‘Gender theory a matter of faith’, says family law expert

‘Gender theory a matter of faith’, says family law expert, by Rebecca Urban.

A leading family law and child-protection expert has criticised the teaching of radical gender theory in classrooms across the country, likening the “odd and unscientific” beliefs promoted by groups such as the Safe Schools Coalition to those espoused by Scientology.

Sydney University law profes­sor Patrick Parkinson has called for an extensive overhaul of the Safe Schools program, having taken issue with its ­promotion of “exaggerated statistics” on the prevalence of transgender and intersex conditions in the community to support its creators’ “belief that gender is fluid and can even be chosen”.

Gender theory is just a theory, and a politically convenient one for some. So watch out, it may not be true.

In a research paper to be published today, Professor Parkinson notes that gender ideology, which lies at the heart of Safe Schools, has become a widespread belief system, particularly in Western countries.

With its origins in university philosophy departments rather than science, it has no place in the primary or secondary school curriculum, which is required to be evidence-based, he argues.

A la Scientology:

“There would be an uproar if the beliefs of Scientologists … were being taught in state schools through state-funded programs,” he says, referring to the controversial religion.

“Yet the belief system that what gender you are is a matter for you to determine without ­reference to your physical and ­reproductive attribu­tes might not be dissimilar.”

People know gender theory is basically rubbish, because of their  common knowledge borne of experience and thousands of years of cultural history. The real issue is limiting the damage done to children and society by the leftists spreading this gender ideology, before it is widely acknowledged to be rubbish and terminated. Watch carefully for the financial, political, and sexual winners from the spread of this nonsense — it is almost certain to be about promoting a false but superficially plausible idea for profit, power, and maybe some grooming of potential sexual partners too.

hat-tip Stephen Neil