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Which ideas are those again? Accepting those who are different than you? Love is love? Hating someone because who they love is awful?No, saying ‘its ok to be who you are’ isn’t the issue, its putting ideas into childrens heads and reinforcing those ideas through repetition.
Dangerous ideas in line with the CAF Ethos I know....
Sounds like your gripe is with the provincial governments that have gutted education funding and that have watered down other aspects of curriculum such as music, the arts, and practical learning opportunities like auto shop and woodworking.There isn’t any time spent in school on all sorts of important topics which shall directly effect them as they grow up. No discussions on how rent works, no discussions on mortgages, credit cards, car purchases, barely any discussion on how our political system works, etc. but they do hammer in lots of pride stuff.
One doesn't take away the other.
Still is, just with our now expanded understanding of sexual orientation and gender.When I was going to school, it was right when the whole gay rights movement was really taking off in school. At that time it was LGB, none of the other letters yet. Basically what was being pushed then was its ok to be gay, bi, etc, and to tolerate others.
And if I were to question the legitimacy of French as a Second Language or that the Québécois are just sore losers from 1763, Id be labelled a francophobe and lose my job. You are allowed to hold opinions, however, you are not immune from the consequences or perceptions of others for holdling them. Especially when its against a group of people that have a legal right to exist in the same society as you do.Now they have gone from seeking tolerance to actively attacking others with different opinions. Those whose views don’t match up with their ever changing definition of acceptable. If you have the audacity to question any of it you will be declared a homophobe/transphobe and attacked.
If my kids have to learn to speak frog, your kids will have to learn that my daughter is a person that exists within Canadian society and deserves tolerance and acceptance.
I don't feel sorry for my daughter, because she knows that she has the love and support of her parents to become who she truly is. And that has fluctuated through the years from her wanting to be a dinosaur at age 3 to wanting to be an astronaut at age 7. The fact that she hss experienced body dysmorphia for the past 4 years when she started into puberty and tried to kill herself because of it makes me think this isnt a phase. Moreso, professionals with more letters beside their names than you or I could ever hope to have confirmed it. So I will take whatever article you read with very little weight.I feel sorry for your daughter because that isn’t a state I wish for anyone to be in. That being said everything I have read indicates a super majority odds if you just leave them alone by time they are finished puberty they will be comfortable in their body. Its not a guarantee, but there have been enough studies affirming that the best practice is basically to wait and see.
Until you start looking at things like the Charter (which states they're applicable to all regardless of age) and the various Child and Family Welfare Acta. Parents have a responsibility, yes, but the child has rights and protections afforded to them because, well, parents can be awful.As to the school outing them, until the child is 18 or emancipated they are the responsibility of the parent.
What if the child kills themselves because the parents plan on shipping off to a "therapy camp?" What if the parent kills the child for the sake of family honour? What ifs go both ways. One has a more plausible result than the other. Which one do you think that is?Denying a parent important information as to the wellbeing of their child based off ‘what ifs’ is wrong. ‘What if’ the child kills themselves because they didn’t get the treatment they need due to denying the parent the information they need to seek assistance for them?
You know what leads to lowering that rate? Safe and inclusive spaces and protections against abuse.Especially for a mental illness which has a 32-50% suicide rate.
You're reaching pretty damn far with that comparison. Gender and sexual orientation is very much not akin to substance abuse, and I say that as a recovering addict.If your child was doing heroin and the school found out do they have the right to keep that information from you?
That's a criminal act and should be treated as such. That is not at all appropriate for ANY public arena and I would be saying that as well if it were a straight couple. Much like the Stampede Threesome of yesteryear.Meanwhile, more proof that the folks who run 'Family Friendly' gay pride parades can make bad choices too