I Feel Sorry for These Children

No ‘him’ or ‘her’; preschool fights gender bias

STOCKHOLM – 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.

“Society expects girls to be girlie, nice and pretty and boys to be manly, rough and outgoing,” says Jenny Johnsson, a 31-year-old teacher. “Egalia gives them a fantastic opportunity to be whoever they want to be.”

The taxpayer-funded preschool which opened last year in the liberal Sodermalm district of Stockholm for kids aged 1 to 6 is among the most radical examples of Sweden’s efforts to engineer equality between the sexes from childhood onward. …


I have both boys and girls and I’m sorry they are so different from each other. Even as babies. The younger ones have had free access to both “boy” toys and “girl” toys but that has not changed their basic personalities. Even my tomboyish girl still has the personality of a girl and enjoys dressing up and being a lady, and helping to cook as long as she can still play baseball with the boys.

I dread what happens to these confused children as they mature. 🙁



6 thoughts on “I Feel Sorry for These Children

  1. I agree. I said it about my little girl when she was only months old, how different she was than my boys were. She cried differently, she smiled differently, she is a girl and to rob that nature identity from her will do more harm than good. This is nothing more than angry feminists trying their utmost to destroy any vestige of manliness, because inevitably the boys will turn out feminized and the girls will either be very aggressive feminists or seductive little trollops (as we see in the culture we know live in).
    I have said this to my wife before and I’ll repeat it here. Take a room full of men and women (equal portions) and right in the middle of the floor place a new born baby. The baby starts crying and fussing and needs someone to take care of it. Guess who will naturally run to its aid? The women of course. It’s built in. The men will look and probably laugh and then motion for one of the women to go to it as well. This is natural, but man apparently knows better, eh?

    Berean Wife Reply:


    My husband noticed early on how sitting at the table our daughter could be just looked at “wrong” and she would be crying. He gave up asking what was wrong. She didn’t even know.

    We have both boys and girls and the differences are quite noticeable, even with the girl who is more active and doesn’t mind getting dirty. Hopefully, we’ll get her cleaned up and more ladylike in demeanor as time goes on. 🙂

    So glad that at least for now we can homeschool our children and protect them from much of this.

    Berean Wife

    Paul Reply:

    Here in Canada you have a good chance of getting your children taken away by the Child Welfare people for homeschooling. We want to as well, but can’t because of this threat. I have heard many people say, “well you can fight it in court.” Yes and after four years of your children living in some else’s home until you get your decision and the wheels of process play out…then maybe you’ll be able to do so. Our children are going to a private school in Sept.

    Berean Wife Reply:


    That is a shame that Canada is like that. 🙁 That is one reason I often point out “while we can homeschool” because I do realize our days are numbered, even here in the Land of the Free (once long ago) and the Home of the Brave (mostly for extreme sports only). We are giving away all our freedom to our government so they can take care of us. So many in the US want to be just like Canada with their health care, so what if there are strings attached. One day even private schools will be a thing of the past unless there is a revival brought to the hearts of men by the Lord. I am glad at least private school is an option for you for now.

    Berean Wife

  2. Wow, I’m surprised by that Paul, as I’ve lived in Canada my entire life and have never heard of CFS intervening because a family homeschools (and I know of a number of homeschooling families!). What province was this in?

    Paul Reply:

    It’s actually straight across the board. I know people as well who homeschool, and they are terrified to be “found out”. In Ontario now, they have passed a bill that gives Child Protection Services the right to adopt a baby out within 30 days of removal unless it can be cleared up before then. Good night! Nothing gets cleared up with them in 30 days, you don’t even know why they have removed until at least a month into it. Canada is fast becoming a very scary place to live.

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