A Scottish teen who was reprimanded by his teacher in a viral video for claiming there are only “two genders” has been suspended from school.
What’s the background?
A video surfaced earlier this month showing an unknown Scottish student debate with his school teacher about gender. The debate ensued after the teacher kicked the student from class for saying there are only “two genders.”
“I’m not making any discrimination. I’m simply saying there are two genders. Male and female,” the student said.
After some back-and-forth, the teacher told the student he was kicked from class because his views were not “inclusive,” and instructed the student to “take [your views] somewhere else.”
What happened now?
The 17-year-old Aberdeenshire student on the receiving end of the teacher’s anger is now speaking out after he was suspended from school for three weeks, according to the Daily Mail.
The student reportedly wanted to bring attention to the “dangerous” views being taught to kids, his friends told the Daily Mail.
“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 said. “He believes telling kids that boys are girls and girls are boys is a very dangerous thing and wanted to get his views across to the teacher.”
“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,” the friend explained.
The incident was triggered when the teacher found only “male” and “female” gender options on a website, which he denounced as “old fashioned.” When the student voiced his disagreement, the teacher kicked him from class.
The teacher later allowed the student to return to class. That’s when the student filmed the now-viral debate with his teacher.
My Teacher Kicked Me Out of Class for Saying There are Two Genders