Skip to comments.Brussels vs. Famous Five—Books portraying 'traditional' families could be barred
Posted on 11/09/2012 10:27:28 PM PST by Olog-hai
Books that portray traditional images of mothers caring for their children or fathers going out to work could be barred from schools under proposals from Brussels.
An EU report claims that gender stereotyping in schools influences the perception of the way boys and girls should behave and damages womens career opportunities in the future.
Critics said the proposals for study materials to be amended so that men and women are no longer depicted in their traditional roles would mean the withdrawal of childrens classics, such as Enid Blytons The Famous Five series, Paddington Bear or Peter Pan.
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Leftist social engineering coming back with a vengeance.
Now Brussels takes aim at the Famous Five! Books portraying 'traditional' families could be barred
“Listen to your government childern Only your government can care for you”!
Can we make books showing the people hanging Stalinist EU bureaucrats ?
Wow! My 17 year old spent her early years being read these books to her at bed time every night. My mother was a reading specialist and I never remember seeing the series in the U.S., but my daughter was in N.Z. We had so many paperbacks we donated them to the library. My sister discovered the stories for her kids, and I sent her a rare, signed edition hardback. They were wonderful for teaching children resourcefulness, responsibility, morality and family values. It’s hard to imagine them being banned, but I guess it’s the world we live in today and will be coming to America very soon.
Sort of ironic when you consider that Peter Pan was way in the avant garde of male bashing. In fact the crushing dominance of the father figure was the driver of the whole fantasy.
Well, I guess we don't have to worry about that anymore!
I’m shocked, but then again I’m not. I wonder what it must be like to be so fat headed as these sophisticated ghouls.
What is going on with Brussels? First no Christmas trees and now no Peter Pan. These people are just plain crazy.
The Dustin Hoffman Captain Hook version of Peter Pan came around the time of my divorce.
I think you make a decent point about the father being the original villain, but I came to see the father in a different light. It was one, I thought very insightful in that movie.
Traditional fathers did work long hours, spend less time with their kids, and probably let those kids down more than they should have. It was the role fathers were raised to play.
They devoted themselves to their vocation, increased their wages as they could, and above all, provided for the family. The relationships with the children were at times more or less relegated to the mother. And part of the mother’s duty was to explain to the kids that dad loved them, but worked hard to provide for them, and was thus an honorable man.
The separation or dissatisfaction of the boy with his dad, and the replacement of his father with Captain Hook, was a classic turn of events. His father in the end drops everything else, and risks it all to save his son. The re-establishment of that connection, can be seen as a very positive model for how young men sometimes are alienated from their fathers, but come to understand them later in life, and reconnect.
During a time in my life where I was having a tough time regarding severely cutback access to my kids, somewhat of a normal things for dads, I actually found the relationships within this movie to be sort of a study of men’s relationships, and that there is hope when all seems lost.
So, the national socialists are back in the book-burning business, are they?
There’s no cure until they’re all plain dead.
books showing daddy getting high and then blowing his other daddy will be allowed however as this kind of gender stereotyping is acceptable. coming soon to America. guaranteed.
I discovered The Famous Five when I began learning to read Hebrew. It was the only book I could find in the language — I bought the English version to help when I got hung up on words. It is delightful!
As I wrote on another thread, Brussels is the darkest place I’ve ever visited. Though wealthy, it seemed soulless. No smiling faces, grayness, foreboding atmosphere. Very Arab, very crime ridden — it seemed unhappy and dangerous. Couldn’t wait to leave.
Brussels is A mess . They all speak 4 languages poorly. Recommend staying at metropole hotel if you must go. . Massive Moslem ghettos.
The has been true in America’s schools for many years. Reading books never portray a nuclear family. This was true in my kids private schools too.
Agree. I arrived in Brussels expecting a lovely European city. Within minutes, my personal safety radar was set on paranoid. We stayed a few blocks from the train station in a Hilton, where all the pilots and flight attendants stayed. After I left, but before my husband did, someone was murdered on the sidewalk between the Hilton and the train station. He saw the puddle of blood in the gutter on the way to the station to go home. Validated the “creeps” I was feeling! Yikes!!
We arrived in that city early Sunday morning before hotel checkin time 2 years ago November. Cold and wet. Went to an ancient cathedral to witness mass. Mostly Blacks in attendance with very few older whites. Desperate people in a dark dark city.
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