A TV show which aimed to take a class of children and make them gender neutral in order to create gender equality later in life was not responded to well by some quarters on Twitter last night.
In this bold, engaging and provocative experiment, Doctor Javid Abdelmoneim aims to find out whether stripping away the pink and blue will change the way this class of seven-year-olds think.
Being gender neutral
Taking over one Year 3 class from Lanesend primary school in the Isle of Wight, Doctor Javid aims to remove all differences in the way boys and girls are treated to see if, after six weeks of gender neutral treatment, he can even out the gaps in their achievement across a range of important psychological measures from self-confidence to spatial awareness.
However some on Twitter just did not get it!
You putrid millennials don't understand what people like me have been through for this country just for you to do this!!#nomoreboysandgirls
— Austin Smith (@AustinForTrump) August 17, 2017
Why on earth is the BBC pushing this gender neutral nonsense? #nomoreboysandgirls.
Can't we just let's kids be kids?
— John Parry ?? (@jparry1975) August 16, 2017
— Mitch (@FatalPharaoh) August 3, 2017
This far left shit is going to far now, the further left you go the closer you are to being right again, imbeciles! #nomoreboysandgirls
— A.D. (@FightingPAS) August 17, 2017
Well, it made for depressing reading:
funny how tweeting men don't seem to actually pay attention to the issue but still insist it's wrong #nomoreboysandgirls
— karen (@karenomfg) August 17, 2017