The Faith of the Gender Agenda by Mrs Vera West
In a paper entitled “The Controversy Over the Safe Schools Program – Finding the Sensible Centre,” Professor Patrick Parkison of Sydney University, has criticised the teaching of radical gender theory in Australian classrooms, comparing it to “odd and unscientific” beliefs of groups such as Scientology. (The Australian, September 19, 2016, p. 1)
The Safe Schools programme, he claims, has “exaggerate statistics” on the numbers of transgender and intersex people, done to support the ideology that gender is a social construction.
He argues that the ideology behind Safe Schools is now widespread in the West, and comes not from science departments, but philosophy (and cultural studies) departments. It is not scientific and evidence-based.
Nevertheless, despite public outrage, over 500 schools across the country have signed up to the Safe Schools programme, and the programme has been given federal and state funds. In my opinion the politicians who have supported this programme will need to be tossed out by their constituencies at the next election.