According to a recent report by The Telegraph, the Isle of Man government has halted certain education in schools following an alleged incident involving a drag queen who purportedly expelled a student from class for challenging the notion of 73 genders.
A petition signed by over 500 parents of Queen Elizabeth II High School students had earlier urged the head teacher, Charlotte Clarke, to conduct a swift investigation into the school's curriculum.
"We consider the attendance of a ‘drag queen’ in class and alienating students clearly confused about the information discussed during this session wholly inappropriate," the petition says.
In an interview with Energy FM, Eliza, Vice-Chairman of Marown Parish Commissioners, alleged that an individual in drag had taught children as young as 11 years old and purportedly claimed that there are 73 genders.
According to Eliza, one student expressed their belief in only two genders, which apparently provoked the drag queen to react emotionally by saying "you've upset me" and requesting the student to leave the class.
A drag queen told a class of 11 year-olds in Isle of Man schools that there were 73 genders, and threw out one child who disagreed. Pupils were told about "gender change operations," Eliza Cox, vice-chairman of Marown Commissioners, told Energy FM Isle of Man.
Cox suggested that certain students may be too "traumatized" to discuss the events with their parents.
In response, the Minister of Education, Sports, and Culture on the Isle of Man, Julie Edge, announced that the department has decided to suspend all relationships and gender education (RSE) programs in primary and secondary schools, and will not provide further comments until all facts have been verified.
In addition, Clarke shared her opinion on the issue, stating that she had seen the circulating video from Energy FM on social media regarding parental objections.
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