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The Greens, Gender, and Moonbattery

Dec 2, 2014

You can count on the Greens to come up with utterly idiotic ideas, proving over and over again that these folks should never be allowed to mix with grownups, especially when it comes to running a country. Indeed, there are so many utterly stupid ideas coming forth from the Greens that I have been forced to give them their very own section on my website.

Just keeping up with their madness is getting to be a fulltime job. They have lost the plot so very often that I am amazed that anyone actually takes them seriously anymore. Consider their latest case of complete moonbattery: they actually want a ban on gender-specific toys. Yes you read that right:

waters 1A Greens senator has endorsed a grassroots project linking gender-marketed children’s toys to serious social issues in later life, such as domestic violence and poor self-esteem. Larissa Waters has backed Play Unlimited’s “No Gender December” campaign, which calls on parents to boycott Christmas presents that reinforce gender stereotypes.
In the firing line are Barbie dolls for girls and toy trucks for boys, products Senator Waters said perpetuated negative social constructions.
“While the starkly separate aisles of pink and blue might seem harmless, especially to well-meaning rellies and friends, setting such strong gender stereotypes at early ages can have long-term impacts, including influencing self-perception and career aspirations,” she said. “Out-dated stereotypes about girls and boys and men and women, perpetuate gender inequality, which feeds into very serious problems such as domestic violence and the gender pay gap.”
“While such serious problems seem so far removed from choosing children’s toys, it’s important that we think about this issue, especially when so many children’s toys are being bought.” No Gender December asks parents to take a pledge to avoid gender stereotypes when shopping for children’s Christmas gifts and to sign a petition calling for the end of gendered marketing of toys.

How can anyone consider the Greens to be other than complete nut jobs? There is so much wrong with this. Let me count the ways. First of all, parents, not government bureaucrats, should decide what toys their children play with. We don’t need more Big Brother zealots policing our children, telling them what are acceptable and unacceptable toys to play with.

Also, do the Greens have nothing better to get involved with? The whole world is going to hell in a hand basket, and all these guys can do is sit around and decide how to become good gender fascists. Get a life. Get a grip. With priorities like these, no wonder the Greens are the laughing stock of the political world.

And of course all this is just a slap in the face of reality – especially of biological reality. Guess what Greens? Boys and girls are different. They are hardwired to be different, and all your gender bender social engineering does is show us your hatred of reality.

This is just part of their war on human sexuality, which of course is part of their war on marriage and family. These guys are uber-social anarchists who want to destroy everything that is good, and replace it with their perverted dystopia.

The research on gender differences is overwhelming and irrefutable. Indeed, I was involved a few years ago in putting together a booklet entitled 21 Reasons Why Gender Matters. It is a thoroughly researched volume with 176 footnotes. In the introduction we said in part:

This document lays out the case for the importance of male and female genders, and argues against the new androgyny and the social engineering taking place in the arena of gender. It examines some of the evidence that shows men and women are different, including the fact that our brains are different, our biochemistry is different, our hormones are different, our strength levels are different, our physical designs and sizes are different, and therefore our needs for protection and security are different. Such hardwired differences explain why men and women are so different in areas of behaviour, perceptions, the way they process information, and so on….
There is an enormous and growing body of research, encompassing the fields of biochemistry, neurobiology, physiology and psychology, which all point to a clear conclusion: that there are profound differences between men and women. These go well beyond the obvious physical appearances and reproductive differences; men and women differ at many levels, and also approach relationships differently. As such, this document rests upon, and makes the case for, these four foundational principles:
1. Gender differences exist; they are a fundamental reality of our biology and impact our psychology. Our maleness and femaleness is a key aspect to our personhood.
2. Acknowledging, rather than ignoring (or worse denying), gender differences is the only intellectually honest response to this reality.
3. Gender differences are complementary; individuals, our collective humanity, and society as a whole, all benefit from masculine and feminine characteristics. We are better for having men with a clear understanding of their masculinity and women with a clear understanding of their femininity.
4. Gender identity confusion does exist in a small minority of individuals. It is a painful pathology and warrants a compassionate response. However it is not the ‘normative’ experience and is not therefore a paradigm upon which to drive social policy and institutions.

Yet these social engineers want to smash biology and smash reality in order to push their androgyny agenda. Talk about social activists who are on a mission to destroy children, family and society. This is a hyper-radical group of activists who should be avoided like the plague.

