More About Purple Penguins


I have received the following email which I pass along to those of you interested in the issue of the norming of the abnormal.

Back in October, you ran a story about the “Purple Penguin” gender identity training materials that were used by a school district in Lincoln, Nebraska. I am the mother who first received the materials from worried teachers and who organized parents to address the school board about the issue. In the two months between then and now, we parents have realized after many board meetings, letters, and one-on-one conferences with individual board members that the current school board is uninterested in our concerns, so I have decided to run for school board this coming spring.

What at first appeared to be a local issue is looking more and more like a national issue. These same gender identity training handouts recently showed up in Northern California, and parents there are as upset about them as we are. Parents around the country need to unite to take our public schools back from the advocacy groups that have infiltrated them.

Because I will be up against the formidable resources of the teachers’ union, whose representative has spoken in favor of the gender identity training handouts at a recent school board meeting, I have started a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for my school board campaign. I wondered if you could alert your readers to it. Small donations of just $5 or $10 can add up to a campaign that can effectively get a concerned mother on a school board to reinstitute parental rights.

Thanks so much for your concern.
Sincerely Yours,
Rachel Terry
The Parents’ Advocate

If you want to support her campaign, go here. I did.

Quote of the Day


I know of nothing more terrible than the poor creatures who have learned too much. Instead of the sound powerful judgement which would probably have grown up if they had learned nothing, their thoughts creep timidly and hypnotically after words, principles and formulae, constantly by the same paths. What they have acquired is a spider’s web of thoughts too weak to furnish sure supports, but complicated enough to provide confusion.

—Ernst Mach

I’m Not Making This Up, You Know


Katherine Timpf reports over at NRO that a

Nebraska school district has instructed its teachers to stop referring to students by “gendered expressions” such as “boys and girls,” and use “gender inclusive” ones such as “purple penguins” instead.

The piece quotes the Lincoln School Superintendent as saying, “We don’t get involved with gender preferences. We’re educating all kids . . . and we can’t be judgmental.”

Hmmmm.

I wonder what kind of critical thinking skills this sort of accommodation of gender identity disorder will teach the purple penguins in Lincoln.