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Apr 13 2012

Sweden Moves to Abolish Gender

If you’ve wondered just what the hell liberals are trying to turn the human race into, Sweden may be the place to find out:

In 2010, the World Economic Forum designated Sweden as the most gender-equal country in the world.

But for many Swedes, gender equality is not enough. Many are pushing for the Nordic nation to be not simply gender-equal but gender-neutral. The idea is that the government and society should tolerate no distinctions at all between the sexes.

To achieve this bizarre and unnatural objective, Swedes are pushing social engineering to extremes that range from silly to horrifying. A few examples:

The idea is that names should not be at all tied to gender, so it would be acceptable for parents to, say, name a girl Jack or a boy Lisa. A Swedish children’s clothes company has removed the “boys” and “girls” sections in its stores, and the idea of dressing children in a gender-neutral manner has been widely discussed on parenting blogs. This Swedish toy catalog recently decided to switch things around, showing a boy in a Spider-Man costume pushing a pink pram, while a girl in denim rides a yellow tractor.

The Swedish Bowling Association has announced plans to merge male and female bowling tournaments in order to make the sport gender-neutral. Social Democrat politicians have proposed installing gender-neutral restrooms so that members of the public will not be compelled to categorize themselves as either ladies or gents. Several preschools have banished references to pupils’ genders, instead referring to children by their first names or as “buddies.” So, a teacher would say “good morning, buddies” or “good morning, Lisa, Tom, and Jack” rather than, “good morning, boys and girls.” They believe this fulfills the national curriculum’s guideline that preschools should “counteract traditional gender patterns and gender roles” and give girls and boys “the same opportunities to test and develop abilities and interests without being limited by stereotypical gender roles.”

As in George Orwell’s 1984, even language is twisted to meet totalitarian political objectives.

Just days after International Women’s Day a new pronoun, hen (pronounced like the bird in English), was added to the online version of the country’s National Encyclopedia. The entry defines hen as a “proposed gender-neutral personal pronoun instead of he [han in Swedish] and she [hon].”The National Encyclopedia announcement came amid a heated debate about gender neutrality that has been raging in Swedish newspaper columns and TV studios and on parenting blogs and feminist websites. It was sparked by the publication of Sweden’s first ever gender-neutral children’s book, Kivi och Monsterhund (Kivi and Monsterdog). It tells the story of Kivi, who wants a dog for “hen’s” birthday. The male author, Jesper Lundqvist, introduces several gender-neutral words in the book. For instance the words mammor and pappor (moms and dads) are replaced with mappor and pammor.

The main focus is less on language than on warping children’s impressionable minds.

Last fall, 200 teachers attended a major government-sponsored conference discussing how to avoid “traditional gender patterns” in schools. At Egalia, one model Stockholm preschool, everything from the decoration to the books and toys are carefully selected to promote a gender-equal perspective and to avoid traditional presentations of gender and parenting roles. The teachers try to expose the pupils to as few “gendered expressions” as possible. At Christmastime, the Egalia staff rewrote a traditional song as “hen bakes cakes all day long.” When pupils play house, they are encouraged to include “mommy, daddy, child” in their imaginary families, as well as “daddy, daddy, child”; “mommy, mommy, child”; “daddy, daddy, sister, aunty, child”; or any other modern combination.

To fundamentally transform society, this perverted brainwashing must be uniformly applied throughout society. Therefore,

The Green Party has even suggested placing “gender pedagogues” in every preschool in Stockholm, the Swedish capital, who can act as watchdogs.

No science fiction author ever imagined a more grotesque form of totalitarianism.

Ironically, in the effort to free Swedish children from so-called normative behavior, gender-neutral proponents are also subjecting them to a whole set of new rules and new norms as certain forms of play become taboo, language becomes regulated, and children’s interactions and attitudes are closely observed by teachers. One Swedish school got rid of its toy cars because boys “gender-coded” them and ascribed the cars higher status than other toys. Another preschool removed “free playtime” from its schedule because, as a pedagogue at the school put it, when children play freely “stereotypical gender patterns are born and cemented. In free play there is hierarchy, exclusion, and the seed to bullying.” And so every detail of children’s interactions gets micromanaged by concerned adults, who end up problematizing minute aspects of children’s lives, from how they form friendships to what games they play and what songs they sing.

