Biology professor says it’s more ‘inclusive’ to say eggs come from ovaries rather than women
A transgender biology professor has been revealed telling other colleagues he wants to steer students away from the idea that women produce eggs. Instead, he says, they should rather refer to their original body part, which is the ovaries.
This is from an undated clip that TikTok Libs released Tuesday evening. The educator’s method of achieving his goals is to control the language used in the classroom.
Christian Rhodes, Senior Adviser to the Secretary of the Ministry of Education, is present at the meeting.
Colorado high school biology teacher Sam Long’s stated rationale for their teaching methods is that they believe teaching all living things should be trans-inclusive.
“In our classroom, we need to be at the forefront of inclusive language in any conversation,” the trans biology teacher wrote.
“A lot of textbooks, a lot of existing teachings will say, well, females produce eggs. Males are more likely to be color blind. The mother carries the fetus for this Several months. And some ways we can show support for trans and non-binary students just to clean up that language, be more specific. We can be more specific and more inclusive. So I would say, no, it’s not women that produce eggs, it’s the ovaries that produce eggs. That’s right, that’s precise. We recognize that not all women produce eggs and not all egg producers are women. »
Long plugs into their project – genderinclusivebiology.com – which has the following questions on its homepage, relevant to the expressed agenda that Long wants to push through to students:
- “How can we affirm our transgender and intersex students when we talk about X and Y chromosomes? »
- “How will students with same-sex parents interpret and internalize our lessons on meiosis and sexual reproduction? »
- “How do all gender identities and sexual orientations fit into our understanding of science, development and evolution? »
- “Can we create safe spaces for scientific exploration and protect trans youth in schools?”
- “How can we create a rigorous, NGSS-informed curriculum that gives students tools to understand their world?”
Long says this project was started with the help of two other “trans-identified” teachers. It is an active theme in his work. In January, Long was a part of a seminar panel on “Social Justice in the Science Classroom.”
The public response since Libs of TikTok shared the clip above has expressed concerns about the downgrading of biology as a field of study in the name of progressive politics.
“This person is a biology teacher and specifically advocates teaching the subject in a way that is inaccurate and confusing to students,” wrote Mark Hemingway, Senior Writer of RealClearInvestigations.
“Here we have a biology professor substituting political ideology for science,” wrote Flambé contributor Delano Squires.
“But grooming is a myth,” noted columnist Mark Davis.
This type of content featured on TikTok Twitter Libs has been the subject of a dispute between the owner of the account and the Washington Post‘s Taylor Lorenz earlier this month. The outlet published an article with identifying information about the Libs of TikTok creator, aiming to portray her as the catalyst for a so-called anti-LGBT hate campaign.
TikTok’s libraries ended up benefiting from Lorenz’s increased exposure, as they are currently Sit to more than 1.1 million Twitter followers Wednesday night.