‘Gender-neutral’ Swedish preschools teach boys to wear dresses

Article here. Excerpt:

'Many government-funded Swedish preschools are “gender-neutral” and teach youngsters to reject their natural inclinations toward masculine or feminine activities, instead requiring them to do activities usually associated with the opposite sex.

“A preschool’s approach to gender has now become a common question before enrollment,” the New York Times reported in a profile of these schools. Swedish teachers “are doing what they can to deconstruct” gender.

Since 1998, state curriculum has required teachers to “counteract traditional gender roles and gender patterns.”

Schools go about this in different ways, largely based on their leadership. Many Swedish children begin going to these programs when they are just one year old.

At the dawn of this massive social experiment, “Boys and girls at the preschools were separated for part of the day and coached in traits associated with the other gender. Boys massaged each other’s feet. Girls were led in barefoot walks in the snow, and told to throw open the window and scream.”'

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True. About ten years ago some animal behaviorists took 10 puppies and ten kittens and switched the broods shortly after they were weaned and on solid food. The kittens were put with female dogs and the puppies with the mother cats. Further, the behaviorists tried to teach the cats to bark and the dogs to meow.

They met with mixed results. At the end of a year, the dogs began to sing like birds and the cats took to swimming.

The behaviorists are still trying to figure out what exactly to make of the results.

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I wasn't a kid in this program. make me wear a dress to school and u better be sure to include that underwear must also be worn. weeeee. probably easier to scratch itchy balls too. see, there is an up side.

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... commando, too. And I'd've found a reason to go skipping such that my frilly little dress would fly up in the air.

I'm guessing this childhood cross-dressing thing wouldn't've survived me being part of it.

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