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Irish curriculum advises teaching babies they can be transgender

Ireland’s official curriculum body has advised that babies and toddlers should be told stories about being transgender and “gender fluid,” Gript can reveal.

In addition to this, it also advises teaching children age zero and up that they can wear the opposite sex’s clothing, and encourages Junior Infants students to be read stories such as “The Boy In The Dress,” all about a boy who wants to wear girls’ clothes and change his gender identity.

At least one of the book lists, entitled “Free To Be Me,” was even endorsed by the Green Party Minister for Children, Roderic O’Gorman.

The advice comes from the website of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA), which is a sub branch of the Irish Department of Education.

Regarding SPHE curriculum, the website has a list of resources and book lists it advises for Junior and Senior infants classes.

“The resources presented in this section are suggested for teaching Junior and Senior Infant pupils,” it reads.

“These resources have been developed by state agencies or organisations with expertise in the area of SPHE / RSE. Each resource is also freely available to use in Irish primary school classrooms.”

One of the resources included is a book list by Children’s Books Ireland entitled “Free To Be Me.”

The reading guide contains a book entitled “Fred Gets Dressed,” which it says is aimed at 2 to 4-year-olds.

“Fred loves to roam the house naked – until he finds inspiration in his parents’ closet,” the book description reads.

“Dad’s drab attire proves tricky, so Fred dons his mum’s attire instead – frock, lipstick and pearls included. Upon finding him, Mum offers the final touches and Dad (and dog!) get dolled up too.”

Notably, at the start of the reading list, a foreword by Children’s Minister Roderic O’Gorman is included endorsing the book list, saying “I hope you find a book here that brings you joy and lessons to carry with you for your life.”

The list also includes the book “Julian Is A Mermaid” by Jessica Love, in which a little boy “wants to be a mermaid” and so begins to wear a girl’s dress. It is described as “Great for talking about gender identity, gender fluidity and gender as a spectrum.”

According to the NCCA resource, this is labelled as “Suitable for ages 3–8.” However, another NCCA-provided document lists the same book as suitable for children as young as 2.

It also includes a suggested class activity after reading the book, in which students are encouraged “think about how gender might be expressed as a spectrum rather than a binary.” In other words, children as young as 3 should consider that there may be more genders than just male or female.

The NCCA resources also include a list of “Children’s Books for Wellbeing,” put together in 2020, with a list of books to be used in Junior Infants SPHE classes.

Books listed include ones such as “The Boy In The Dress” by David Williams.

As the title implies, this story is about a 12-year-old boy named Dennis who dresses up in girls’ clothes and changes his name to “Denise.” His clothing is so convincing, that he is even asked on a date by a male who thinks he is a real female.

In the course of the story, however, he is ultimately expelled from class, as his crossdressing violates the school’s uniform policy. However, he later finds out that the school’s male principal is also a secret crossdresser who wears women’s clothes in private. “Denise” then admits he is “blackmailing” the principal, saying he will expose him unless he is readmitted to the school. Ultimately he gets his wish, and Dennis’ clothing choices are accepted.

Under the theme of “gender identity,” the document also includes books such as “My Princess Boy,” and “10,000 Dresses,” each about a boy who identifies as a girl and wants to dress as a girl.

Again, these stories are aimed at Junior Infants students.

Another list included by the NCCA is “Rainbow Reads” – a series of LGBTQI+ themed books, which was produced in partnership with An Post.

This list includes the same “Fred Gets Dressed” story about crossdressing, except this time, it’s aimed at children aged 0 and up.

It also includes a story for 2-year-olds, entitled “Frockodile,” about “Cliff, the crocodile who wants to wear a dress.” Again, this is about crossdressing.

“When the hyenas laugh at Cliff, he pretends he’s dressing up for a play. But no play exists!” the description reads.

Another story, aimed at 9 year olds, is about yet another boy who believes he is a girl, and wants to play a female role in the school play.

These are just some examples of the recommended books – there are many, many more.

This revelation comes as Education Minister Norma Foley announces that Junior Cert students will be taught about pornography as part of sex education classes.

Already, Irish education authorities have told an Oireachtas Committee that teachers are often uncomfortable with teaching sex education curriculum topics as in many cases they feel the material is not “age appropriate.”

Gript recently did a series of reports on material provided by the NCCA, in which we showed that Ireland’s official national curriculum body has encouraged teachers to study “crossdressing” for “erotic enjoyment,” “drag,” “gender queer” and “gender-fluid” identities as part of an “SPHE and RSE toolkit” for primary schools.

Teachers were also discouraged from using the phrase “boys and girls,” and were told instead to seek a more gender neutral alternative.

In addition, school teachers are being encouraged to teach students how to organise radical feminist protests, as well as discuss “challenging the patriarchy” and other far-Left talking points.

Irish school teachers’ guides discuss “challenging the patriarchy”

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