Those experts in the Gender Studies department are at it again. Theyve got a new parenting class and its a doozy.

This latest silliness is brought to you by the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity at the University of Kansas.

Their stated purpose is to approach their work from a social justice lens and they practice intersectional trans-inclusive feminism to challenge the status quo and promote gender equity by raising awareness of critical issues related to gender and sexism and so they translate that awareness into action and provide opportunities in order to empower individuals to advocate for themselves and others.

So, to parse that word salad from the halls of macadamia, they want to support feminism questioning the gender binary of male and female and stick everyone into little boxes of identity so we all know how we are supposed to think.

For example, if you have a son, he might not be a boy. He could be a girl or maybe non-binary neither male nor female because male and female are social constructs. He (for lack of a better pronoun) could even be genderless alien. If youre wondering which bathroom said genderless alien would use, thats not going to be a problem, as the genital removal surgery would render the alien unable to urinate. And yes, that would be the advocacy that would be supported by the Emily Taylor Center.

Thats because they stand firm that gender matters.

Gender matters. Gender influences almost every part of our lives, including self-identity, access to opportunities, academic and career choices, and the ability to succeed. The ETC is here to advance gender equity and contribute to a welcoming, inclusive climate for people of all gender identities. With this aim in mind, the ETC provides education, involvement opportunities, and tools to challenge stereotypical notions of gender and barriers that inhibit students academic success, persistence to graduation, and ability to thrive in the workplace.

But its not just about KU students. Theyre out to help everyone!

The new initiative is a Feminist parenting group on Facebook that encourages parents to raise children who challenge gender stereotypes.

From the University of Kansas website:

The purpose of our Feminist Parenting group is to support student-, staff-, and faculty-parents as well as other interested individuals in exploring strategies for raising intersectional feminist children. We seek to empower parents and caregivers to raise children who challenge gender stereotypes and kyriarchy; support equity and social justice; show compassion for themselves and others; respect diversity and difference; and live authentically with vulnerability and empathy. At each session, participants will learn of at least one new skill or resource useful for nurturing intersectional feminist youth.