A student in an online video says he was kicked out of class for telling his teacher that he believes in only two genders — male and female.
The video does not name the student or the teacher who removed the student from his class, but the male student was able to record the exchange on video.
In the video, the student asks why he was kicked out of class. The teacher says the student was discriminating in his comment that he believes in only two genders.
“You aren't being inclusive," the teacher said on the video. "I know what the authority thinks and point of view. It's very clear that we make no discrimination on the grounds. I'm sorry what you choose to make an issue about a point that is contrary to policy," he added.
The student said he believed it wasn’t “scientific” for there to be more than two genders.
“I think it's silly to have anything other than two genders," the student said. "It's not scientific whatsoever. I stated something that I believe in and you kicked me out of class. I wasn't making a discrimination. I was simply saying there are two genders, male and female. Anything else is a personal identification.”
The teacher then tells the student to "keep that opinion to your own house and not in this school.” The teacher noted, “I am stating what is national school authority policy.”
"What you are saying is not very inclusive, and this is an inclusive school,” he added.
“What I was saying, was that what was on the website… there are more than one gender in this country. That is my opinion and that is an opinion which is acceptable in the school. I'm afraid that yours, which you are saying there is no such thing as anyone other than male or female is not inclusive. You're choosing to make an issue about this," the teacher added. "You're making bad choices."
The video ends with the student saying, “Thanks for wasting my time.”
As the teacher walks out he replies, "I am not allowed to tell you how much of my time you have wasted."
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Video courtesy: Paris Cloud