Early childhood professor: ‘Childhood innocence’ a myth, kids ‘never too young’ for talks on ‘sexuality’

An early childhood professor who’s previously worked as a pre-kindergarten teacher and may be doing so right now has indicated that he believes children should be exposed to sexual/gender concepts as early as possible.

The teacher, William “Willy” Villalpando, works as a professor at California’s Santa Ana College, and according to Fox News, he “worked in the Rialto Unified School District pre-k division from 2016 through at least June 2021.” It’s unclear if he still works there.

What’s known is that in 2020, he derided the concept of “childhood innocence” as “mythology.”

“There is a common mythology that children live in this world of pure innocence, and that by introducing or exposing them to the real-world adults are somehow shattering this illusion for them. Therefore, there is a banning of topics and issues that children should not be exposed to, as if they are not experiencing them already,” he reportedly said.

(Source: TikTok video screenshot)

On another occasion — Fox News doesn’t specify exactly when — he said, “I’m tired of the childhood innocence argument. Stop blaming a phenomenon that doesn’t exist.”

He added that the idea kids shouldn’t be exposed to sexuality is a very “white, Christian, upper-class, cis-gendered, and hetero-centric” view.

In September of 2021, he likewise said, “Not talking about queerness in the classroom is not letting children be children. It’s telling those people they do not deserve to exist. Kids are never too young.”

“Let’s work to deconstruct some of our own biases. Adults incorrectly link discussions on sexuality and gender as equating to discussions about sex,” he added.

The following year, he said during a podcast appearance that if parents don’t talk about sexuality with their children, it’s up to teachers to do their jobs for them, even it means fostering classroom environments that “may make others uncomfortable.”

“Children who are exposed to environments with more fluid understandings of gender, are more likely to understand that gender is fluid,” he said.

“Parents haven’t already had conversations about these things with their kids, that kids don’t know, that they might be intersex, that they might be agender… non-binary. And really, children have a right to see themselves in our classrooms. It’s not okay to just forget about them or push them out just because it might make us uncomfortable or may make others uncomfortable,” he added.

According to Villalpando, “talking to children about gender” reportedly includes telling them that it’s a “social construct.”

“This goes alongside teaching children to ask others for their pronouns. Trust me when I say children get this so much faster than adults give them credit for. Let kids practice with you,” he reportedly said sometime in the past.

“[C]hildren are exploring and understanding gendered association before they say their first words. Around 3 to 4 months old, infants [sic] show a sex and gender preference in who they look at. At 3 years old, a child can label their perceived gender identity. By 4 years old, children have a stable sense of their gender identity and have assumptions and beliefs of what they can and cannot do based on their gender, i.e. dolls are for girls, cars are for boys,” he added.

Unfortunately, teachers like Villalpando are a dime a dozen these days. It’s like there’s a social contagion that’s convinced teachers across the country that children must be exposed to sexuality/gender for the sake of human progress.

Case in point:

This effort is rooted in a desire to normalize transgenderism. Teachers and activists believe that by exposing children to such concepts, they’ll ensure the children grow up to be adults who are OK with all aspects of transgenderism — such as, for example, biological males who identify as women using the women’s bathroom.

This push by teachers has, however, spurred massive backlash from parents who feel such topics should either be taught only by parents or only be taught later, such as in high school or beyond.

Last year Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis took action on this issue by signing into law the Parental Rights in Education bill. The bill banned teachers from exposing children in third grade and under to sexual/gender-related concepts.

“Parents’ rights have been increasingly under assault around the nation, but in Florida we stand up for the rights of parents and the fundamental role they play in the education of their children,” the governor said at the time.

“Parents have every right to be informed about services offered to their child at school, and should be protected from schools using classroom instruction to sexualize their kids as young as 5 years old,” he added.

Moreover, reports have emerged that Florida Legislature is mulling expanding the bill to also cover fourth, fifth, and sixth grades.

Republished with permission from American Wire News Service

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