The gender unicorn is a "sexually ambiguous mythical creature," The Daily Caller reported.
Oregonian columnist Elizabeth Hovde explains how the gender unicorn, which kind of resembles Barney, is employed in the classroom in middle school.
The unicorn invites students to consider their gender identity, gender expression, declare their sex "assigned at birth," and choose who they're physically and emotionally attracted to. For the kids who haven't yet had their first kiss, or even the desire for one, this must be a confusing subject matter.
Perhaps oversimplifying, gender identity is defined as how a person feels internally, and gender expression is the outward manifestation of same.
In some areas, teachers are evidently using the gender unicorn in supplemental materials without the knowledge of school boards or parents. The Oregonian suggests that some school districts in Oregon and Washington state begin teaching about gender issues in health studies as early as kindergarten.
According to the organization that created the gender unicorn, which it says is an updated version of the gingerbread "person," the male or female binary is "mostly a European construct."
Trans Student Education Resources describes its mission as being "dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans and gender nonconforming students through advocacy and empowerment," which includes creating a "more trans-friendly education system."
Human sexuality is obviously a very sensitive, complex issue and one that traditionally was dealt with privately. For the ordinary person and/or concerned parent who supports the concept of inclusiveness, questions include where is this all headed and whether school systems have appropriate or misplaced priorities.
Hovde's column recommends that teachers share any such supplemental materials with parents, adding that "I want to be at least as involved in the gender-and-sexual-identity discussion with my kid as a purple unicorn."
Earlier this month, Natural News asserted that indoctrination in schools is "sowing the seeds of confusion" in the minds of young children, and which could lead in some instances to invasive gender identity therapy.
In April, NaturalNews founder Mike Adams said, "the genetic reality that gender expression in humans is binary," and that "You can’t believe in biological transgenderism and science at the same time." (Related: Follow more news on rational science at Rational.news.)
Separately, writing in The Daily Signal, pediatrician Michelle Cretella insisted that transgender politics leads to child abuse in those instances when pharmaceutical drugs and surgical procedures come into play. Dr. Cretella, the president of the American College of Pediatricians, maintained among other things that most kids who experience distress over their biological sex outgrow it by late adolescence after going through puberty.
In a recent appearance with Tucker Carlson, Dr. Cretella underscored her concerns with the almost universal acceptance of a transgender ideology, asserting that gender is hardwired at birth.
We have actually called this child abuse because by feeding children and families these lies, children are having their normal psychological development interrupted. They’re being put on the puberty blockers which essentially castrates them chemically, followed by surgical mutilation later on. This is child abuse; it’s not healthcare.