Imagine if you walked into your seventh-grade classroom in the mid-80s (or the mid-90s, or even the mid-2000s) and your teacher handed you a sheet of paper entitled The Gender Unicorn, explained to you that he preferred to use the honorarium “Mx.” instead of “Mr.” and encouraged the class to have a discussion about the many facets of his decision to live as a transgender person. CAN you even imagine it, or would it have been so far outside the spectrum of reasonable human interaction that your brain would have simply shut down right then and there, on the spot?
Well, we get it. Times have changed. But thankfully, judging by the Denair Middle School administration’s reaction to this incident, they haven’t changed enough to let a wacko like Luis Davila Alvarado get away with these shenanigans.
From the Modesto Bee:
A Denair Middle School teacher was stopped Wednesday while handing out in a science class a sheet titled The Gender Unicorn, which includes a very simple graphic about gender identity, gender expression and attraction.
It was the first day of school, and Denair teacher Luis Davila Alvarado distributed the paper apparently as part of a “getting to know each other” exercise. The teacher uses the courtesy title “Mx.” instead of “Mr.” and wanted the students to understand why, Denair Unified School District Superintendent Terry Metzger told The Modesto Bee in an email Thursday.
“He gave a handout discussing gender in first and second periods. It was not an assignment and students were not required or asked to fill it out,” the superintendent said.
The handout is of a graphic from Trans Student Educational Resources and says more information is available at www.transstudent.org/gender. It shows various forms of gender identity (female/woman/girl, male/man/boy and other), gender expression (feminine, masculine and other), sex assigned at birth (male, female and other/intersex), sexual attraction to (women, men, other genders) and emotional attraction to (woman, men, other genders.)
We assume from the fact that both the paper and the school refers to Alvarado as “he” that this teacher was actually born a woman – that’s the usual PC way to handle these things – but it doesn’t say for sure in the story. Whether Alvarado is a man, a woman, or some grotesque beast from the bowels of the LGBT movement, it doesn’t change the fact that his bizarre lifestyle should NOT be a topic of discussion in a seventh-grade science class.
“The principal and I have spoken with the teacher about why we believe this was a poor decision,” said a school administration official. “Any discipline is a private matter between the district and employee.”
The discipline in this case ought to be dismissal, followed by mandatory mental health counseling, but we suppose we’re beyond such things now. We guess we should just be grateful that the school stopped Alvarado from spreading his nonsense propaganda at all. Give it a few more years, and…
…well, maybe the backlash will have arrived by then.