(Sisa Future Newspaper) On November 23, at the plaza in front of the Busan Metropolitan City Office of Education, the youth of the Citizens’ Solidarity for Healthy Busan held a rally to accuse the problems of the 2022 revised curriculum, which will guide the new textbook, and urge correction.
The assembly proceeded with the announcement of a statement demanding correction of the revised curriculum and the speech of young people with a critical mind for the future of Korea.
On the hand picket phrases held by the young people, there were “opposition to compulsory gender identity education” and “government shouting freedom, interference in national gender identity”.
“The concept of ‘sexual minority’ in the revised curriculum is educated as a normal thing that anyone can choose. However, since LGBTQ is extremely ambiguous, it includes not only homosexuality and bisexuality, but also perverted sexual orientations such as pedophilia and necrophilia.”
The group criticized, “Teaching that sex is socially created and selectable in public education causes great confusion in student values and destroys student moral education.”
“Public education, in the name of gender education, educates students on ‘the meaning of sex at the social and cultural level’, which acts as an external pressure on the individual’s unique conscience and values.” claimed.
He also criticized the Yoon Seok-yeol government and the Ministry of Education for not respecting individual freedom. “Revision of the failed curriculum that the Yoon Seok-yeol government emphasized on freedom, but did not know that the state could not intervene in the realm of individual conscience in the name of education.” Foolish conduct that goes against the
Young man Seo Dae-gon, a student at Busan University of Foreign Studies, continued his remarks with his thoughts.
“If my children in the future don’t know if I am a boy or a girl, or if I decide to change gender because I have chosen whether I am a boy or a girl, I will be shocked beyond words.”
“I don’t want to have children in a country that gives nonsensical education saying that Korea’s low birth rate is serious.” “Attempting to insert a phrase that goes beyond the normal family myth is a great insult to the family I grew up in, and it completely denies the happy family I dream of as a young man.”
In the middle school technology home subject curriculum, there was a shocking phrase, ‘Get away from the normal family myth’, which was deleted after the first online opinion collection. This means that the idea that a family with children and parents is normal is just a myth.
“Comprehensive sex education will have a great negative impact on Korean society in the future, and I came to the Office of Education because I cannot wait and see as a young adult. Foreign countries have already confirmed cases where wrong sex education and legislation have caused various problems in society.”
In 2021, when the ‘Comprehensive Anti-Discrimination Act’ was enacted with the purpose of prohibiting discrimination against LGBTI people, there was a situation where men could not be prevented from entering women’s bathrooms claiming to be women in LA, USA. In addition, cases of men who identify themselves as women are setting new records and winning women’s sports competitions.
The problem with the ‘2022 revised curriculum’ is that it does not reflect international trends in sex education. Looking at the direction of education in Europe and the United States, according to a survey by the International Planned Parenthood Federation, out of 25 European countries, only five countries (Belgium, Estonia, Finland, the Netherlands, and Sweden) are in favor of sex education itself. Twenty countries oppose sex education that includes the concepts of sexual diversity, sexual orientation, sexuality and sexual self-determination.
In the United States, in March of this year, the so-called “Don Say Gay” bill was passed in Florida for “Parents’ Rights in Education” bill. Since then, several states have passed laws banning gender education, and at least 12 states are expected to pass related laws. In the case of Alabama, sex education was banned for grades 1 through 5 of elementary school, Arizona required only biological sex education, and Iowa requires written consent from parents when gender education is conducted. Oklahoma passed a law banning sexuality and gender-related books in libraries, and Kansas enacted a law making it a misdemeanor to teach homosexuality in schools. Other laws banning gender and sexuality education in Ohio, Louisiana, and Texas will be enacted and will continue to spread.
There is a UK case of an increase in transgender people after the implementation of sexual orientation choice sex education. Prospect Magazine, UK, reported on March 3, 2020, that it presented statistics on the number of children and adolescents under the age of 18 who wished to change gender who received gender reassignment treatment. soared. Sweden also reported a 15-fold increase in the number of teen girls diagnosed with gender identity disorder between 2008 and 2018. It is a case that cannot be ruled out that the students were affected by sex education.
Statement Condemning the 2022 Revised Curriculum
First, the state should not interfere with individual sexual orientation and gender identity through education!
The concept of ‘sexual minority’ in the revised curriculum is educated as a normal one that anyone can choose. However, since sexual minorities are extremely ambiguous, they include perverted sexual orientations such as pedophilia and necrophilia as well as homosexuality and bisexuality. In public education, teaching that sexuality is ‘socially created and selectable’ is an action that causes great confusion in students’ values and destroys students’ universal morality education.
In addition, teaching students about sociocultural adult gender rather than the scientific fact of biological sex to students at the time when their ego is being formed gives them great confusion.
If public education educates students on ‘the meaning of gender at the social and cultural level’ under the pretentious name of gender education, then it is just external pressure applied to the individual’s unique conscience and values. In response, the Ministry of Education demands that gender ideology education be stopped immediately.
Second, let parents restore their children’s educational rights!
The 2022 revised curriculum plan brainwashes specific gender values in the name of preventing hatred to the extent of violating the unique rights of individual students and parents. The concept of sexuality that the revised curriculum intends to introduce into sex education includes sexual behavior. Regulating what is the right gender value in the school field is a very important issue in children’s values. The right to judge what is the right value depends on the conscientious choice of individual students. In addition, students should be properly guided by parental advice and education.
Third, the Ministry of Education and the government should devote themselves to making a good country for raising children through education for the future of Korea!
The Yoon Seok-yeol government emphasizes freedom, but it is a failed curriculum that does not know that the state cannot intervene in the name of education in the realm of individual conscience. Ideological brainwashing education that violates individual freedom is a masochistic policy that destroys the creativity that will lead the Republic of Korea and makes them give up their children’s plans in an era of low birth rates.
Serious social problems have arisen in countries that have already implemented education incorporating the ideology of comprehensive anti-discrimination laws. The international trend is towards correcting the wrong curriculum, but this revised curriculum goes against the trend of the times. Therefore, we request immediate correction of the problematic provisions.
(full text of youth statement)
I will speak as an ordinary young man who dreams of going to school, getting a job, and starting a family in South Korea. If my children in the future don’t know if I’m male or female, or if I decide to change gender because I’ve chosen to be male or female, they’ll be shocked beyond words.
The country continues to talk about the problem that Korea’s low birth rate is serious. But I don’t want to have children in a country with non-standard education. Looking at this curriculum revision, I wonder if the government and the Ministry of Education really want to solve the low birth rate problem. The phrase that the Ministry of Education has tried to introduce and breaks the myth of a normal family is a huge insult to the family I grew up in, and it completely denies the happy family I dreamed of as a young man.
Like the anti-discrimination law, comprehensive sex education that infringes on freedom and enforces values will have a great negative impact on Korean society in the future, and as a young man, it has come to the office of education because it cannot be seen. We have already seen plenty of cases in foreign countries where wrong sex education and legislation have caused various problems in society. We urge you to establish the right education for the future of Korea.