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Your Tax Dollars At Work: Studying ‘Gender Identity’ Of Four-Year-Olds

It’s never a great time to be a small-government type of guy, because nobody actually wants smaller government. They just want everybody else’s taxes to go up. But it’s always fun to see the latest ridiculous horsecrap being funded by our tax dollars. How’s it all going to waste this time?

Elizabeth Harrington, Washington Free Beacon:

The National Science Foundation is spending over $130,000 on a study that asks four-year-olds about their “internal sense of gender identity.”

A grant for a two-year study was awarded to the University of Washington this summer…

“The project will involve asking 250, 4- to 6-year olds and their parents to complete a battery of measures assessing early and current gender socialization, children’s internal sense of gender identity, children’s gendered behavior (e.g., preferences for gender-typed toys) and measures of related gender cognition (e.g., memory for gender-consistent vs. inconsistent behaviors),” the grant states.

In other words, they’re asking little kids if they play with trucks or dollies. Somehow that costs $130K. Not a bad grift!

Meanwhile, Jared from Subway gets locked up for having a similarly unhealthy interest in children’s sexuality. He should’ve gone into academia, not sammiches.

How can a four-year-old be “transgender,” anyway? When I was four years old, I thought I was a superhero. As it turned out, I’m not. But I didn’t run around accusing people of “deadnaming” me by refusing to call me Batman.

Good lord. Leave ’em alone. They’re kids. And it’s our money!