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hysteria imported from the U.S.  really?  i’ve been hearing that for years.

Everything running late today.

I just found this and thought, why not?

It might anger a few, and I can’t buy into it.  But the fellow writing the column seems to think it’s us, that is Americans, who are to blame for the bizarre subject of my previous post on education and gender.

There are a lot of things over this side of the water, that ppl here say originate in the USA, and maybe some do.
But nobody I am aware of is holding a loaded gun to the head of any Brit, and forcing them to adopt a loony tune program.

Here’s an example from the column.  I’d encourage all to read it all, cos it isn’t all bad.

Why, then, has the concept of gender fluidity come to loom so large that the Government wants to grill teenagers about it?

Essentially, this is a hysteria imported from the U.S. The Puritan strain in U.S. history — English Puritans, in despair at corruption in the Church of England, migrated there in the 17th century — has left the country with a propensity for doctrinaire witch-hunts.

U.S. activists fought — and won — admirable battles for the rights of women, blacks and gay people.In the process, however, a huge industry grew up around minority rights. American universities are grossly overstaffed with ‘diversity’ officers who encourage professors and students to denounce anyone who uses ‘insensitive language’ to describe an oppressed group.

The same is increasingly true of British campuses, which love to copy the latest American politically correct fad.

I’d always thought cos that’s what I was taught, that the Puritans left England cos they weren’t allowed to persecute here , and so left to go where they could do the persecuting.
Well anyway ...

Here’s the link to the whole article.

GENDER MADNESS


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 01/29/2016 at 06:34 PM   
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