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Sweden, Sex and Sanity

May 3, 2012

This title should really be, ‘Sweden, Sex and Insanity’, but the alliteration breaks down a bit then. Insanity is however just what we are witnessing here. Sadly I have had to write about Sweden before. It has been on the cutting edge of social engineering and the radical sexual revolution.

It prides itself in its radical secular left agenda, especially in its attempt to break down biological realities and create the world’s first totally androgynous society. While such things may seem cool for a while in a David Bowie concert of a few decades ago, attempting to eliminate gender altogether is quite another matter.

Such acts of gender-bending radicalism can only spell the death of a society, with inestimable harm done to men, women, family, marriage and especially children. Indeed, consider a piece I wrote not too long ago about the moral and mental moonbattery taking place in Sweden: billmuehlenberg.com/2011/06/27/can-sweden-get-any-worse/

In my piece I quoted a newspaper article, part of which said: “At the Egalia preschool, staff avoid using words like ‘him’ or ‘her’ and address the 33 kids as ‘friends’ rather than girls and boys. From the colour and placement of toys to the choice of books, every detail has been carefully planned to make sure the children don’t fall into gender stereotypes. ‘Society expects girls to be girlie, nice and pretty and boys to be manly, rough and outgoing,’ says Jenny Johnsson, a 31-year-old teacher. ‘Egalia gives them a fantastic opportunity to be whoever they want to be’.”

As I pointed out at the time, if a kid wants to be a porcupine or a tree fern, is that also fully acceptable? “Why limit their life choices? Why force them into stereotypical moulds of homo-sapiens? That is so narrow, so discriminatory, and so bourgeois. How dare we stifle our kids in this way. Indeed, why insist they must conform to some intolerant and restrictive life form?

“Why not let them decide if they want to be a rock, or a clump of dirt, or a basketball? How can we deny our kids this universal right to reject everything about themselves, and embrace any possible lifestyle or thingstyle? How dare we hold back their potential in this way?”

I also quoted from the newspaper account concerning how they have been forced to invent new words to deal with all this: “Egalia is unusual even for Sweden. Staff try to shed masculine and feminine references from their speech, including the pronouns him or her – ‘han’ or ‘hon’ in Swedish. Instead, they’ve have adopted the genderless ‘hen,’ a word that doesn’t exist in Swedish but is used in some feminist and gay circles.”

Just what sort of magical mushrooms are these elites munching on? Another story about this has recently appeared in the media, and is worth looking at. It begins as follows: “Sweden, which in 2010 was recognized by the World Economic Forum as the most gender-equal country in the world, has stepped up its gender neutrality initiative by introducing a new word that refers to both boys and girls with the pronoun ‘hen.’

“The idea, according to Slate com, is that Swedish society at large has decided it will not tolerate any distinction between sexes. ‘What many gender-neutral activists are after is a society that entirely erases traditional gender roles and stereotypes at even the most mundane levels,’ the report highlights.

“Earlier this month, the gender-neutral pronoun ‘hen’ was proposed by lobbyists to be used in public schools instead of ‘he’ (han in Swedish) and ‘she’ (hon). The decision came shortly after the publication of Sweden’s first ever gender-neutral children’s book, Kivi och Monsterhund (Kivi and Monsterdog). It tells the story of Kivi, a child who wants a dog for ‘hen’s’ birthday. Jesper Lundqvist, the author, also introduces several gender-neutral words in the book. Furthermore, the Swedish Bowling Association is planning on merging male and female bowling tournaments so that competitions are more gender-neutral.

“Other recent examples of Swedish businesses pushing this idea of genderless children include a clothing company that removed the ‘boys’ and ‘girls’ sections from its store, while a toy catalog published an ad in which a boy in a Spiderman costume pushes a pink pram, while a girl in jeans rides a yellow tractor.

“‘Gender roles are an outdated thing, said Kaj Wiberg, CEO of Leklust, the toy company behind the catalog, in an interview with Swedish newspaper Metro. ‘I’m 71 years old, and those of us who have worked in this industry for a while know that boys play with doll houses. We know that boys can play with Barbie dolls’.”

Wow, those mushrooms must be really powerful. Normal people just cannot make up this sort of insanity. Indeed, brain science is moving in just the opposite direction at the moment. Science is making it clear that gender differences are hardwired into us, even into our brains.

A number of titles have appeared lately demonstrating these new findings of the scientists, such as:
-Anne Moir and David Jessel, Brainsex (1992)
-Deborah Blum, Sex on the Brain: The Biological Differences Between Men and Women (1998)
-Louann Brizendine, The Female Brain (2007)
-Louann Brizendine, The Male Brain (2010).

