High School Biology Class Tells Kids Biological Sex Is a Social Construct

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For those not in the know, sex is a social construct. So says Needham High School in Massachusetts.

If you’ve been under the impression that there are only two sexes, you’ve been duped by the anti-scientific word on the street. Ditch your social conditioning, and it’s a whole new physical world.

“Humans are socially conditioned to view sex and gender as binary,” one of several slides obtained by the Parents Defending Education makes clear to kids.

The lesson was reportedly presented to youngsters in biology class.

For those unfamiliar with the term “intersex,” PEDIAA has the 411:

The main difference between hermaphrodite and intersex is that hermaphrodite is an organism possessing both types of gonads whereas intersex is an organism possessing several sex characteristics of both male and females such as chromosomes, gonads, sex hormones or genitals.

How common is intersexuality? Per Needham High, just think of hair color:

Intersex people represent just under 2% of the population — a comparable percentage to people born with red hair.

Hence, there are some things you should never suggest:

Only mentioning biological sex as male and female marginalizes intersex people, who have been persistently discriminated against.

Given the potluck stew that is human sexuality, biologically speaking, sex-specific language is unsuitable:

Using language that removes gendered terms to talk about bodies helps to ensure that people with diverse (a)sexualities, (a)genders, bodies, and (a)romantic orientations are included and respected.

The course also schooled teens on four sectors of sex, laying out living’s extrication from hanging:

Anatomical Sex

Sex (sometimes called biological sex, anatomical sex, or physical sex) is comprised of things like genitals, chromosomes, hormones, body hair, and more. But one thing it’s not: gender.

Gender Identity

Your psychological sense of self. Who you, in your head, know yourself to be, based on how much you align (or don’t align) with what you understand to be the options for gender.

Gender Expression

The ways you present gender, though your actions, clothing, demeanor, and more. Your outward-facing self, and how that’s interpreted by others based on gender morns.

Attraction

Like sex, attraction isn’t really a component of gender. However, we often conflate sexual orientation with gender, or categorize the attraction we experience in gendered ways.

It’s certainly different than the pedagogy of the past — your biology curriculum in school probably didn’t even mention feelings.

But gone are the days of nuclei, peptides, and boys and girls. Education — like, possibly, your gender — is in transition.

The school informed young skulls of mush that other organisms switch, too:

Clownfish

A school of clownfish is always built into a hierarchy with a female fish at the top. When she dies, the most dominant male changes sex and takes her place.

The Common Reed Frog

Evidence suggests that the common reed frog is a sequential hermaphrodite, meaning the adults switch sexes after mating. But there is only evidence in this particular frog.

Amborella

Plants with a particular breeding system change their sex depending on how much light they receive, new scientific research has revealed.

The adolescents were also tasked with research:

Group Research!

In the next 5 minutes…
Find your own example of gender fluidity in nature.

So far as I can tell, the entire concept of schooling has radically changed over the last few years. Traditional academic subjects appear to merely serve as a backdrop for ideological dissemination:

Needham High’s instruction on sex may come as a surprise to many from the old school. It just goes to show: You must never stop learning.

Thankfully, our national leaders aren’t tethered to the time gone by. Biologically, they’re admirably keeping abreast:

-ALEX

 

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