Portrait of idiocy-in-action: Karen Keller

So, this Kindergarten teacher thought it would be a great idea to achieve “gender equity” by banning the boys in her class from playing with Legos, and then lying to them about it:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/karen-keller-bans-boys-legos_us_564f5009e4b0879a5b0abc9e

I’m not going to bother with the standard Right-wing “gender essentialist” bullshit canards about whether or not gender-roles are somehow “natural” (IE: biological).  Ultimately, the question itself is ill-formed.

Time for an Ayn Rand quote, folks:

Racism is the lowest, most crudely primitive form of collectivism. It is the notion of ascribing moral, social or political significance to a man’s genetic lineage—the notion that a man’s intellectual and characterological traits are produced and transmitted by his internal body chemistry. Which means, in practice, that a man is to be judged, not by his own character and actions, but by the characters and actions of a collective of ancestors.

Racism claims that the content of a man’s mind (not his cognitive apparatus, but its content) is inherited; that a man’s convictions, values and character are determined before he is born, by physical factors beyond his control. This is the caveman’s version of the doctrine of innate ideas—or of inherited knowledge—which has been thoroughly refuted by philosophy and science. Racism is a doctrine of, by and for brutes. It is a barnyard or stock-farm version of collectivism, appropriate to a mentality that differentiates between various breeds of animals, but not between animals and men.

Like every form of determinism, racism invalidates the specific attribute which distinguishes man from all other living species: his rational faculty. Racism negates two aspects of man’s life: reason and choice, or mind and morality, replacing them with chemical predestination.

A genius is a genius, regardless of the number of morons who belong to the same race—and a moron is a moron, regardless of the number of geniuses who share his racial origin.

http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/racism.html

So, both “gender essentialist” Right-wingers and this dizzy, SJW twat-bag are wrong: EVEN IF you assume the possibility of some sort of “innate” (IE: biological) “tendencies” upon which traditional gender-roles are based, that STILL doesn’t justify attempts to enforce those “roles” on dissenters.  “Black swans” occur in any population group, which is why “Stereotyping” is so damnably sloppy and dangerous.

Now, this twat-bag of a “teacher” has single-handedly managed to ensure that both the male and female students have negative experiences with legos — and by extension, other “STEM”-related toys, as well.

“How?”, you ask?

Simple:

  1. She is essentially forcing the girls in her class to play with LEGOS (whether they actually want to do so, or not.)
  2. She is LYING to the boys in her class (so they don’t “feel bad”), even though she explicitly intends for them to NEVER get the chance to play with LEGOS in her class, again.
  3. The dizzy bitch’s attempt to “trick” the girls in her class into playing with LEGOS by means of “gender essentialist” bullshit like PINK and “girly” lego sets?  That would be funny, if it wasn’t so abysmally, viscously stupid.

The truly horrible thing about this dizzy SJW bitch?

Well, I did the “google” thing, and managed to blunder across her web-page at the school district.  Her “about me” blurb is….telling:

My daughter, Blair (33), and my son Drew (31), attended Blakely Elementary from Kindergarten to fifth grade! Blair and her husband, Sam, have two sons named Gideon who turns 3 on Halloween and Tobias who is 2 weeks old!!!!!!

My favorite thing to do is to READ. I love to travel and have visited many schools around the world. I really like to camp and hike, and also enjoy cozy activities like knitting (I make hats that look like vegetables), sewing quilts and baking cookies. My ALL time favorite thing to do is to get up each morning, drive 1 mile to work and hang-out with the best crowd imaginable – KINDERGARTNERS!!!!!!!

Also, here’s another thing:

Here are three pages of listings of female scientists (many of whom lived in MUCH more overtly sexist cultures/time-periods):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_female_scientists_before_the_20th_century

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_female_scientists_in_the_20th_century

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_female_scientists_in_the_21st_century

So much for both the dizzy SJW bullshit-artists (like Keller) and the reactionary, “Gender”-essentialist “Right”.

Quite frankly, at this point, I genuinely hope Donald Trump gets us all nuked.

 

 

 

 

 

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