Careful studies into human societies have found that gender distinctions are pretty much universal. And the universality of gender differences has been backed up by a wealth of information from various fields: neurology, evolutionary biology, and social anthropology for example. All document the socially determinative innate sex differences.

As one expert has put it, “Sex differences are large, deeply rooted and consequential. Men and women still have different natures, and, generally speaking, different preferences, talents and interests. … These differences can be explained in part by hormones and other physiological and chemical distinctions between men and women. Thus they won’t disappear unless we tinker with our fundamental biological natures.”

And yet these knuckle-brains in Sweden want to run roughshod over biology and reality, all in the name of their uber-radical social engineering agendas. They especially are targeting hapless little children, forcing them into their androgynous moulds, whether they like it or not.

But this has long been a part of the strategy of the radical feminist and homosexual lobbies. They want to create a genderless society, or a multi-gender society, where biology is thrown out the window, and radical social agendas are given free reign.

This has plenty of implications, including the current push for same-sex marriage. Consider for example what the Greens are proposing in their bill before Parliament. They actually say this: “Item 6 amends the Schedule that deals with ‘Persons whose consent is required to the marriage of a minor’. Item 1 of the schedules table, to change the discriminatory term ‘husband and wife’ to ‘two people’.”

So these radicals think that the very terms ‘husband’ and ‘wife’ are discriminatory! This is all part of their war against marriage, family, gender, and children. As Kalley Yanta explains, “Gay marriage won’t exist alongside traditional marriage. Our traditional understanding of marriage will be stripped from the law and will be replaced with this new genderless definition of marriage.”

Thus everything will change as we allow this radical gender-bending steamroller to proceed. And that is exactly what the activists want: the complete destruction of society as we know it, to be replaced by their revolutionary brave new world.

It is plenty scary already, but it will get a whole lot scarier if we do not resist this ugly onslaught with all our might.

www.christianpost.com/news/swedens-gender-neutrality-push-boys-and-girls-now-called-hen-73492/
www.nomblog.com/19655/

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21 Responses to Sweden, Sex and Sanity

  • Dear Bill, It is obvious some traditional Christians in Sweden need to show some leadership about gender issues. Sweden has has some problems for some years.
    Regards, Franklin Wood

  • The question is: will the girls become more masculine or the boys more feminine?

    But why stop at gender. Why not blur the species? What is so exceptional about being human? Do we not also discriminate against animals?

    The Swedish word “hen” seems very appropriate for Isobel Quaresma was raised by chickens and the results are there for all to see.
    http://voices.yahoo.com/feral-animal-children-childhood-trumps-genes-2227484.html?cat=49

    http://www.forteantimes.com/features/articles/232/wild_things_feral_children.html

    Actually deep down I have always know that I am welsh cross dresser, or rather a cross between a welsh cross dresser and an Irish teapot.

    David Skinner, UK

  • Sweden seems to be leading the way in progressive nonsense, as if gender is a mere social construct and not innate.

    This kind of social engineering is foolish.

    Peter Sanderson

  • I recall reading that similar ideas were tried in communes in the early days of Israel. Significantly the social engineers tried to drive a wedge between children and parents. The experiment fell to pieces. Reality bites back.
    John Snowden

  • It seems logical to me that a ‘gender-neutral’ society is likely to stop behaving in gender-specific ways, eg having heterosexual intercourse, which means the birth rate will drop, if not cease. Maybe God designed in a self-correcting process so that such societies fade out. Comments anyone?
    John Bennett

  • Hello Bill,
    Why aren’t the parents of these children speaking out and lobbying their government to stop all this rubbish?
    I weep for the next generation who are being brainwashed by all these radical social engineers.
    The powers of darkness behind all this can only be stopped if Christians stand in the gap for these precious children.
    God bless,
    Paul de la Garde, Sydney

  • If this were not so disturbingly sick, it would be laughed at.

    As to the species thing, I grew up with the need to imitate the monkey, quite a lot. I had a brother who took great delight in beating the daylights out of me on an almost daily basis, thus I learnt to climb reeeaaaallly well.

    Christians can counter this to a certain extent, parents can counter this at home with strong scriptural training and teaching. As Christians, we can take Christs commandments extremely seriously and learn the scriptures, find those who are looking and teach them the truth. We will not be able to save everyone, but those who are Christs will hear his voice and follow his word. I tend to never argue with people, I just tell them what God says to do and tell them they should do those and anything disagreeing with what God says to do, don’t.

