Ron DeSantis’ “Don’t Say Gay” Law Has Already Made Florida Schools a Dystopian Hellscape

When it comes to descending into a dystopian hellscape of America, most people have probably spent the last several weeks focused on things such as Ongoing Revelations With regard to 6 January from the committee Donald Trumptrying to overturn democracy, and by the Supreme Court’s decision that there is no more Separation of Church and State, women do not have rightsAnd Coal companies can kill us all, (to say nothing of the fact that, in the next term, they may make it legal To steal the election for Republicans.) But it’s important to remember that Trump and the high court Christofacists aren’t the only people we need to worry about. as are elected officials Ron DeSantis, who has negligible chance To become president in 2024. Like Trump, the governor of Florida takes great pride in bullying; He Special Olympics threatenedHe intimidated disneyhe bullies anyone who disagrees with him, and Word to one of his college mates New Yorker: “Ron is the most selfish person I’ve ever interacted with. He’s always liked to embarrass and humiliate people. I’m speaking up for others—he was the biggest dick we knew.”

What might the country look like should DeSantis ascend the White House? In a word: scary. In three words: really fucking scary. In 20 words: This would be the kind of place where teachers are warned not to show rainbow flags for fear of being prosecuted.

Yes, on Friday, DeSantis’s Right to Parents in Education, aka “Don’t Say Gay” law, went into effect in Florida, and it’s hard to say how awful the whole thing is. In addition to banning any talk of gender identity and sexual orientation in kindergarten through third grade, it also prohibits such discussions through high school, stating that such topics should not be discussed in any grade in any grade. Cannot be discussed in a way that is not “age-appropriate”. or developmentally appropriate.” (Naturally, the law does not specify what is considered “appropriate”; that definition may not come from a state’s Department of Education unless next summer.) Critics believe the law was written in a deliberately broad manner to intimidate school districts, which parents can sue if they believe the measure has been violated. “When we talk about the culture of fear that this bill has created and the chilling effect, we are talking about the fact that teachers and school districts will refrain from approaching anything related to LGBTQ people. are afraid or have issues out of fear of lawsuits and professional ruin,” Florida Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith Told Hill.

For example, the Orange County Classroom Teachers Association Guilty School officials this week told teachers not to wear rainbow clothes on them and to get rid of “safe place” stickers and photos of their same-sex spouses, According to NBC News, Last month, according to Palm Beach County High School special education teacher Michael Woods, The Palm Beach County School District sent “a questionnaire asking its teachers to review all course material and to flag any books with no reference to sexual orientation, gender identity or race.” (According to Woods, several weeks ago, the district removed the books. i’m jazz And call me max appears to refer to gender identity.) And on Tuesday, according to NBC, the Lyon County School Board “LGBTQ Inclusive Guide”, which includes a clause that says parents should be notified if a student who is “open about their gender identity” is in their child’s gym class or on an overnight school trip with them Is. “Upon notification or determination of a student who is open about his/her gender identity, the parents of affected students shall be notified of reasonable accommodation options,” the guidelines said. “Parents or students who are concerned about room assignments for their student’s upcoming overnight event based on religious or privacy concerns may request accommodations.”

Meanwhile, as NBC notes, DeSantis has suggested that this is only the beginning, saying in a Interview with Fox News in April that “things like waking gender ideology have no place in schools, period.”

Brandon Wolf, The press secretary for Equality Florida – one of the groups suing the DeSantis administration for the legislation – told The Hill: “We’ve always understood what we’re up against in the state of Florida. We know these lawmakers, we governors. Ron DeSantis said he feared the measure would only increase anti-LGBTQ+ violence, which increased Armed conflict is on track to worsen from 2020 to 2021 and into 2022, according to the Location and Incident Data Project. Wolf said, “It feels so ominous that in a state that has seen the deadliest attack on LGBTQ people in the history of this country…

Meanwhile, in Texas…

a group of “teachers” Allegedly Proposed to the state board of education that slavery should be called “involuntary transfer”. Yes true! Opposition to the suggested change, which would be akin to Hitler’s systemic killing of 6 million Jews as a “population reduction”, apparently surfaced during a June 15 meeting, in which a Democrat representing Dallas and Fort Worth, noted that the new term would not be a “fair representation” of the slave trade. According to the Texas Tribune board members wrote to the group “to reconsider the phrase”: “For the K-2, carefully examine the language used to describe the events, particularly the ‘involuntary transference’. ‘ Word.” Because apparently “are you kidding me?” or “What’s wrong with you?” are considered inappropriate.

Living in Michigan…

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