You may think there are two genders, male and female. After all, there are just two bathrooms and just two choices on official forms.
But apparently you’d be wrong — way wrong.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has released a series of educational videos targeting school children aged 9-12. In the series, the network instructs kids that there are more than 100 “gender identities.” People who disagree with that, the BBC tells children, “just don’t know any better yet” — and could go to jail.
The videos feature young children asking questions to teachers on a variety of subjects, including human sexuality, gender, and relationships.
In one episode titled “Understanding Sexual and Gender Identities,” the BBC says gender is not a biological assignment, but rather reflects “who you are inside.”
“There are so many gender identities,” one teacher tells the young children. “So we know we’ve got male and female, but there are over 100, if not more, gender identities now,” noting that “you’ve got some people who might call themselves gender queer, who are just like, ‘I don’t really want to be anything in particular, I’m just going to be me.'”
The video includes Leo Lardie, a transgender activist born female but who knows identifies as male, who tells the children about her transition — including some talk about her own genitalia. She also tells the children that the only way to happiness for her was to be “true about who I was, and let other people in on this.”
Elsewhere in the series, called “The Big Talk,” a teacher tells children that they can be jailed if they are found to be “disrespecting or being hateful to people because of a difference that person perceives.”