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Gender Police: ‘Boys and Girls’ Out, ‘Purple Penguins’ In


Teachers at a middle school in Lincoln, Nebraska are being instructed not to refer to children as ‘boys and girls’ because it’s too insensitive to those of presumably other genders. Instead, they’d like the teachers to refer to their students as “campers” or “purple penguins.”

The National Review writes:

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.

“Don’t use phrases such as ‘boys and girls,’ ‘you guys,’ ‘ladies and gentlemen,’ and similarly gendered expressions to get kids’ attention,” instructs a training document given to middle-school teachers at the Lincoln Public Schools.

“Create classroom names and then ask all of the ‘purple penguins’ to meet on the rug,” it advises.

The document also warns against asking students to “line up as boys or girls,” and suggests asking them to line up by whether they prefer “skateboards or bikes/milk or juice/dogs or cats/summer or winter/talking or listening.”

“Always ask yourself . . . ‘Will this configuration create a gendered space?’” the document says.

The “purple penguins” section can be seen below …


Click on this link to view the entire document

Teachers are encouraged to hang signs which say “all genders welcome,” and when gender identification is absolutely necessary, they are to refer to a “boy, girl, both, or neither.”

Even more eerie are the attacks on free speech in the document.

Step 6 instructs the teachers to question somebody who looks at gender in a typical boy/girl manner. Step 7 tells teachers to find examples of “gender stereotyping” in the media, then “call it out and interrogate it.”

Step 8 however, goes a step further. Teachers are told to be “intolerant” towards those who may disagree with gender inclusive references, to “push the individual,” and take “punitive” actions to stop the behavior in their presence.

Nothing like teaching tolerance of others by being completely intolerant of those who might disagree.



  1. James says:

    Im a man I am happy with who I am and have no shame in being a male…… 😀

  2. Allen says:

    What a load of crap!

  3. Jason says:

    This is the most ridiculous thing I’ve read in a while. What happened to referring to the class as “class”??? You have to call kids non existant things instead of what they are, boys or girls. There are only two human genders on Earth. Even if the child is confused they’re still either one of those. If you don’t identify with either then you should probably check in with a psychiatrist because something is definitely wrong.

  4. Ellen says:

    Crazy and crazier!

  5. Kathryn says:

    What would make someone think they would prefer being known as a purple penguin rather than a boy or a girl? What do their parents call their own children? Do they not refer to them as son or daughter. Do their parents not say things like I have one girl (or however many )or one boy( or however many they )? This is completely inane. People have not ever befor been hurt by being referred to as a girl if they were female or being referred to as a boy if they were male. Why should they be hurt nowadays ? It is not an insult. It is not derogatory.

  6. Daniel says:

    Yeah,.. but think about it. This is great news for pedophiles. It’s illegal to have sex with little boys or little girls,.. but you can screw the crap out of a purple penguin, because purple penguins are just like unicorns, they don’t exist! (Tell me that you don’t believe some sick ass defense attorney isn’t already playing this over in their head.)

  7. Bob says:

    No reason to read why SMH. Liberalism is a mental disease. The person(s) who think this is a great idea need to be put away, banned from education, barred from children and CPS needs to check their homes for the safety of their children if they’ve bred.