It is hard to imagine a more undignified demise for a culture than by authoritarian liberalism.

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Engineering politically correct children.

On a tip from David O.

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  • kiplingsburdens

    Since the Swedes are renaming children as farm animals, why not abandon all pretexts and call them Sheep? Ah Orwell’s Animal Farm coming to life is so many ways.

    Pat Robertson on the 700 Club had a story the other night about Sweden where homeschooling has been outlawed and parents who refuse to subject their children to Sweden’s anti-family school system are now sneaking out of the country in the dead of night to immigrate to a Swedish speaking part of Finland. (NO I am not a big follower of the 700 Club, but happened to be changing channels and caught it)..

    The institutionalization of children, destruction of gender identities – hell let’s call it what it is- the criminalization of traditional masculine characteristics in favor of Metrosexualized,Homosexualized, Feminized non-threatening men, serves the purpose of destroying individuality and eliminating all forms of resistance to the State.

    Nothing scares the shit out of a Bureaucrat like trying to control a 250lb outdoors-men skilled in the use of weapons and tools and not dependent on handouts. If you do not cower, you must be made to.

  • Alan

    The irony is that in their attempt to be gender neutral, they become completely obsessed with gender. It’s like those post racial liberals, who are obsessed with race and are the real racists.

  • justme

    I have been kicking around the whole feminizing of the Western Man for awhile now. During the First World War, tall European men where nearly made extinct in the trenches. This natural selection by artillery and bullets removed much of the genetic stock of stronger, larger men.

    I have wondered if this craze at feminization isn’t some sort of institutional discrimination of what is now a minority.. Just for the record I am 6’2 200+ and remember vividly always being singled out by teachers as a “trouble maker,” even told it was because “I was tall and blonde”.

  • Red Dawn

    Remember – there are three attack vectors used by the utopian left against civilization:

    1. Attacking private property
    2. Attacking Christianity
    3. Attacking the family

    Know them. Fight them.

  • Nat

    Un-freaking-believable. Reminds me of the quote Enoch Powell used in his “Rivers of Blood” speech: “Those whom the gods wish to destroy, they first make mad.” Not a day goes by that my hope that Western degeneracy and moonbattery will reach a limit is dashed against the pavement of reality.

  • Bill T

    I don’t believe this group could be considered gender neutral! http://www.theswedishbikiniteam.se/team.php

  • big-pete

    So who exactly is going to produce the children in this shiny new utopia? The gender identified females? Unfair. Why should they have to do all the work? I suggest the Swedes outlaw pregnancy in the interest of gender fairness. Oh, and let us know how they wish their assets distributed in about 80 years or so while they are at it.

  • http://14 Cameraman

    This is the New Stockholm Syndrome? What a bunch of wimpy asshats..

  • rockman

    Boys and girls are different. I’ve known it since I was about 3 years old or so.

  • Nail

    A girl? Riding a go-kart? OH THE PERVERSION! -rabblerabblerabble-

  • Tobias Kindervall

    Most Swedes does not want this! As in every other country it’s political parties trying to fuck pure words in to some fucking George Carlin nightmare, and I for one here in Sweden is opposing this rigorously and so does many others. .

  • sablegsd

    They are stark raving mad.

  • Jeff

    Liberalism IS a mental disorder, and the Swedes have gone bats–t insane. But that will be very much to the liking of the muslims who will very soon take total control of the place.

  • StanInTexas

    Jeff,

    I’m sure the “gender neutral” think will go over BIG with the Muslims!

  • JNN

    This is another example of why the radical left can’t be in power ANYWHERE!!!

  • forest

    They need to implement this in Malmo right away. We’ll see how the colonists from the 7th century take to it.

