The school, not surprisingly, is called "Egalia." Women run it. Their goal? To let the kids become whatever and whoever they want, regardless of the equipment with which God endowed them. And banning "him" and "her" is just one of the many ways the school ensures that its students don't think boys are boys and girls are girls.
Societal Expectations Are Wrong
The school, which opened last year, is "on a mission to break down gender roles — a core mission in the national curriculum for Swedish pre-schools." The insanity, the paper reports, "is underpinned by a theory that society gives boys an unfair edge."
"Society expects girls to be girlie, nice and pretty and boys to be manly, rough and outgoing," says Jenny Johnsson, a 31-year-old teacher.
"Egalia gives them a fantastic opportunity to be whoever they want to be."
At the school, boys and girls play together with a toy kitchen, waving plastic utensils and pretending to cook. One boy hides inside the toy stove, his head popping out through a hole.
The paper did not divulge Jenny's sex.
But beyond storing Lego blocks next to the kitchen to foster feminist fantasy in its young charges, the Mail reports, Egalia ensures the kids know that sodomy is thoroughly normal.
Meanwhile, nearly all the children's books deal with homosexual couples, single parents or adopted children. There are no 'Snow White,' 'Cinderella' or other fairy tales.
Director Lotta Rajalin notes that Egalia places a special emphasis on fostering an environment tolerant of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.
And schoolmarms at Egalia don't want their wee ones to think Heather is limited to two mommies. If kids — as opposed to the more specific term, girls — begin arguing over who should be the mom if they play house, Egalia's egalitarians suggest that a family could have "three moms and so on."
And naturally enough, Egalia "carefully plans the colour and placement of toys to assure they do not fall into stereotypes."
Him, Her, Hen
Beyond that, the Mail reports,the school has excised "him" and "her" from the vocabulary of teachers and students alike.
Staff at the school try to shed masculine and feminine references from their speech, including the pronouns him or her — "han" or "hon" in Swedish. Instead, they've have adopted the genderless 'hen'.
"We use the word 'Hen' for example when a doctor, police, electrician or plumber or such is coming to the kindergarten," Rajalin says.
"We don't know if it's a he or a she so we just say 'Hen is coming around 2pm'; then the children can imagine both a man or a woman. This widens their view."
The Mail sought the opinion of child psychologist Jay Belsky at the University of California, Davis. He "questioned whether it was the right way to go."
"The kind of things that boys like to do — run around and turn sticks into swords — will soon be disapproved of," he said.
"So gender neutrality at its worst is emasculating maleness."
Meanwhile, Islam continues its very masculine march through Sweden, which includes showing women exactly what the future will hold if Swedish men, or whatever they call themselves, don't stand up and fight.