    They cannot take away your freedoms, or your life, you can only give them away.

    Neil Waldron

  • Stephen Pinker:

    “But the belief, still popular among some academics (particularly outside the biological sciences), that children are born unisex and are molded into male and female roles by their parents and society is becoming less credible. Many sex differences are universal across cultures (the twentieth-century belief in sex-reversed tribes is as specious as the nineteenth-century belief in blood-deprived ovaries), and some are found in other primates. Men’s and women’s brains vary in numerous ways, including the receptors for sex hormones. Variations in these hormones, especially before birth, can exaggerate or minimize the typical male and female patterns in cognition and personality. Boys with defective genitals who are surgically feminized and raised as girls have been known to report feeling like they are trapped in the wrong body and to show characteristically male attitudes and interests. And a meta-analysis of 172 studies by psychologists Hugh Lytton and David Romney in 1991 found virtually no consistent difference in the way contemporary Americans socialize their sons and daughters. Regardless of whether it explains the gender disparity in science, the idea that some sex differences have biological roots cannot be dismissed as Neanderthal ignorance.”

    http://pinker.wjh.harvard.edu/articles/media/2005_02_14_newrepublic.html

    Damien Spillane

  • Thanks for the quote Damien.

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • Miriam Grossman in her book You’re Teaching My Child What? talks of the tragedy that happens in Genderland, with the case of twin boys by the name of Reimer.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/reimer/

    http://www.mercatornet.com/articles/view/youre_teaching_my_child_what

    David Skinner, UK

  • David S, does your Welsh background make you cross when you dress? 🙂

    John Angelico

  • The weird thing is that Gender is supposed to be seamless and yet somehow sexuality is not. We are certainly living in times where good is bad and bad is good.
    Ian Nairn

  • Slightly off topic, but you mentioned the Greens, Bill.
    They are on a new campaign to court the Christian vote with the help of the ABC. Wednesday’s religion and ethics report showed the strong “religious connection” of Green’s MPs. They just couldn’t understand how people like George Pell called the Green’s policies “anti Christian” and get away with it. So now they try to tell all those gullible Christians out there that vote how nicely religious these nice Greens really are. Yes, Religion without Christ, without Truth, truly the “opiate of the masses?” So, watch out those of you who have gullible Christian friends, tell them why the Greens are not compatible with Christian beliefs before they pull the wool over their eyes… again.
    Many blessings
    Ursula Bennett

  • I wonder how the Swedish feminazis would react to being told not to promote such mysogenophilic policies as they are enforcing gender based politics and should be gender neutral ?

    Are their women’s refuges going to be told to admit men now? I’d like to see their reaction.

    Seriously though it’s PC insanity.

    However I’d hazard a guess they will get their comeuppance if they ever try and enforce those views with their ‘refugee’ population. I doubt the Mullahs will be very accommodating and if current demographic trends continue this PC moonbattery will last a generation at most.

    Doug Holland

  • Yeah I live in Sweden, some of the crap they do or suggest is ludicrous at BEST, at worst it’s psychologically maiming. The alleged feminists here are apparently both stupid and insane. Boys and girls ARE DIFFERENT period. There’s not even reason for a discussion because if somebody doesn’t know that or believe that, they lack rational thought.
    In the meantime they have basically emasculated an entire generation of men into weak willed, leftist minded, twats; who do nothing and say nothing and even ‘cover up’ the problems we are having with RAPE from the Afghan, Kurd, Somalian crap basket mass immigration squad. OF course their kids who are born here are just as bad, even worse maybe.

    We have 14 yr olds gang raping young girls, video taping it, then putting the tape in the victim’s fathers mailbox with a note to the father that they will upload the video onto Youtube “if they tell the police”. (videotaping & blackmailing rape victims in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, Egypt is very common right now – because THERE the rape victim knows they could be honor killed or sent to jail and/or lashed for ‘getting raped’) Here, not so much – police gets called.
    Recently 12 Afghan asylum seekers gang raped a woman AT the asylum seekers residence apartments. When she ran out & hid in the bushes asking a neighbor for a phone-too frightened to get out of the bushes, that witness said she had blood all over her legs, you know. WHERE’S the feminists NOW?
    Ethiopian here for FOUR WEEKS, power assaults a beautiful sweet young woman getting off the train, punching her and kicking her (possibly kicking) head until she had some brain damage, dragged her across a concrete lot (dragged by one arm I’d hazard) raped her so violently it burst the membranes of her vagina, and then crushed her head with a big rock & buried her under a pile of rocks. FEMINISTS? Why aren’t you railing about this????
    When the mullahs said on public radio that Swedish women were whores and it’s better to rape them because they probably already F’d before (their words) and LAUGHED and because muslim girls its more important for them to remain virgins, so they can marry virgins; also that women with no headscarf deserve to be raped & sexually harassed; and really the worst (yes it gets worse) one Imam said that as a muslim man he had the right to do whatever he wanted to a woman like the ones in Sweden (saying, we’ve seen them with their bedroom eyes & open sexuality) therefore, of course, they have no right to say no.

