...building a new "Circle of Friends University" to go along with this.
-- STOCKHOLM -- At the "Egalia" preschool, staff avoid using words like "him" or "her" and address the 33 kids as "friends" rather than girls and boys.What kind of parent is willing to experiment on their own child?
They've have adopted the genderless "hen," a word that doesn't exist in Swedish but is used in some feminist and gay circles.
To even things out, many preschools have hired "gender pedagogues" to help staff identify language and behavior that risk reinforcing stereotypes.
My take on this? These kids get to a real-world institution... it ain't gonna be pretty.