  8. Ed says:

    This is beyond insane. Am I the only one that sees this as the Hitlerizing of this country? What the Hell is going on and what happened to common sense? These are LITTLE boys and girls. IT doesn’t make any sense to call them something else, they WILL remain Boys and Girls. If there are some with gender issues at that tender age, they are still going to answer to boys and girls. We are talking about groups of children and I would be willing to put money on the point that there couldn’t be more than a couple with issues in the entire school district. However; they will still answer to being called boys and girls. If there is one in the school that is other, then that person would simply either line up with the ones they associate with or with the others that they are physically associate with. This is what is wrong with this nation and if allowed to continue will finish off what the Idiots in the white house started more than 6 years ago. So as this generation grows up and becomes adults they will teach their children to follow the same stupidity that they were taught, and by 2030 this entire nation will be a disaster. We will rely on the government for everything that we get, we will do exactly what we are told and think what they Want us to think. None of us will be Men or Women anymore, and our children will be refereed to as replacements or some other stupid thing. We HAVE to start taking our country back from the 1/2 of 1% that believe that God should be removed from everything in the country, that parents should be refereed to as parental units, children will be called what ever THEY want to be called (they won’t be named at birth anymore and will name themselves) and only the criminals will have guns. This is the new America that I see unveiling before me and as our freedoms are attacked on an almost daily basis, our laws ignored by the same people that we elected to help enforce them, and all the “Law-abiding” citizens will be afraid to walk the streets or even go outside their “residences” after dark. Are we going to allow this Insanity to continue, or are we as Citizens of what used to be the greatest nation in the world going to tell our Elected Officials that we have had enough of the Bull and start telling them What WE want. How about a return to what used to be called “American” Values? You know about those don’t you? Where we Pledge Allegiance to the flag or nation in our schools, where we don’t throw a hissy fit if someone wants to pray before they eat their lunch at school or anywhere else, where our Children are Boys and Girls, and we are “Mom and Dad”. Where we aren’t afraid or what stupidity our Elected officials are going to spout or what laws they are going to change every week, where our President passes a budget EVERY year so that the government knows who gets what, and what is left to spend on needed research or whatever. Where the people that we elect to offices actually try to help the people instead of themselves. Who else would like to see this nation and its people pull together for a change? Who else would like to see this nation more worried about their Citizens than how many Illegal Aliens they can convince to cross our borders illegally and how many of OUR rights they can be given without our knowledge. Because lets be realistic, right now they do have more rights than we do and LOTS more rights than WE would have in their countries. They are allowed to fly anywhere without Identification using only the “Report to court” paper as an id, which means that since they are traveling across the nation without id, they have NO Intention of returning to the state or county that issued the “Warrant” in the first place and there is NO possible way of tracking them. Does this make any sense at all?

  9. Joe says:

    Get rid of these idiots who come up with this baloney .I don’t think gays should get everything they want .Give these people an inch & they will take a mile .This is getting out of control .Time to fight back & put these people in their place.

  10. Jodie says:

    Seriously what is this world coming to! If my child attended that school, he/she, would be transferred to another school.

  11. Anna says:

    What the heck is wrong with them??? What will the dr have to say to a new father – congratulations, you are the father of a purple penguin. Sick, sick, sick people!

  12. Proud says:

    Goodbye boys and girls. Hello gays & trannies! Is this better?

  13. Dale says:

    My children would be removed from that school immediatly

  14. Lori says:

    Why is everyone complaining about the “purple penguins” clearly in quotation marks, implying that it is an option, but not about “campers” also noted in quotation marks.
    I don’t think they mean to literally call kids purple penguins.
    I drive school bus and years ago, we had magnets with random animals in various colors on the sides of our buses to help students identify the bus they rode. I think this is supposed to be meant as a similar, to encourage teachers and their students to pick a “mascot” for their classroom and then ask the “insert mascot name here” to line up or to meet somewhere specifically.
    That being said, I do not think there is anything wrong with the terms BOYS, GIRLS, Gentlemen Ladies etc… We as a society cannot continue to force the views of a few onto the majority, because eventually everyone becomes a minority and it falls apart.

  15. Patti says:

    Kids needs to identify with a gender early on–it’s a developmental stage. But hey-maybe my child development classes were too long ago! Kids are NOT purple penguins, however; they are people.

  16. Rebecca says:

    This is the DUMBERST thing I’ve ever seen. What I’m wondering is WHO put these MORONS in charge of ANYTHNG!!!

  17. Mike says:

    The parents of these children, as taxpayers and voters in the school district, have the ultimate decision as to what happens to this new policy. If they oppose it, elect others to the school board and/or fire the school administrators, either way, the policy will be amended.

  18. Corey says:

    Seriously… wtf is this nation coming to? More kids are going to make fun of them for being called purple penguins… Who’s brilliant idea is this? They need to be hit in the head with a hammer…

    1. Kathy says:

      Sounds like someone lost their marbles