  • Miguel

    Seems all the “good” Swedes were either killed off in the wars or emigrated overseas. Most of Europe is like this actually. Very sad. Cultural suicide.

  • TES

    Big, Pete said, “So who exactly is going to produce the children in this shiny new utopia? … Oh, and let us know how they wish their assets distributed in about 80 years or so while they are at it.”

    The plan is to NOT produce SWEDISH children. Several years ago, the Prime Minister urged Swedes to respect Islam, so that Moslems would respect them (the native Swedes) when they (the Moslems) become the majority. (Comment: like when has that ever happened?)

    Societally, they are SUICIDAL. They INTEND to destroy their country and culture. They KNOW how their assets will distributed: to the people to whom they have beqeathed the country.

  • whotothewhat

    The Vikings would be disappointed.

  • Doug

    You ReThugliKKKan knuckle draggers need to get with the program.

    What exactly is wrong with this?

    You’re just deflecting from the REAL problems and all ni a tizzy over nothing!

    BREAKING NEWS, lao has more to say on St Skittles

    /channeling lao

  • SNuss

    Perhaps the Swedes are trying to emulate the J’naii, a genderless androgynous race,from Episode 116, “The Outcast”, on Star Trek: TNG.

    http://cdn-www.cracked.com/articleimages/dan/trek/jnai.jpg

  • czekmark

    Even the Soviets with their brand of totalitarianism weren’t so stupid as to do gender-neutralizing.

  • beforethestorm

    I know this is a very small part of the disturbing big picture we are talking about here, but the thought of using a gender neutral bathroom freaks me out. I’d never pee in Sweden. What a great place for a male perv to hang out in.

  • Beef

    There is no idealogy more focussed on power, control, and the rejection of reality than Feminism.

    It is an extreme form of totalitarian gnosticsm.

    Watching the Swedes bow down before this false vision of society illustrates just how far gone Western civilization is. “Liberalism” never stops at enough.

  • Ghost of FA Hayek

    I wonder if these Socialist weenies are merely trying to make their culture so disgusting that even those Islamic radicals which now are firmly in control, puke and leave
    http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/275686/losing-malmo-andrew-c-mccarthy

  • Lazlo

    In other news, all Swedes now have the same reproductive organ. It’s called a Pengina.

  • Jimbo

    The ONLY way to rid a society of gender is if everyone in that society is dead.

  • cmon people

    … I suppose it is somehow left to me to provide perspective to the rant-at-imaginary-strawmen posters of these things… you float sentences with statements like:

    “…undignified demise for a culture…” and your sheeple just accept it blindly.

    What’s with dumping on Sweden? From a fast bit of googling, it appears that they have better health care outcomes, better educational attainment, and a happier population than the US does; not to mention a stable economy and a thriving literary presence… what part of that translates to the “demise [of their] culture”? Seems like their culture is working pretty well for them, in fact.

    You never appear to have the slightest idea of what “context” means. You spout these oddly inane sentence fragments like the above, and none of the angry-for-unclear-reasons subset that frequent these parts ever take issue with any of it.

    This sort of meaningless drivel really is the sign of a bankrupt intellect. None of you pass the test. Ask yourselves why you are OK with this sort of lazy, sterile, meaningless content.

  • chuck in st paul

    All this BS has been tried and tried before. The results are always the same – boys are boys and girls are girls. Unless you change them physiologically they can be none other. Idiots.

  • chuck in st paul

    cmon people – April 13, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    I really tire of pointing out the obvious to folks like you.. but here goes. The Swedes are a small homogeneous culture (disregarding the mooslimes for the moment) with free money (North Sea Oil). So, they can live like a hippie commune at little personal cost. duh.

    On the other hand, America, a once homogeneous society, has become a heterogeneous society that liberals have worked ever so hard to Bosnia-ize into various tribes and then set them against each other. Our education (sic) system is the direct result of the teachers unions and decades of teaching degrees instead of ‘real’ degrees like history and science. Add to that ten million illegal invaders with a third grade or lower education and it drags the whole system down.