Fortunately most people are not as mentally challenged as these clueless Greens are. A poll on this has 85 per cent of the populace rejecting this lunatic idea. One has to wonder just what is wrong with those other 15 per cent however.

www.9news.com.au/national/2014/12/02/06/20/greens-senator-calls-for-an-end-to-gendered-marketing-of-childrens-toys#bpBFkeFVplCX0vbH.99
www.gendermatters.org.au/Home_files/21%20Reasons%20Why%20Gender%20Matters%28low%20res%29.pdf

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23 Responses to The Greens, Gender, and Moonbattery

  • The article says “The group highlighted American research which found gender-marketed toys did not support children’s development to the same level as neutral products.”

    You can put your house on the fact that research was not remotely objective. But the most alarming thing about this is yet again the Greens out themselves as being totalitarians – they simply cannot fathom that people can and should have the freedom to make their own decisions. They – after all – know better than everybody else how people should live.

  • Exactly right Mark. That is always how the coercive utopians operate.

  • This is just so true and frightening that a political party such as the greens has completely deviated from the ‘save the trees and environment’ to promoting Homosexuality!! They are constantly pushing the agenda that we should all live like they think we should, with freedom of thought and speech being something only they dictate!!

  • The Greens really are despicable and out of touch.

    This has reminded me of this youtube clip I saw posted recently about a similar situation in Norway.
    Apparently, the Norwegian government has been pumping money into programmes aimed at encouraging more women into male dominated industries and vice versa.
    Unfortunately they are not getting the results they want as women continue to choose the traditional female careers and men choose the traditional male careers.

    Notice the arrogance of the ‘enlightened’ Norwegian scientists who insist that apart from physical differences, men and women are exactly the same. Like the Greens, they think people have been nurtured into stereotypical roles and they openly criticise anyone (including other scientists and researchers) who suggest that there are real physiological and biological differences.
    According to them, to think that men and women are made differently is very old school and uninformed.

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5LRdW8xw70

    Regards,
    Annette

  • Thanks for reminding me why I preferenced the Greens last when I voted in the Victorian election on the weekend, and why I’ll continue to do so every time I vote.

  • OH but don’t you see it, they have lost islam as a religion of peace, isis saw to that. So they have to yell SQUIRREL so you look away at something completely irrelevant.

    But if you read, rules for radicals, how to bring communism to a democratic country, and 1984, you can pretty much tell exactly what the moonbats are going to bring up.

    All I can say to the moonbats is: unless you pay my bills for me, cook my food for me, do my housework for me and do every other thing for me, go hug a tree and let the adults talk about important things.

    Or we could just do what you do to naughty children, send them to their room until they learn to play nicely with others.

  • Given the continuous wailing an gnashing of teeth emanating form the Green HQ with respect to fate of and eventual death in a fiery ball of our planet, might I suggest an apt get-up for a Green barbie would be sackcloth and ashes.

  • Even more despicable are the people who voted for this trash!

  • My gender stereotypes are based on gender. I suppose doctors will now have to say “It’s a person” if the baby’s sex is not already known. Of course, those people who do per-nuptial tests will have to be fined if they reveal the child’s sex to the parents, if medical people are still permitted even to know how to tell the difference.

    I think I am going mad. I wonder what the sainted female sibling of my male parent would think of it all.

  • I really hate to be so despicable but the final step in this chain is to DNA change the future generations to have both sexual organs so as not to have specific gender roles in procreation. Oh and here’s a thought, Considering that situation, may be we won’t need anyone else. And we all know what that means.
    Forgive me but I am really mad at these moronic social engineers.
    Green they be and green they are.
    They live their lives inside a jar.
    Deluded so, they talk such rot.
    They would be better in a pot.

  • Let us not forget that God finally lost his cool with Sodom when it degenerated beyond redemption and came totally against and perverted the rules of his creation. Only fools would think it will never happen again. There will surely be great wailing again in that day when they realize the falseness and stupidity of their own delusion that God got it wrong.

  • ‘No Gender December’? No. They’d have to replace Father Christmas with Parent/Carer Christmas, for one! Seriously though, what a silly idea. But, on the topic of this vogue for 30-day pledges that rhyme with months, how about a ‘No Halal Floréal’, for April-May 2015? (Sorry, had to use a French revolutionary calendar month name to find a rhyme for halal. Someone else might be able to come up with a better one!)

  • Unbelievable Bill, this is a further manifestation and another acknowledgement of their belief that man evolved from apes, which evolved from pond scum. Their order of thinking is perverse and void of sense and reason.

  • I’d like to repeat what another commentator said in response to this story on another site: Pink is all right for girls, and blue is all right for boys, but green is a terrible colour for politicians.

