Canadian Schools Are Asking Kids About Their "Gender Identity" and Sexuality
And they've been doing it for years
It was recently brought to my attention that a school district in Ontario was asking students to fill out a survey that asked them to indicate what their “gender” is. The options included male and female but did not end there. This was followed by “transgender,” “non-binary,” “questioning,” and “two-spirit,” among other ridiculous prompts. If your “gender” was not listed, you could specify further.
I’ve already known that surveys like this happen in Canadian schools, but it is never less jarring and infuriating to see it. These are the questions of a cult, and schools are just taking them for granted. The idea that it’s possible to be something other than male or female or that “gender” takes precedence over “sex” (they never specify which view they are taking, because confusion is the whole point) is a cult idea. It is more than just a metaphysical belief—it is a marker of complete and total indoctrination, and activist educators have the country’s children believing it.
This is not the first time such a survey has been unleashed on Canadian schoolchildren. A quick search highlighted many instances since 2019 (and I wouldn’t be surprised if this practice goes back even further).
A great example is the 2021-22 York Region District School Board Student Survey. This survey asked a similar set of questions, prompting students to accept the idea that they must have a “deeply felt” sense of their “identity” on the “gender spectrum” and then asking them what it was.
If you can believe it, the survey gets even worse, next asking students: “Do you identify with the gender you were assigned at birth?” This is not a benign question. It presupposes that we all accept the asinine idea that “gender” is “assigned at birth.”
None of these are benign questions, including the next one which asks kids what their sexual orientation is. The options include asexual, bisexual, gay, heterosexual/straight, lesbian, pansexual, queer, questioning, Two Spirit, “not sure”, “I do not understand the question”, “prefer not to answer”, and “not listed above” (with an option to write in your answer).
First, many of these are nonsensical, ideologically driven terms that don’t mean anything in regard to sexual orientation.
But the bigger issue here is that kids are being asked about their sexual orientation in the first place. Kids as young as grade 7! Kids as young as 11, 12, and 13 years of age are expected to be familiar with all of these various terms for different sexual proclivities (both real and imaginary), and the sad thing is that many of them probably are.
And it’s all being done under the guise of ensuring that students feel “safe” at school.
In 2019, the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board began collecting information on students’ self-reported “gender identity” and “sexuality” using exactly this kind of rationale. Jacqueline Lawrence, the board's diversity and equity coordinator, claimed that this would “help administrators and teachers provide stronger support services for students” because “there are particular groups of students that do not feel safe, do not feel a sense of belonging.”
Most of the surveys I’ve found online were administered by Ontario school boards, including:
A July 2022 Trillium Lakelands District School Board survey in which only 40% of grade 9 to 12 kids identified as a “girl/woman” and a whopping 19% as “at least one 2SLGBTQ+ sexual orientation.”
An April 2023 Upper Canada District School Board report that found 3% of grade 9 to 12 kids students identified as “non-binary” and 10% as “bisexual.”
A September 2023 Greater Essex County District School Board report that again found a discrepancy in the number of kids “identifying” as boys vs. girls (47% vs. 41%,) and more than 25% of kids identifying as a sexuality other than “straight.”
And for anyone who is under the impression that Catholic schools are safe: sorry, I am going to have to burst your bubble. In its 2021 to 2022 Student Demographic Survey, the Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board asked students as young as the first grade what their gender identity and sexual orientation are.
Don’t make the mistake of thinking that this is only happening in Ontario, either. In 2022, Edmonton Public Schools decided to get in on the action with its own student demographic survey. In the survey, students as young as grade 7 were asked about their sexual orientation while students as young as grade 4 were asked about their gender identity.
Only 66.6% of students chose “straight” as a sexuality. You might think that means a significant percentage chose “gay” and “lesbian”, but those terms were only indicated at rates of 1.4% and 1.8%, respectively. The more popular options were “asexual,” “bisexual,” “pansexual,” “questioning,” and “queer.”
When it came to gender identity there were—as in some of the other surveys I reviewed—fewer students identifying as “female” than “male,” with about 2% identifying as “gender fluid” and 3% as “non-binary.”
Part of what’s most crazy-making about all of this is that these numbers don’t mean what they pretend to mean on their face. No, 5% of students in Edmonton Public Schools aren’t “gender fluid” or “non-binary” because those terms don’t mean anything. What a number like that really tells us is how many kids have been captured by this ideology to such an extent that they believe they aren’t really a boy or a girl.
Another concerning trend I noticed is that, unless these schools have significant male-female sex imbalances, (and how would we even know that, if recognizing sex is now verboten?) more girls than boys are opting out of their sex. This is something that anybody paying attention to the gender debate would already know because we know that girls are vastly overrepresented at child gender clinics. But to see it represented in these school surveys somehow makes it seem even more real. These trends are happening in our schools in a large enough way to be clearly visible on such surveys.
Of course, the people conducting and analyzing these surveys will never stop to think about the implications of the numbers they are looking at and proudly presenting to the world. They are simply going to pat themselves on the back for using buzzwords like “safety” and “inclusion,” and they will spare no thought for the children they have helped confuse and inculcate into a cult along the way.
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