Mentioning that there are only two genders — male and female — was enough to get one student expelled from school this week, thanks to harsh new sanctions for those who go against a new mandate. The UK student, a teen identified as Murray, was thrown out of his school after an interaction with a teacher; the teen stated there were only two genders, and things went downhill from there.
Scotland made headlines last year by enforcing not only a LBGTQ educational platform, but for banning skirts as well, requiring girls to wear “gender neutral” trousers to school instead. Murray, a teen in a Scottish school, was expelled this week after filming an interaction with his teacher using a mobile phone. The teen said he filmed the teacher’s comments about gender to highlight the absurdity and the progressive viewpoints forced onto students in his classroom. He also stated concerns about the science behind the claims — and the age of the youngest children being taught that there are in fact many different genders, not just boys and girls.
Murray was originally removed from the classroom after stating that there are only two genders. His teacher corrected him, stating that the number of genders was his opinion, and that he was not allowed to state that fact in school, despite the science behind his reasoning.
“I know what you think, and I know what the authority thinks, I know the authority’s point of view is very clear,” the teacher is heard saying in the short clip below.
Because he filmed the interaction and because he went against the rules by stating that there are only two genders, Murray was suspended for a week. The school’s reasoning was that because the student shared his opinion that there are only two genders, male and female, other students could feel discriminated against.
While Murray was on his original suspension, he began sharing the video of his teacher’s explanation about gender, the school’s rules, and his “opinions.” The video swiftly went viral, and as soon as school officials realized it was being shared, they extended the student’s suspension to three weeks. As the video clip and story began to make headlines, the school finally expelled the student, telling him he could not return.
“People higher up [in the school] said it’s not OK for me to finish my education at that school, effectively, and they told me there’s no chance I can return,” Murray said after a meeting with the school and his mother.
A GoFundMe was started by a YouTuber following the story; the funds were to help Murray find and pay for a new school to complete his education. GoFundMe shut dow the campaign after several thousand dollars in donations, stating the campaign violated its TOS. Donated funds were returned and Murray’s family is on its own when it comes to finding a way for him to complete his education because he rebelled against the progressive administration at school.