be home. My friend has requested her 7 year old not participate in any more Pride activities this week. As a result, her daughter was sent to a different class three separate times today. Sarah (not real name) was taught all about pride today, shown the flags and how they represent: boy loving a boy, girl loving a girl, or you may have been born a little girl but actually you think you might be a boy but there is a flag for that too. Then coloured in the flag and put it on a t-shirt. No notification given to parents at all. PS The teacher makes a big show of excluding Sarah from the class every time they do a “diversity” activity. My daughter (aged 10) has a trans girl in her year group. This child did a presentation to the year group. My daughter said it was a slideshow - she thinks it was a children’s book as it looked like proper illustrations. All about a cat that wanted to be pink. At the end the child urged everyone to use the pronouns people prefer. Around that time my daughter went into the principal’s office and she had a box of pronoun badges (they/them, he/she etc) but my daughter says she hasn’t seen any staff member wearing one. I had already asked the school to tell me if my kids were going to be taught that anyone was “born in the wrong body” a year earlier. Trident High school. This video was shown on 16 June 2021, to over one thousand 13 - 18 year old secondary students. It is propaganda for the unscientific idea that people are born with an innate ‘gender identity’. Range of Gender Identities The unreasonable demands being made on schools, teachers, and students to accommodate gender identity ideology Kaiapoi High School. There is a male student identifying as female who uses the girls changing room and they were made to feel they weren’t allowed to object. Parents were not consulted and are not actually even supposed to know about the student. My granddaughter, who is 13, has just moved from Christchurch to the North Island. Her 1st day of high school has been a shocker. The first thing she was asked by the kids in the class is what pronouns she goes by is she non gender, lesbian, or trans. She had no idea what they were talking about and can't relate to anyone in the class. Rolleston College. The kids are having sex in the unisex toilets. I think all the toilets are unisex. Basically, because everyone can go in together, stalls get used for sex. School board trying to balance rights and interests in sexuality education I am on the board of trustees of a public, co-ed primary school board in the Wellington region. We are finding it difficult to reconcile the rights and interests of parents, with the rights and interests of teachers, within a system that should place child welfare at the centre. Some of these rights and interests are colliding with others. Recently some parents wrote to the board to express their concerns about Navigating the Journey (the sexuality education resource that is informed by the 2020 Ministry of Education RSE guidelines) and its delivery within our school. Their concerns were: That there had been inadequate consultation on the programme (we aren't due to do our two-yearly consultation until next term, so newer families to the school would not have had a chance for consultation yet) That parents had not been notified of upcoming sexuality education topics, thereby depriving them of their right to opt out That material is being shared with students in a way that is not age appropriate. As a board we accept these are valid criticisms. They have come about due to the behaviour of some teaching staff, who have unilaterally decided that placing limits on discussion of sexuality or gender ideology, for the purposes of the school curriculum, interferes with their right to freely express themselves and that this constitutes discrimination against them. They have also used the s51(3) exemption (that teachers have a right to respond to a child's question in the classroom) to skirt around the requirement to ensure that parents can exercise their opt-out rights in respect of the sexuality curriculum. The Human Rights Act allows the provision of separate facilities for each sex (s46), which is particularly important for females. How can we as a board, satisfy that expectation of privacy and sex-segregated facilities, when the Ministry of Education guidance encourages children to use the bathrooms and changing spaces that 'aligns with their gender identity'? Allowing males who identify as female access to female only spaces risks excluding girls from sports and school life. All girls are affected but in particular girls from religious backgrounds such as Muslims, who have strictures against girls sharing private spaces with males. Many of our refugee families come from Muslim countries and policies like these discriminate against and exclude these already marginalised communities. Navigating the Journey also dictates that schools should 'use people's preferred pronouns'. Using different pronouns is effectively a way of signalling to others belief in gender ideology. As such these 'preferred pronouns' policies run afoul of the rights to freedom of thought, conscience and belief, as enshrined in the Bill of Rights Act. As a board we are also concerned that there is no risk assessment that has been done by the Ministry on affirming children in different gender identities as the best therapeutic approach for children suffering gender dysphoria. Studies (including evidence presented in the Keira Bell case https://www.judiciary.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Bell-v-Tavistock-Judgment.pdf ), show that many of the young people presenting at gender identity clinics have co-morbid conditions such as anxiety, depression and autistic spectrum conditions. In addition, a number have histories of past trauma, including sexual abuse, and the reason for their discomfort with their bodies deserves better investigation. In addition, of course, many gender-non-confirming children grow up to be gay. By encouraging affirmation–only approaches, we are, ironically, running the risk of taking part in gay conversion therapy. The lack of clear guidance from the Ministry of Education in these areas makes us worry that these issues can only be resolved through the courts. That would be a waste of school time and resources, that could be better spent educating our rangatahi and encouraging them to accept themselves and each other, as they are. A poster from HVHS (a large coeducational school in the Hutt Valley), inviting students to a regular trans and non-binary student meetup. HVHS Trans and non-binary poster .pdf Download PDF • 142KB