    Economically the US per capita income of those who actually work is hugely greater than most countries. The Swedes have the advantage of decades of free money from the North Sea Oil income. Their economy is ‘stable’ because it is decadent. The American economy is the engine of the world economy. If Sweden disappeared no one would notice. If America has an economic hiccup the world gets badly shaken.

    As for the wonderful Swedish writers… please cite all the modern world class books and poetry that folks are clamoring for. I can’t seem to find any in the London and New York literary listings. I can find Italian, British, French… but oddly, no Swedes. Perhaps I didn’t go far enough down the lists.

    Your intellect is not bankrupt as you accuse us, it is dishonest.

  • John

    Gosh, Sweden must be a hell-hole to live in!

    Oh, what, it’s not? The median Swede is richer, more secure, and happier than the median U.S. citizen?

    How can that be?

  • ArmedNDangerous

    How can that be, John? Sweden is a small, ethnically and geographically homogeneous society. Direct comparisons between the US and Sweden are useless. And who says Swedes are “richer, more secure, and happier”? I’d like you to point me to the appropriate peer-reviewed publications that prove your retarded statements.

  • Alan

    So … does this mean the Muslim boys in Sweden will be forced to wear burkas, and Muslim men who hit their wives will be promptly arrested?

    Would I be going out on a limb to predict certain exceptions will be made to these policies for the sake of cultural awareness among Sweden’s newest residents?

    No, no I wouldn’t.

  • ToreyDawn

    “The idea is that names should not be at all tied to gender, so it would be acceptable for parents to, say, name a girl Jack or a boy Lisa.” And eventually we won’t have names at all, only numbers. And we’ll forget that we were once individuals, and the word “I” will be removed from our vocabulary completely. Ever read Anthem? The lead character was named Equality 7-2521 http://www.noblesoul.com/orc/texts/anthem/complete.html Yep.

  • big-pete

    John says: April 13, 2012 at 3:04 pm – Gosh, Sweden must be a hell-hole to live in!

    Then go live there, dickwad. I’m sure you’d relish your children being the last of your lineage, for at least they will live politically correct existences, for whatever that is worth. As far as the rest of humanity is concerned, your progeny will not be missed.

  • Bob Smith

    I like the combined-sex bowling leagues. They guarantee that all the top players will be men. Oh, I forgot. In a liberal utopia there are no winners either.

  • Jester

    Ugh! My Swedish ancestors are spinning in their graves. I’m already missing the good old days :-(

  • Antisocialist

    Don’t worry there will be civil war in Sweden in a couple of years and the liberals can’t fight at all. They have to rely on their muslim allies who will sell them out to save their own skins.

    Evotards can see it as survival of the fittest and the libs are not fit to survive.

  • Antisocialist

    @John

    Sweden sucks, big time, used to be ok now it’s filled with arabs, somalis and other third worlders many living on wellfare, Sweden is falling in all tables, used to be number 1 in many charts now it’s like 10th place and with more third worlders coming daily the drop continues.

    They are also mainly moral realtivist and some even nihilists, suicide rates are up up up.
    Drug abuse is up up up.
    Sweden has 2nd most rapes in the world after some African hell hole.

    Also most people are “proudly unarmed”, so they’re easy pickings for criminals (probably like you).

    It’s a turning into a turd nation big time.
    War is brewing in this land, people are preparing for war. Well not the libtards like you but everybody else is preparing for war.

  • http://affes.wordpress.com/ Antisocialist

    And for those that want to play around with google translate can check this stats blog to see how all types of crime are skyrocketing in Sweden:
    http://affes.wordpress.com/

    Sweden is such a sick nation that if you beat 3 people at 3 different occasions you will only be punished for 1 of the crimes, the crime that has the highest penalty, so basically you can do hundreds of crimes and get punished for only the worst, and the penalties are jokes. A rapist instead of being hung is out after a year to rape more. There has been several serial rapists and serial rapist pedophiles (2 iraqis that raped over 100 children each, one of them isn’t even being sent back to iraq, and these guys were raping not together but on their own hunting grounds, they’re so called “refugees”).

