It’s a wonderful thing to have access to higher education. If we want our nation to thrive for generations to come, our kids must remain competitive with the rest of the world.
Unfortunately, our colleges have become something less than institutions for educational growth, and more centers for liberal indoctrination, eschewing core academic instruction and exerting the personal ideological worldview of the professors into the curriculum.
The apparent goal is to create an army of social justice warriors for the future, rather than equip students with real world knowledge. As a result, parents (and very often, the tax dollars of U.S. citizens) are paying for indoctrination, with a side order of actual knowledge.
Case in point: An Ivy League giant, Harvard University, is allowing a school club to release a guide book into the stream of student life that is so incredibly out of touch with real life, you have to wonder what other fairy tales are being passed on as truth, there.
“Sex assigned at birth and gender identity are not necessarily the same,” the flyer begins, elaborating that anatomical characteristics may not always align with “gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, hormonal makeup, physical anatomy, and/or how one is perceived in daily life.”
It then segues into the claim that “there are more than two sexes,” but this time focuses on biological considerations, citing a post by the Organization Intersex International (OII)asserting that “at least 2% of people” are born with some combination of male and female genitalia, hormones, or chromosomes.
Returning to the theme of “identity,” the flyer tells students that “for many people—cis and trans—gender expression, identity, and self-understanding can change from day to day,” noting that gender can be expressed through one’s “speech, mannerisms, clothing,” and more.
Let’s be honest, here (because the people influencing our youth won’t be): If you’re changing your mind about your gender every day, that has nothing to do with your sexuality and everything to do with your need for attention.
The fantastical, unicorns-and-fairy-dust claims being pushed “for informational purposes” on major college campuses are a distraction from the purpose of higher education. In fact, college should be the last place you expect to hear such inane dribble.
Classes in Advanced Virtue Signaling or Intro to Protesting today will not prepare students to leave the halls of academia and adequately fill the real world needs of tomorrow.
A better stance to be made on college campuses would be to simply use the label, “student” and do the job of teaching useful applications for the time after they leave the bubble of college life.