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!

https://twitter.com/Southendman1972/status/898002964463398912

https://twitter.com/DougWood_/status/897925774564577280

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https://twitter.com/SebastianRose_/status/898060824950034432

https://twitter.com/wolfbane1997/status/898020780231069697

Well, it made for depressing reading: