Sweden, I remind readers, has had gay "marriage" for all of three years:
STOCKHOLM (AP) — At the "Egalia" preschool, staff avoid using words like "him" or "her" and address the 33 kids as "friends" rather than girls and boys.
From the color and placement of toys to the choice of books, every detail has been carefully planned to make sure the children don't fall into gender stereotypes. [...]
Breaking down gender roles is a core mission in the national curriculum for preschools, underpinned by the theory that even in highly egalitarian-minded Sweden, society gives boys an unfair edge.
To even things out, many preschools have hired "gender pedagogues" to help staff identify language and behavior that risk reinforcing stereotypes. [...]Director Lotta Rajalin notes that Egalia places a special emphasis on fostering an environment tolerant of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. From a bookcase, she pulls out a story about two male giraffes who are sad to be childless — until they come across an abandoned crocodile egg.
Nearly all the children's books deal with homosexual couples, single parents or adopted children. There are no "Snow White," ''Cinderella" or other classic fairy tales seen as cementing stereotypes.
Egalia doesn't deny the biological differences between boys and girls — the dolls the children play with are anatomically correct.
What matters is that children understand that their biological differences "don't mean boys and girls have different interests and abilities," Rajalin says. "This is about democracy. About human equality." [All emphases added--E.M.]
I've been saying for years that the real "gay rights" agenda was to force society to abandon heteronormativity by attacking and destroying any notion of the traditional family and traditional gender roles. This is proof that I am right; this is what gay rights activists really want. They see both traditional gender roles and the mother-father-biological children norm of the family as the biggest threats to them, and seek to destroy them both--and destroy anyone who claims that there is anything inherently better for individuals and for society about the traditional family and traditional understandings of gender.
Think New York kindergartens and "Head Start" programs and the like won't closely mirror this Swedish school within a decade or so? I wouldn't take that bet--and the tension between religious believers who reject this sort of pernicious nonsense and the liberal agenda cheerleaders who think that a post-heteronormative world in which gender is a meaningless social construct will be a new Eden is going to grow to the point where peaceful coexistence is simply impossible.