'When I viewed this video, I wondered if it was a hoax. I thought it must be a group of actors trying to make a point about how far restrictions on speech have gone. Unfortunately, the video captures reality in Scotland in 2019.
The video picks up an exchange between a Scottish high school teacher and a student. The class was asked to sign up for a website, and according to the student, the teacher commented on how old fashioned the website was for listing only two sexes. The student, Murray, remarked, “But sir there’s only two genders,” and the teacher insisted they continue the discussion outside the classroom.
Murray recorded the encounter on his phone. Here are some of the lowlights of the recorded dialogue:
Murray: “Why did you kick me out of class? It’s not very inclusive of you.”Teacher: “I’m sorry, but what you were saying is not very inclusive, and this is an inclusive school.”Murray: (referring to the teacher’s viewpoint that there are more than two genders): “That’s your opinion.”Teacher: “That is my opinion, and that is an opinion which is acceptable in this school.”Teacher: “Will you please keep that opinion [referring to Murray’s view that there are two genders] to your own house, not in this room?”Murray: “So you got to put your opinion out in class, but my opinion has to stay inside my house?”Teacher: “I am not putting my opinion out. I am stating what is national school authority policy.”Teacher: “I know what you think, and I know what the authority thinks.”
Following the UK “national school authority policy” on the number of genders, children are taught there are 100 “gender identities.”
Murray wasn’t sent to a reeducation camp, but the school suspended him for several weeks.
As for the teacher, he’s trying to be a proper government functionary. Perhaps he’s dreaming of retirement or at least the day when students like Murray will no longer dare to challenge him.
If you’re sure this sort of incident couldn’t happen in America, think again.'
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