Things haven’t gone so well in the United Kingdom for the last hundred years or so. So the nation’s leaders have decided that what its school children really need is a celebration of the gay community in math, geography and science courses.
Yes. Gay math. Gay geography. And gay science.
The Telegraph UK has the bizarre details:
The initiative will be officially launched next month at the start of “LGBT History Month” — an initiative to encourage teaching about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual issues.
The lesson plans, spread across the curriculum, will be offered to all schools, which can choose whether or not to make use of them.
But critics last night called the initiative a poor use of public money which could distract from the teaching of “core” subjects.
Among the suggestions are:
Maths — teaching statistics through census findings about the number of homosexuals in the population, and using gay characters in scenarios for maths problems;
Can’t wait to hear how they explain that gays can’t multiply.
Design and technology — encouraging pupils to make symbols linked to the gay rights movement;
Like a giant limp wrist unfurling a rainbow flag. But be careful when spelling flag, kiddos.
Science – studying animal species where the male takes a leading role in raising young, such as emperor penguins and sea horses, and staging class discussions on different family structures, including same-sex parents;
And unicorns. Don’t forget the unicorns. They’re, like, the gayest animals ever.
Geography — examining the transformation of San Francisco’s Castro district in the 1960s from a working-class Irish area to the world’s first “gay neighbourhood”, and considering why homosexuals move from the countryside to cities;
While you’re at it, examine what an Indian was doing in the Village People.
Languages — using gay characters in role play scenarios, and teaching “LGBT vocabulary”
Role-playing gays. Now how could this go awry?
While this is definitely an outstanding addition to school curriculum, we can’t wait to see what happens when the United Kingdom’s celebration of the gay community in math, geography and science runs headlong into the United Kingdom’s celebration of the Muslim community in math, geography and science courses.
This should be interesting.
Source: Telegraph UK