Girlguiding chiefs have been accused of promoting ‘woke claptrap’ after advising leaders to learn almost 100 terms linked to gender and sexual identity.
Britain’s biggest girls’ group has advised staff to learn a glossary of words such as ‘aromantic’, ‘demisexual’ and ‘agender’, saying ‘it might be worth printing it off… so you can reference it’ with children.
The glossary also includes ‘pansexual’ – ‘attraction for members of all gender identities/expressions’ – and ‘constellation’, the structure of polyamorous relationships. The guidance, first reported by the Sunday Express, encourages girls to learn the glossary in a task called the ‘vocabulary extravaganza’.
Sir John Hayes, of the Common Sense group of MPs, said parents ‘don’t expect (children) to be indoctrinated with a lot of woke claptrap’. It comes after the Daily Mail revealed the Scout Association sold a £1.50 ‘trans fun’ badge for children as young as four, alongside ‘bisexual fun’, ‘lesbian fun’ and ‘pride fun’ options.
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