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Kindergartens to get same-sex fairytales. Government wants to do away with established models. Traditional children’s fairytales are to be phased out. Picture books with princes who fall in love with other princes, kings who’d rather spend time with their children than ruling their kingdom, and macho princesses who save princes from great danger will eventually be a regular part of kindergarten education. The Ministry of Children and Equality wants to mirror Norwegian society’s sexual diversity by expanding pupils’ gender identity. Children are to learn that having homosexual or lesbian parents is normal.

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Kindergartens to get same-sex fairytales

Published on Thursday, 6th May, 2010 at 21:00 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Government wants to do away with established models.

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Traditional children’s fairytales are to be phased out. Picture books with princes who fall in love with other princes, kings who’d rather spend time with their children than ruling their kingdom, and macho princesses who save princes from great danger will eventually be a regular part of kindergarten education.

The Ministry of Children and Equality wants to mirror Norwegian society’s sexual diversity by expanding pupils’ gender identity. Children are to learn that having homosexual or lesbian parents is normal.

About one and a half years ago, the amended marriage law allowing same-sex partners to tie the knot was introduced.

There’s now a move to transfer the ideology to toddlers and upwards. 1,500 examples of teaching materials warning against the one-sided gender patterns in fairytales have been sent out to the country’s kindergartens.

Employees are also to be sent on courses where they’ll learn how to talk to children about different sexual orientations, as well as improving their competence to handle cases of bullying because of sexual identity.

“Research shows parents and kindergarten workers help reinforce traditional gender patterns. The aim of our work is to expand boys’ and girls’ room for manoeuvre in kindergarten. Love happens in kindergarten and at school,” Ole Bredesen Norfjell, Executive Editor at the Reform Foundation – a resource centre for men – that’s published the material, tells Vårt Land.



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Published on Thursday, 6th May, 2010 at 21:00 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: kindergarten, fairytales, gender, prince, princess, homosexuality, lesbian, sexual, gender, identity, bullying.


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