Rachel Levine, the assistant secretary for health for the Department of Health and Human Services, praised a gender clinic that promotes ‘woke’ ideas about biological sex and refers to mothers as an ‘egg producer.’
“These inspiring people work tirelessly to create a more equitable future, where all those living in the U.S. have equal access to lifesaving medical care,” Levine said.
In its resources section called “gender-inclusive biology, Identity Alaska promotes radical ideas about biological sex.
The gender-inclusive biology curriculum recommended “child-friendly definitions” of terms relating to gender.
As Fox News reported:
It said kids as young as kindergarten should learn about how doctors “assign” the gender to babies by making a “guess” and also included guidance on how to speak to the age group about sexual attraction.
It recommended teachers inform students about “using accurate language for body parts and functions without assuming that there are only two sexes and that everyone within a particular sex is the same. It’s important to be able to communicate about our bodies in accurate ways.”
The lesson guides call to strike the word “mother” from discussions about reproduction, referring to them as a “gestational parent,” “birth parent,” “egg producer,” or “carrier.”
Instead of saying, “when the mom gives birth,” the term should be “when the baby exists in the womb.”
Similarly, a child shouldn’t be told they have genes from their mom and dad. Instead, it should be phrased as, “You received a mix of genes from sperm and egg.”
The gender-inclusive curriculum goes so far as to recommend avoiding the biological sex terms – male and female, including when referring to hormones produced.
Instead of “male hormones” and “female hormones,” the correct terminology would be using the terms “testosterone or estrogen,” according to the guidelines. Likewise, “male reproductive organs” should be spiked and with only “penis and testicles.”
The correct terminology for men and women is also “those with ovaries” and “those with testicles.”
Language such as “Men should check their testicles regularly for lumps” should be removed and supplanted with “Testicle-having people should check them regularly for lumps.”
The guide appears to promote social justice agenda and says teachers should focus their biology lessons on being “anti-oppression.”
“Examine how science has been used as a tool to fight oppression,” the guide said. “Lessons highlight and challenge oppression in current and historical science practices.”
The guide provided three solutions to avoid being offensive with scientific language.
If a classroom textbook said “men,” a teacher should explain that men were a complex term
Another highlighted the “offensiveness” of biological terms can bring in a classroom, teachers can say sex is “assigned.’
“Our assigned sex of female or male usually determines the type of sex cell we make: egg or sperm.”
It also calls to de-center humans,” pushing for children to learn from animal behaviors.
The gender-inclusive curriculum goes on 0 suggest that anthropology classes can teach that analyzing the bone structure of excavated remains can be misleading about biological sex and gender identity, calling it “heteronormativity” to deduce those conclusions.
“Skeletal remains are often misidentified as a specific sex because of oversimplifications made about their development across individuals and groups. Intersex, transgender, and gender non-conforming individuals are now being readily identified due to genetic testing and the rejection of cissexism and heteronormativity in anthropology.”