BBC In Attempt To ‘Gender Neutralise’ Class Of Seven Year Olds
In a bizarre social experiment for a six week TV show, the BBC have attempted to ‘gender neutralise’ a class of 23 seven year old school children from Lanesend Primary School (pictured above) on the Isle of Wight. The controversial exercise was overseen by Dr. Javid Abdelmoneim, but even he had concerns by the end of the trial, saying that ‘All I’ve managed to do is upset a load of kids and none of this has had the slightest effect’
The show, called ‘No More Boys and Girls’, will be shown from August 16th on BBC2. Educational experts fear that the show could cause both long and short term psychological distress and harm to the pupils involved.
The Chair of the Campaign for Real Education, Chris McGovern, said:
‘There may be a case for legal action against the school and the BBC if any child has suffered psychological harm or distress, either in the short term or the long term.
‘The BBC seems unable to separate fantasy from reality. The fantasy world created at Lanesend 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’
He was back up by UKIP’s Education Spokesman David Kurten, who said that the corporation had ‘hit a new low’ with the experiment.
A BBC spokesperson described the show as ‘a bold, engaging and provocative experiment’.
Westmonster Dave is the editor of alt-politics.com