Candace Owens is giving her take on parenting this week… and claims that there is something suspect about a parent who allows their children to choose their gender.
“I would never allow my children to have play dates at the homes of parents who have allowed their children to pick their gender. Such an easy way to identify adult predators,” she tweeted.
I would never allow my children to have play dates at the homes of parents who have allowed their children to pick their gender.— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) May 5, 2022
Such an easy way to identify adult predators.
The topic has been divisive one for years.
In March, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantisigned the Parental Rights in Education bill—known by critics as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill—into law. At the time, DeSantis claimed parents’ rights have been “increasingly ignored,” when it comes to the issue of gender.
The bill HB will prohibit any “classroom instruction” involving “sexual orientation or gender identity” through the third grade. Any discussions past third grade must be conducted “in a manner that is not age appropriate or developmentally appropriate.”
The bill faced a heavy backlash:
“I don’t care what corporate media outlets say, I don’t care what Hollywood says, I don’t care what big corporations say,” DeSantis said. “Here I stand. I’m not backing down.”
This week, a more restrictive Louisiana bill was shot down by a state House committee. The bill went a step further than Florida’s legislation, making it illegal for teachers to ask students to refer to them by gender-related titles like “Mr.,” “Ms.” or “Mrs.”
Strongly recommend watching these two clips of a visibly moved @SecretaryPete Buttigieg talking yesterday about Roe v Wade and the Don't say gay bill.— Gah! I'm just a fan sharing tidbits🏳️🌈 (@petetidbits) May 5, 2022
"I trust women to draw that line. for the last 50 years America has trusted women to draw that line." pic.twitter.com/1JLtqpoOum
Georgia, Ohio, Arizona, Oklahoma, Indiana and Tennessee have all proposed similar bills.
Across the water, some countries have taken the opposite approach.
Earlier this year, Scotland passed legislation which allowed children as young as four can “explore their own gender” without the consent of their parents.
In Scotland, children can choose whether they’d like to use male or female restrooms and change rooms in accordance with their gender choice. They can also choose their own pronouns.
Please tell me how children should address their teachers. Should they be calling them by their first names? I am old and find this informality to be too much. It blurs and distorts the role differences and adults and children.