    Sweden is turning into a another hell hole, thanks to libs and socialists with their allied muslims.

    Oh and they’re turning anti-Israel too.

  • bee

    Volvo: bought by Ford
    SAAB: gone
    Sweden: going…going….gone

  • Bob Roberts

    Wow, a lao-free thread! Maybe it’s time to request that Blount make this a lao-free zone!

  • Son of Taz

    If the Swedes had weapons and balls, they’d be picking them up and begin assassinating any bureaucrat that enforces this lunacy.

    Sweden is an example of where the world is headed if the leftists are not eliminated from our midst. Once they get control of the government, it’s all over.

  • SenatorSting

    They won’t apply this kind of logic to race issues – at least in America. The government would need to change all their forms and the racial spoils system could not be implemented effectively.

  • Jennifer

    I for one, am crying for my Swedish heritage. This is utterly the crumbling of a once great nation. A nation of strong Vikings of whom stories abound…. But, now…no longer will we think of Sweden as such – but we will think of a country that has relinquished all of it’s peoples identities and personalities into a common mush. So sad. For shame.

  • John

    Bad news, big Pete.

    Last time I checked, I was US citizen. I have every right to live here and favor socialism. Here’s an idea: why don’t you move to Somalia, where there’s no government. Isn’t that what you want, dumbo?

  • Mr Sweden

    There are some misunderstandings that need to be straightened out. Sure it would have been humorous if the newly introduced pronoun “hen” was supposed to replace “han” (he) and “hon” (she), but sadly for all you haters, this isn’t true. “Hen” is simply meant to be used in cases when the gender of whom one is speaking is unknown. It will simply replace the clunky “han eller hon” (he or she) constructs. Many languages already have this genderneutral pronoun and the word itself does not take any stands in any feminist discussions.

  • hktony

    There is little to worry about. When their friendly muslim friends take over Swdeen gender separation will be re-introduced.

  • Bob Roberts

    And it was just today I ran across a factoid that stated 95% of women who are sexually assaulted in Sweden do not report it.

    Mr Sweden says: April 15, 2012 at 10:31 am
    ——————-
    Yes, but you’re missing the point.

    Gender neutrality is NONSENSE. There are a vanishingly small number of persons in the world who have some genetic issue where they’re not clearly either XX or XY. Outside that truly tiny population, “gender ambiguity” is a false claim. Now I don’t know if you just live under a rock somewhere and you actually believe that this is just some innocent attempt to “replace the clunky “han eller hon” (he or she) constructs” or whether you really know that this is part of a deliberate, systematic attempt to sow gender confusion among youth and you’re blatantly lying through your teeth.

    We’re not “haters”. We just don’t like being lied to and being force fed nonsense like “hen”.

  • Bob Roberts

    John says: April 13, 2012 at 3:04 pm
    ————–
    I’ve met Swedes who haven’t drunk quite as much kool-aid as you.

    Sweden is not all you suggest.

    And yes,

    John says: April 14, 2012 at 8:46 pm
    ——————
    If indeed you ARE a U.S. citizen then you certainly do have the right to live here and you certainly may choose to support and encourage socialism. Nobody said otherwise. The point, which you have not challenged, is that if you think Sweden is such a wonderful place, WHY ARE YOU NOT THERE?

    WHY ARE YOU HERE?

    We like America the way people like US made it great – FREE AND CAPITALIST, not regressive and socialist.

    What else do you know about Sweden?

    Does it perhaps have a relatively small, relatively homogeneous population?

    Is it’s largest city, the capital, barely over 1 million in population?

    Does it have immigration problems with people from all over the world literally dying to get there?

    No, actually, I’ll answer that one for you, it does not, so it seems despite your suggesting it’s some sort of socialist paradise that we should emulate, apparently most of the world disagrees with you. And your unwillingness to vote with your feet and go there is particularly telling.

    Apparently there are factors that make a place “better” that you’re not sharing with us and that, it seems, perhaps you’re even lying about to yourself?

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