To begin with, it has been shown that remaining icily "neutral" on the subject of LGBTQ bullying and discrimination creates alienation for the LGBTQ community. For example, in "UNSETTLED RELATIONS: SCHOOLS, GAY MARRIAGE, AND EDUCATING
FOR SEXUALITY" written by Cris Mayo and published in the 63rd volume of the Educational Theory encyclopedia, Tennessee 's bill titled "Don 't Say Gay" required teachers to remain perfectly neutral towards any questions regarding LGBTQ (Mayo 550). This total neutrality creates antagonism towards LGBTQ students as teachers are often afraid to intervene when they witness a student bullied for being LGBTQ. This is because teachers believe they could lose their jobs for "taking sides" in this type of situ...
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...omething that is impossible to fulfill by any female (Serano 416). In consequence, they are dooming their children to carry on rape culture into the next generation.
In conclusion, gender and sexuality inequality are problems being faced in our society. Inequality is perpetuated in schools as gender education is not included in general curriculum. The miseducation of youth leads to gender inequality and rape culture as these young people with malleable minds are shaped by their peers into thinking that it is abnormal to be LGBTQ. The LGBTQ minority is often bullied due to this misunderstanding. In many cases, teachers are told to remain silent on the topic of LGBTQ and this neutrality creates a hostile environment for both LGBTQ students and teachers. Thus, schools must be open to educating their students on any subject that will affect their mental heath or futures.
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