Almost a third of sixth-form age youngsters have been taught that a woman can have a penis. That is just one of the concerning findings that Civitas, the Institute for the Study of Civil Society, a British think tank, has revealed in a new report: Show, tell and leave nothing to the imagination: How critical social justice is undermining British schooling. The organisation conducted a survey in England of more than 1,100 youngsters aged 16 to 18 and a poll of a similar number of parents of younger teenagers.
MailOnline has the story.
Teenagers are questioning their biological sex as they are exposed to ‘woke’ sex education material, it was revealed last night.
Almost a third are being taught that a “woman can have a penis”. While one in five had been told that “a man can get pregnant”, the report by think tank Civitas found.
It raises questions about the influence of harmful and graphic sex education material being peddled to youngsters, and puts fresh pressure on the Department for Education to issue guidance for headteachers on transgender pupils before the summer term.
The findings sparked outrage from MPs and parents who said children were being used as a “psychological and social experiment”. Tory MP Miriam Cates, a former teacher and member of the Commons education committee, said: “What is happening in our schools under the guise of sex education is a population level psychological and social experiment on our children. This cannot go on.”
Fellow Tory Jonathan Gullis added: “This is extremely concerning, especially when there are still very harmful and woke materials in our schools that [are] pushing a certain agenda upon children and not allowing them to be children.”
The report polled 1,168 young people aged 16 to 18 in England. More than half (54%) said they knew someone at their school who wants to change gender or had already.
One in ten (10%) said they want to change their gender or had already done so. …
Toby Young, Director of the Free Speech Union, said: “This report reveals the extent to which Britain’s schools have become woke madrasas. It’s a national scandal that the Government needs to address.”
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Stop Press: The Civitas report, by Jo-Anne Nadler, has also been picked up in the Sun and the Times, and Jo-Anne has written a summary of her findings for the Telegraph.
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