  • Hi Bill

    I don’t know if you have heard of Dr. Murray Straus and his research into DV (domestic violence). I only recently came across his work. A friend recently forwarded this to me. Here is what my friend said:
    1. Thirty odd years ago Dr Strous was an avowed MALE FEMINIST.
    2. He got into arguments about DV and decided to research the area to prove that that it was mainly males who perpetrated DV and IPV (intimate partner violence).
    3. As the research started to accumulate he began to see that his hypothesis was wrong…!!!
    4. The data began to show that DV and IPV was more closer to 50:50 with (wait for it ) 70% INITIATED by women.
    [BTW: present data shows heterosexual partners are in the middle still at 50:50 whereas lesbian couples are the most violent (surprise surprise) and male gay couples the least violent… )
    5. instead of being the “darling of the feminist world ” he is now “anathema” to them as he has exposed their devious ways of manipulating statistics … as is illustrated in the attached article …
    These statistics are deeply politically incorrect. These statistics not only undermine the latest loony Greens proposal but many sacred cows of the feminazis. If you are interested to read some of his material, here is one of his articles. It’s titled: “How feminists corrupt domestic violence research.”

    www.avoiceformen.com/feminism/how-feminists-corrupt-dv-research/

    Chris McNicol

  • Bill,

    Why do you admit and use the cultural wreckers’ terms like ‘gender’?

    When I was young the word ‘gender’ referred to grammar and especially to foreign languages where gender is important and in English gender is unimportant. Gender had not much to to do with sex.

    In German the word for the moon belongs to the masculine gender; in French it belongs to the female gender; in English it has no gender. End of story.

    It’s time we started talking about sex, not gender.

  • They want to turn everyone abnormal so that they feel normal. Someone once said that “force was the last resort of every false religion” I think this can also apply to the Greens. How do these people get the opportunity to force their ideas on someone else? Notice it’s a common trend in secular circles to call on the atheist’s high priest “The Scientist”. Hand picked, a bit like the useless gods the heathen fashioned themselves from wood or stone.

  • Oh for the days when men were men and women were women….I never thought I’d see the day when I said these words.

    I am fed up seeing all these so called metrosexual men everywhere, TV, streets…..feminine men who want to stay home and bake and raise the children while the women go to war, soft, always crying needing to be supported rather than supporting. I have nothing against men struggling and needing support in times of need but today it is rife and my cry is ‘where are the men today?’.

    When I was studing nutition some years back there was concern back then about the possible side affects of contraception in the water affecting men’s hormonal balance as well as the amount of plastics etc…..but is it more than that, the amount of feminine males from children upwards?

    The other day, I think in the Daily Express, UK, there was an article about a female teenager whose boyfriend of the same age decides each day whether he wants to be a male or female and so dresses accordingly!

  • “Pink” has been “hijacked” these days by certain “big boys” as an emblem of their particular revolt against what they consider to be the “cultural constructs” of gender and sexuality.

    Feuerbach and Freud told us God is a projection of the collective human psyche. In our times, others tell us gender is “all in the mind”… Soon, some intelligent fools will tell us the notion of truth itself is a mere “projection” of the human psyche!

  • Neil, God takes great care to make sure that we can only continue to stay deceived if we choose to be self-deceived. Your point of what Isis did to the myth of the religion of peace is the example for Islam and this article is the example for the Greens. 2 Thes 2:6 to 8 states that they were lost because they did not receive the “love of the truth”. God will make sure truth stares us right in the face, to the point we can’t miss it, but whether we choose to go with that or to love lies instead, that is our choice. Scary, but true.
    Many blessings
    Ursula Bennett

  • You should have a look at the woman behind this. She totally dresses up like Barbie, so why doesn’t she practice what she preaches.
    blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/index.php/heraldsun/comments/have_the_greens_really_got_nothing_better_to_do_than_bash_a_barbie/

  • Hi there,

    I was blown away by the greens going down this ridiculous path. Domestic violence is such a serious issue that deserves real policies and focus to try to prevent it happening. The idea that gender based toys contribute is the most ludicrous thing I’ve heard in ages. Parents should be the ones who chose what is appropriate for there children to play with, if a girl wants a truck she can have it and vice versa. Parents don’t need the help of trolls like the greens to work out what children want to play with, most kids are so vocal about toys they like so there really isn’t an issue. Let’s hope they get to some real issues soon.

  • Among others, the Greens were set up by Herbert Marcuse. He who was the arch neo-Marxist/Neo-Freudian of the 1960s & he wanted to see western Christian democratic societies self-destruct by adopting poisonous ideologies dressed up as social justice. The Greens are allowing themselves to be led over a cliff.

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