By V4 Agency
As the president of a school board operates a sex boutique promoted as an inclusive, all-ages sex toy shop, it comes as little surprise that teachers in his school read books to kids on transgenderism.
Parents were outraged to learn that the president of the school board is running a sex shop. However, the threads of the story lead much further into the past, when kids were read a book on transgenderism at school.
A first grade teacher at Geneva Elementary School in Bellingham, Washington, read her students a children’s book titled I am Jazz, co-authored by Jazz Jennings, a transgender teenager. The story describes the process os how the protagonist, born a boy, has transitioned into a girl.
However, parents were concerned about the propriety of exposing young children to the book and one of them contacted the teacher, Jennifer Miller, in an e-mail.
In her reply, the teacher affirmed that she did read the book, which is part of the school’s library book collection on diversity and equity. The school district intends to promote inclusion, Jennifer Miller argued. However, neither the school nor the school board responded to the parents’ complaints and concerns.
In the end, one unnamed parent forwarded their communications with the school to the Young America’s Foundation and, after some research, the conservative organisation discovered that the president of the Bellingham School Board runs a sex boutique.
On her Instagram account, Jennifer Mason, as “head dildo”, advertises the WinkWink sex shop as an all-ages, inclusive and not creepy sex shop. However, many parents find it frightening that kids of any age are allowed to enter the shop and that such a woman plays an active role in the school’s life.
Jennifer Mason opened her boutique in 2018. At the time she said that: “I want to show people if sex isn’t something to be ashamed about, then I should be able to be an elected official and own a sex shop at the same time”. She described the boutique as “an inclusive space for people of all gender identities and ages,” adding that the store only sells to those 16 and older, although people of any age may enter it.
The school and the local shop have come under heavy attack from the far right since the scandal over the book on transgenderism erupted, the Bellingham Herald reported. The news outlet asked Jennifer Mason for comment, but she told them she has been receiving a lot of messages involving anti-Semitic and anti-trans hate speech.
Greg Baker, the primary school’s superintendent, also posted an announcement on the school’s website, in which he praised the book on transgenderism. He wrote that the school district had its own values and the school is committed to equitable, diverse and inclusive education.
Not the Bee writes that it comes as little surprise that the school district promotes leftist gender ideology, when the school board’s president also happens to own an all-ages sex toy shop.
Another case from San Diego also serves as a good example of what happens when caregivers support left-wing ideologies. The San Diego Community College District leads an anti-racist daycare service.
It’s run by Michelle DeJohnette, an adjunct faculty member at San Diego Community College District completing a doctoral program in education, studying “critical theory, culturally responsible pedagogy, anti-bias/anti-racist education, and issues of equity in early childhood education, focusing on preschool.”
The website of the programme reveals that the caregivers want to teach young children about anti-racist attitudes as early as in preschool. Following the death of George Floyd in the spring of 2020, Village Kids shared a resource encouraging parents to teach their children about racism from infancy.
The resource states that children as young as three months old gravitate toward faces most similar to the race of their caregivers, with “expressions of racial prejudice” peaking around four or five years of age.
During an interview with Campus Reform, DeJohnette explained the differences between “colorblind” and “anti-racist” education. The colour-blind approach means that people do not see colour, but De Johnette thinks it is impossible. “When you look at me, the first thing you see is that I’m a Black woman,” she explained. “So by being ‘colorblind’… that means you don’t see me.”
We talk a lot about bias and gender, and we are very intentional about our language,” she said. The classroom also has “images and books that are inclusive, that show non-traditional people in these roles.” For instance, DeJohnette makes sure that children see “Black female doctors” and “Mexican-American female construction workers.”