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Comedian Stewart Lee throws school kids under the bus for rejecting gender dogmas
Someone tell Stewart Lee that the girls at Rye College did nothing wrong.
Some of you may have seen the story that lit up the internet a few weeks back involving some 13 year old school girls and a verbal disagreement they had with their teacher. A 3 and a half minute recording of the conversation made its way online which you can listen to below:
Long story short, the girls disagreed with the teacher’s insistence that there are three sexes and that sex/gender wasn’t linked to biology. It’s all about how you ‘identify’ apparently.
Listening to the audio, you may be immediately struck with how calm and mature the girls in question come across. Especially in comparison to the alleged adult in the room. When the girls calmly tried to explain what they had with the teacher was simply a difference of opinion, the teacher told them in no uncertain terms that “it’s not an opinion you can have”.
The teacher also chastises the young girls as “despicable” in front of the class for believing that sex/gender is linked to biology. When one of the girls informs the teacher that her parents would agree with her, the teacher tells them that it’s “sad”. Remarkably, the teacher then proceeds to link the views of these girls to “homophobia”.
One of the girls tells the teacher that they “have nothing against lesbian and gay people” and attempts to point out that homosexuality has nothing to do with transgenderism. The teacher goes on to assert “it’s not an opinion and if you don’t like it you need to go to a different school!”. The girls are then informed they will be reported to a higher authority within the school for their heresy.
One of the girls hits the nail on the head when she tells her teacher that most people don’t believe what she is saying about gender either and that “they just don’t say it because they know this will happen”. A rather astute observation of the times.
Which brings me to British Comedian Stewart Lee. I found some of his older stuff interesting, but in recent years he just comes across as a particularly bitter individual that imagines himself to be a lot smarter than he is. I understand comedy is entirely subjective, but I found some of the stuff in his latest special almost unwatchable. And I can’t say I have enjoyed spending much time around the type of people that claim to “get” Stewart Lee in a way us mere mortals are incapable of. It’s simply just not as clever as you have imagined.
Anyhow, Lee has written about the viral incident at Rye College for The Guardian Newspaper, of which this below framing is especially notable:
“The clandestine classroom recording that sparked this moral panic revealed a put-upon teacher discussing complex gender issues with some combative children, clearly under some pressure and concerned for a distressed class member.”
This is the sort of response that I find utterly astounding from my fellow, pro-science, secular lefties. The idea that a teacher can be ‘put upon’ by reasonable discussion surrounding human biology and basic reality is the first claim that fails the sniff test.
Imagine if you will that the interaction had played out in precisely the same way, except instead of nonsensical claims about gender, the young girls in question were refusing to accept the idea of transubstantiation—namely that a cracker can literally turn into the body of Christ. Imagine then if you will that the teacher responded to this polite disagreement by labelling the young girls as “despicable” in front of the entire class and furthermore, that if “they don’t like” the miracle of transubstantiation they “need to go to a different school”.
This is what the actual interaction sounds like to those of us that haven’t been duped into accepting we need to enforce nonsense about reality in order to protect the rights of a minority. In Lee’s fantasy, the teacher was the ‘put-upon’ yet empathetic defender of good in the face of hostile, combative teenage girls that should know their place. The rest of us saw it for what it was however: a clueless adult attempting to bully a bunch of school kids for politely saying what we all know to be true.
This amounts to gender creationism being pushed in our schools. Nothing less. We’re back to creation v evolution all over again. In fact, Lee has previously poked fun at creationism from the stage:
Except the children brave and smart enough to push back against similar nonsense aren’t being defended by the likes of Stewart Lee. You won’t hear any gags about gender ideology in Lee’s routines. Instead, Lee now uses his voice to speak up on behalf of the clueless and intolerant pushers of a new harmful, anti-scientific faith that is far more destructive than creationism ever was. None of this will age well.