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Thought for today: The gender fables that bamboozle Generation Z


Research has found that only two-thirds of 16-to-22-year-olds – the so-called ‘Generation Z’ – say they are exclusively heterosexual.

This is a lower proportion than older age groups. Seventy-one per cent of ‘millennials’ (born between 1981 and 1996) say they are exclusively heterosexual, as do 85 per cent of ‘Gen X’ (mid-1960s to the early 1980s), and 88 per cent of ‘baby boomers’ (mid-1940s to the early 1960s).

According to report author Hannah Shrimpton, the youngest generation are affected by more ‘open and fluid’ attitudes, as they have grown up ‘when gender as a simply binary and fixed identity has been questioned much more widely’.

The study does not mention the effects of schools’ ‘sexuality education’, in which children are subjected to sexual diversity campaign propaganda with no capacity to question it, and with their parents excluded from voicing an opinion.

It is a given that if anything is promoted to children more of them will be likely to do it – why else do we hear calls for restrictions on advertising sugary snacks? Equally, children are more likely to swallow accounts of happy families with two fathers or two mothers, or men who magically change into women and vice versa without anyone noticing the difference, especially when their stories are edited to prevent any questions from being raised, and pictures airbrushed to remove any awkward reminders that what they are proposing is biologically impossible. In an age when everyone is alert to ‘fake news’, it is all the more astonishing that such stories are accepted uncritically.

With fairy stories seen as old-fashioned, children are now regaled with tales of young people who defy Nature and live happily ever after – ‘true stories’ that are even more brittle than a glass slipper leading a servant girl to marry a prince. At least the old-fashioned fairy tale reflects the real world, in which marriage and responsibility for a family is more likely to lead to wealth than a self-harming lifestyle promoted by progressives who seem not to care what happens to the victims.

Fairy tales can be abandoned, scientific facts ignored, religion sidelined and critics silenced; we can pretend that children are happy even when they are not; we can produce a facsimile of the truth even when we cannot produce a fact – but truth cannot be suppressed for ever, and Nature has never yet been defeated.

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Ann Farmer
Ann Farmer
Ann Farmer is the author of By Their Fruits: Eugenics, Population Control, and the Abortion Movement (Catholic University of America, 2008).

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