The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has come under fire for its pending launch of a new two-part program called “No More Boys And Girls: Can Our Kids Go Gender Free?”
As the name suggests, the show is dedicated to placing real-life children (not actors) in a gender-neutral environment to see if, as the BBC’s website puts it, “stripping away the pink and blue will change the way this class of seven year-olds think.”
The Beelzebub Broadcasting Corporation’s website describes the show as “bold, engaging and provocative” while stating that its premise involves an effort on the part of a man named Dr. Javid Abdelmoneim conducting “gender neutral treatment” on the children featured in the show to see if the indoctrination will take hold.
“As a doctor he knows there are basic biological differences between the sexes,” the website continues. “But he believes our biology can’t fully explain why men and women’s life chances – from pay, to careers are still so unequal in the UK.”
“In the first episode,” the BBC teases, “the class of seven-year-olds are tested across a range of important psychological measures. Doctor Javid is shocked by the results, which are enough to convince class teacher Mr. Andre to eradicate from the classroom anything that reinforces the idea that boys and girls are fundamentally different; from the books they read, to the way he speaks to them.”
See the full disturbing trailer for the show below.
As The Express reports, many people are – appropriately, one might add – not thrilled about this new program.
“The BBC seems unable to separate fantasy from reality,” the outlet quotes Campaign for Real Education chairman Chris McGovern as stating.
“The fantasy world created at Lanesend Primary School might be permissible in science fiction drama such as Doctor Who, but it can run close to child abuse when translated into real life.”
Over on The Daily Mail’s website, meanwhile, a number of commenters have similarly blasted the show’s premise.
“My kids are proud of their gender, they don’t want to be told they’re neutral,” wrote one user.
Another wrote, “this is not education, what about sticking to the curriculum and educating our children with information instead of confusion. What is going on in our schools?”
“Lunacy,” a third declared. “No other word for it. Please let children be children.”