Friday, December 16, 2011

Female Genitalia Sign Controversy

A UK nursery school is under fire for teaching children BSL rather than letting them make their own gestures to go along with the song Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Both parents and the media have criticized the Sure Start nursery school in York. Teachers decided that the gestures for "like a diamond in the sky" might "offend deaf people" because the diamond or triangle shape is similar to the British Sign Language gesture indicating the female genitalia. They taught the toddlers to use Makaton signs along with the song. Makaton is a gesture based method of communication used in the UK, which borrows from BSL. Not everyone is happy with the arrangement. Britain's Campaign Against Political Correctness is quoted in the Daily Mail as saying "This is ridiculous example of political correctness where adults are trying to put their views into the minds of children who would not have known there was anything wrong with what they are doing."

3 comments:

RayGilliesJones said...

Twinkle Twinkle little star was out well before sign language - in the early 19th Century to be exact. This is definitely Political correctness GONE MAD ! Let kids be kids. It's a diamond they are singing about ! Not women's genitalia FGS ! And any deaf person would realise that - don't insult their intelligence!

RayGilliesJones said...

The song twinkle twinkle little star has been around well before sign language. In my opinion this is Political correctness gone loopy! It's obviously a diamond children are singing about, how many children's rhymes do you know with women's genitalia in it! And please don't insult a deaf persons intelligence, many lip read and would know the difference between the word "star" and V***** as the lip pattern is most obviously different !

Frank TALKER said...

'This is ridiculous example of political correctness where adults are trying to put their views into the minds of children who would not have known there was anything wrong with what they are doing.'

The hypocrisy here is that Whites do this to their children all of the time, so what is the real problem with what this nursery is doing? It is that some flaw in White culture is being exposed and the anti-PC brigade (who think White culture is perfectly superior) do not like this.