“The year was 2081, and everybody was finally equal. They weren’t only equal before God and the law. They were equal every which way. Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else.”— Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
One of the nation’s largest, sharpest, and wealthiest school systems, Fairfax County, has announced a bright, new idea (to take effect in 2016) that will directly influence district students in grades seven through twelve. It’s not a faster way to learn math, a more creative way to write stories, or a better way to get into a college: It’s recommended changes to their family-life curriculum which include lessons on “sexual fluidity” and “spectrum,” the idea that there’s no such thing as 100 percent boys and 100 percent girls.
It makes so much sense. Obviously, if boys and girls are “gender fluid,” then they are also one and the same—not just separate but equal, but the same and equal. Scandinavian countries have nothing on us—we are so Progressive! Don’t you wish growing you’d been taught in school that your girl parts and his boy parts were all really the same? Biology is so 2010!
This isn’t warm, fuzzy, Thomas Jefferson’s “all men are created equal” type of equality, as in worth or value. This is the type of equality that relates to sameness or eradicating differences because they supposedly wreak a sense of inferiority (or superiority, as the case may be).