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Robert Wargas


April 14, 2012 - 10:50 am

Once again, we see that those who scream the loudest about “diversity” are those who take every measure to abolish it:

“In an effort to support gender neutrality, Sweden recently added a gender-neutral pronoun, ‘hen,’ to the country’s National Encyclopedia. Slate reports that several preschools in Sweden have stopped making references to the gender of their students. Instead of calling children ‘boys and girls,’ teachers are referring to students as ‘buddies.’ One school even stopped allowing free playtime during the day because stereotypical gender patterns are born and cemented. In free play there is hierarchy, exclusion, and the seed to bullying.’ And the country just published its first gender-neutral children’s book, ‘Kivi och Monsterhund.’

Pardon my bourgeois instincts, but wouldn’t true “gender neutrality” entail teaching respect for others’ differences and for encouraging individuality?

There’s nothing we can do about Sweden; it’s a utopian socialist enclave run by “Harrison Bergeron”-inspired technocrats. But we can do something about the United States, and that is to remain fiercely vigilant about these types of stories emanating from the fallen parts of the West. Stay mad and stay loud: it’s the only way.

Robert Wargas is a contributor to PJ Media. A native of Long Island, he was educated at the City University of New York and Yale University, and has also written for The Daily Telegraph of London and The Weekly Standard. Outside of opinion writing, he has worked as a professional historian for a major research laboratory and university, documenting the history of biotechnology since the 1970s. He has also reported for both weekly and daily newspapers, including Newsday. He maintains a personal blog/website at Follow him on Twitter @RobertWargas
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