    So where are the retarded feminists? Well some big-time well known leftist, gross fat ugly female (but mannish) professor stated that SWEDES just needed to understand that they live in a MULTI-CULTURAL SOCIETY now, and what’s the big deal if they NEED to change some of their habits like the way they dress or to wear a HEADSCARF.

    So on the one hand, they are trying to make everyone here ‘neutral’ by mentally castrating the boys (in my opinion) and on the other hand, they are allowing the mass immigration of HUNDREDS of thousands of islamic 3rd world scumbags who still stab their own daughters 50 times over a ‘rumor’ that her divorce was related to her infidelity. give – me – a – break!! could they PUT two more incompatible things together?

    I don’t even need the scientific reports, I had a twin brother and sister, and watching them grow together the differences were incredibly obvious – without any interference from us. Stupid liberals.

    Rebecca Smith

  • Rebecca – Righteous indignation, Music to my ears. Although the fools will say you’re not being very loving.
    Daniel Kempton

  • Sweden’s laws on prostitution changed from tolerance to a crime for men who try to purchase sex from women. Once tolerant on drugs, that too has changed to Zero tolerance which includes cannabis.

    So I wonder how long it will be before the Swedish government realises that once again it has taken the wrong path and will urgently change its policy. Let us hope it is sooner rather than later so that boys can be boys and girls can be girls once more.

    Madge Fahy

  • Thanks Madge

    Yes it is rather odd that Sweden can get so many things so very wrong, but they have managed to do some good when it comes to policies on drugs and prostitution.

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • What an amazing mixed up posting! A (supposedly) Christian woman goes on a rant and uses a disgusting word for part of the female genitalia with no blanking out. Perhaps she did not know what it meant. If (I have not read the research you suggest, Bill,) our gender types are hard-wired, we have no problem. The attempts in Sweden to remove them will FAIL. However, though I am glad to be female, married and the mother of two children; I have excellent spatial ability, read maps and know where I am better than my husband and can reverse park better than him. All these point to my having a rather ‘male’ brain.???
    Katharine Hornsby

  • Hi
    It´s good to know what´s happening, thanks Bill. Katherine I can totally get where you´re coming from but we´re not fighting flesh and blood here. I´m not saying you intended to put her down but please remember that. Yes if we´re hardwired like mentioned this would naturally die down but I think this goes beyond the natural realm, there´s a lot of chance that a lot of kids will get hurt before it simply dies down, we don´t want that. It´s awesome that you’ve got talent at those things, we´re not arguing against what a woman can or can´t do though, I believe women are very capable, nevertheless this is about erasing gender boundaries, as a young man I can tell you my generation is already fairly mixed up about so many things, I really don´t see how adding whether or not you´re a girl or guy helps, yes girls can do a lot of things, yes guys can also do a lot of things but telling either that they´re not what they are really doesn’t help. Still thank you so much for your point of view.

    To Rebecca, what you described is a savage and very disturbing reality, but yes I can believe things like this happen. Thank you for being truthful about things that would otherwise be hidden in the dark. I can see you´re really passionate about this and as someone who actually lives in the country I really value the views you presented. At the same time though we need to remember our battle isn’t against flesh and blood.

    The information you gave about the feminist response was equally disturbing, I find that just completely and utterly strange.

    Again though we are fighting not flesh and blood though but principalities and powers, against really disturbing strongholds, but WE are called to be the Salt and Light not them. Our anger isn’t against the people who don´t stand up and fight (how would darkness fight darkness’ but our warfare aren’t carnal but MIGHTY for pulling down strongholds and anything that exalts itself against the knowledge of God.

    WE THROUGH CHRIST ARE THE SALT THAT STOPS THE DETERIORATION AND WE ARE THE LIGHT NOT HIDDEN BUT STANDING WITH FACES UNVEILED.

    Thank you for both of your comments, they’ve been really thought provoking for me and I hope to use the truth I have learnt tonight. Either way cheers and goodnight.

    Tobi Martins

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