A 17-year-old Scottish teen was told to get out of the class and school has subsequently suspended him for three weeks from his Aberdeenshire-area school after he denied to accept the teacher’s opinion on gender.
The teacher told the students that a website was “old fashioned” for having only two gender options available, the teen said, biologically speaking, there are only two genders: male and female; anything else is “personal” identification.
In a now-viral post, which was secretly recorded by the student, the teacher raised the issue once again with the teen in a classroom alone, telling the boy that he needs to keep his opinions in his “own home.”
The debate has started when the teacher kicked the student from class for saying there are only “two genders.”
The boy challenged the teacher when he was told to get out of the class and he was given reasons why.
The teacher told him ‘you’re entitled to your opinion’, but the teenager asked ‘If I am, then why did you kick me out of class? It’s not very inclusive.’
“I’m not making any discrimination. I’m simply saying there are two genders. Male and female,” the student said.
The Daily Mail reported, his friends who talk to the outlet said, he recorded the conversation between him and his teacher to expose the “dangerous” ideology being spouted to students as truth.
“He decided to film the teacher because he wanted to show what was going on in schools today for simply stating there are only two genders,” one friend of the student said. “He has nothing against anyone who identifies as LGBTQ, but completely disagrees that there are more than two genders and that it’s a social construct.”
The teen said, saying students that boys are girls and girls are boys is a very dangerous thing and wanted to get his views across to the teacher,” he continued.
“His view is that scientifically there are only two genders.This new gender theory that there are unlimited genders is something that should be discussed and debated, not just thrown into a class discussion and if you disagree you get kicked out of the room.
“I’m sorry, but what you were saying wasn’t very inclusive, and this is an inclusive school,” the teacher replied, adding that his “opinion” is that there are more than two genders, and “that is an opinion which is acceptable in the school. What you’re saying,” he told the student, “that there is no such thing as anything other than male and female, is not acceptable.”
The teacher responded and accused the teen of “choosing to make an issue of this” when he had the “opportunity to keep quiet.”
“Yeah, I think it’s silly to have anything other than two genders,” the student said. Raising his voice, the teacher told him, “Could you please, could you please keep that opinion to your own house? Not in this school. Thank you.”
“So you get to put your own opinion out into the class,” the teen started asking.
“I am stating what is national school authority policy, okay? … I am not putting my opinion out,” the teacher responded.
“The authority’s point of view is very clear,” he added, before accusing the student of “discrimination.”
“I’m not making any discrimination. I’m simply saying there are two genders. Male and female,” the student countered.
The teacher scolded the student for “making bad choices” and leaves the classroom.
General Secretary of the Scottish Secondary Teachers’ Association Seamus Searson said: ‘This sounds like a youngster looking for trouble.’
A council spokesman added: ‘As part of our Public Sector Equality Duty we aim to: eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimization; advance equality of opportunity between those who have protected characteristics and those who don’t; and foster good relations between those who have protected characteristics and those who don’t.
‘It is important to understand the context of any video clip taken without a person’s consent. In our schools, fostering good relations among different groups can be a real challenge but our aim is to support a fairer, inclusive environment for all.’