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« on: May 22, 2016, 09:14:54 pm »

Forget the Transgender Bathroom Wars, things have gotten far more interesting in Oz according to this report in today's papers:

Roz Ward, the hardline Marxist behind the contentious Safe Schools program, has been ­appointed to a high-level committee advising the Victorian govern­ment on education issues...

Ms Ward, already a director of the Safe Schools Coalition Victoria, has joined the education reference group set up to provide advice on the government’s LGBTI education priorit­ies and identify new ways to improve equality for gay and transgender youth in schools…

Ms Ward, an academic with a degree in gender studies, has ­become the controversial face of the Safe Schools movement, largely due to her extreme Left political views; including publicly linking the program to a broader Marxist push to liberate society from “gender constructs”.


Safe Schools, ostensibly an anti-bullying program, sets out to teach queer theory (gender fluidity - reference to boys and girls discouraged, role plays imagining you have no genitals, penis tucking, breast binding, links to radical websites - the whole box and dice) to kids as young as seven.

While the federal government reviewed this taxpayer funded program to elimnate the more contentious bits, the State Premier of what is fondly termed Victoriastan has ordered the program be made compulsory in all state schools.


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« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2016, 09:26:36 pm »

Mind you things have gotten even more ridiculous at the State University of California.

http://www.nationalreview.com/node/435511/print

A commenter on a local blog writes:

We have moved to an age where Victimhood is now expressly sought to signal social status and virtue.

eg – an early adopter was Crazy Eyes Bill McKibbon

In a 1996 piece titled “Job and Matthew,” McKibben describes his arrival at college in 1978 as a liberal-leaning student with a suburban Protestant background. “My leftism grew more righteous in college,” he says, “but still there was something pro forma about it.” The problem? “Being white, male, straight, and of impeccably middle-class background, I could not realistically claim to be a victim of anything.”

At one point, in what he calls a “loony” attempt to claim the mantle of victimhood, McKibben nearly convinced himself that he was part Irish so he could don a black armband as Bobby Sands and fellow members of the Provisional Irish Republican Army died in a hunger strike. Yet even as he failed to persuade himself he was Irish, McKibben continued to enthusiastically support every leftist-approved victim group he could find. Nonetheless, something was missing. None of these causes seemed truly his own. When McKibben almost singlehandedly turned global warming into a public issue in 1989, his problem was solved. Now everyone could be a victim …

Global warming allows the upper-middle-class to join the proletariat, cloaking erstwhile oppressors in the mantle of righteous victimhood.
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2016, 06:40:25 am »


While the federal government reviewed this taxpayer funded program to elimnate the more contentious bits, the State Premier of what is fondly termed Victoriastan has ordered the program be made compulsory in all state schools.


Obama had the Department of Education and the Department of Justice work together on a memo containing similar guidelines for every school district in America. They are attempting to use the threat of withholding federal funds as the price for non-compliance.
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