悉尼大学家庭法与儿童保护部法律教授Patrick Parkinson 在2016年9月发表了一篇名为《对安全学校计划的争议 ——寻找理智的中点》的法律研究论文。
In September 2016, Professor Patrick Parkinson, a Law Professor from the Department of Family Law and Child Protection at Sydney University, published a legal research paper called, The Controversy over the Safe Schools Program – Finding the Sensible Centre.
In this video, he says that what’s happening through the “Safe Schools” program is that primary school children, even preschool children, are being helped to “change their gender”:
"There is a belief, and it is a belief -- that somehow your gender is something in your head, and your genitalia is something in your body, and they can be different.
"But at the end of the day, gender is innate, it cannot be changed.
"Let’s talk about children who experience gender confusion, what psychiatrists call gender dysphoria. So, these are children who are deeply troubled, who have been referred by their doctors, probably referred by a psychiatrist to a specialist clinic.
"Gender dysphoria or what was used to be called gender identify disorder is a serious problem that requires expert clinical diagnosis.
"But Safe Schools makes no mention to schools, school principals, of the need to get a psychiatric assessment, the need to get expert clinical care.
"It talks about children being allowed to transition from one gender to another, that is boys to become girls or at least wear girls’ dresses and so on, take on a girl’s name, without that support. Now that is horrifying.
"We have a lot of troubled young people in the population. We don’t need to confuse them with ideologies which say that their gender isn’t what it really is. We can deal with the few with expert clinical and pastoral care. We do not need to create confusion for the many.
"And that’s what Safe Schools does. It creates confusion for the many."
Professor Parkinson also provided some encouraging words for parents:
"We need to give to teachers and school principals other materials that helps them to know that the Safe School program, even though it’s come through La Trobe’s university, does not have a sound scientific basis. That it simply doesn’t present accurate materials to the kids.
"Now that would be challenging. Principals and teachers will say “but we’re the authorities on this.
"Well, maybe. But they need to look at the research for themselves. It’s really important for parents to realise that they have power in this situation. Even in state schools they have power. And they have power at the ballot box. No government which promotes the safe school program should be unpunished at the ballot box."
A concerned mother also shares her experience in the video.
Translated by Australian Chinese for Families Association with permission