We are not Clownfish

Teaching kids about clownfish, which are able to change sexes, as if it applied to human beings and was relevant to how we think about sex and gender, is cruel and disrespectful of human nature. Teaching them about Clownfish in biology class is OK of course, but this is designed to get students to think of humans as if we could change sex too. We can’t, and schools should teach that we can’t, but they are teaching the exact opposite.  But that’s what “Postgenderism” and “Transgenderism” is about. It isn’t just about cross-dressers and bathrooms, it is about remaking how humans reproduce, replacing natural sex and rights with technology and design.

Redwood Heights Elementary School, in Oakland,  is in the hot-seat after the school decided to education students about gender diversity.

On Monday and Tuesday, students of every grade were taught what the school called age-appropriate lessons about gender differences. Some lessons included all-girl geckos, a transgender clownfish, and boy snakes who act “girly” reports the San Francisco Chronicle.

“That’s a lot of variation in nature,” Gender Spectrum trainer, Joel Baum, told the students. “Evolution comes up with some pretty funny ways for animals to reproduce.”

Principal Sara Stone said the lesson on gender differences was part of a larger effort to control bullying in the school, something parents supported last year.

However, after the lessons began, several parents felt discussion in the classroom was too much.

Everyone has a right to be human, and treated like a human, and humans are not clownfish and do not change sex. Humans have a right to procreate as their natural sex, with someone of the other sex. Sex is not something we should be trying to move beyond. Teaching students that they can change sex disrespects and violates their natural right to be their sex, it disrespects fertility and everyone’s equal right to procreate naturally.

Postgenderists say “Sex is a disease” to be cured by emerging technology, a limit to be overcome by human ingenuity. But they’re wrong, sex is a good thing and an essential human thing, and should not be overcome.

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  • guess…..you’d have banned my biology class for teaching the same thing.

    Don’t get me started on amphibians and worms.

    Back to your boogyman…

  • Vote3rdpartynow

    they didn’t have enough time left to teach any of the silly stuff all the colleges require for admission.  That’s why the college classrooms are filled with Japanese and Chinese kids….

  • Clownfish are certainly strange and unique. Here’s what I learned on wikipedia:


    Clownfish are sequential hermaphrodites, meaning that they develop into males first, and when they mature, they become females. If the female clownfish is removed from the group, such as by death, one of the largest and most dominant males will become a female. The remaining males will move up a rank in the hierarchy.

    Teaching this in the context of human sex and gender, teaching that their own sex is on a “gender spectrum” is very different from teaching it to biology students along with molds and bugs, fungii and plants.  This is clearly to put the idea in kids minds that sex is not fixed, if clownfish can do it people can do it too. I doubt they dwell on their “strict hierarchy” much, but

    It’s a fact that it is the goal of many researchers to make viable sperm form a woman and eggs from a man, and they’re going to need customers. That’s where these poor kids come in. We need to protect them from turned into customers of commercial labs run by crazy eugenicists who want to start making human beings.

    The intention of Postgenderists is to make it so human beings can change sex and reproduce as either sex, just like clownfish. To make it so that a man can lay eggs and reproduce with another dominant male.

    Don’t make the mistake of thinking people have a right to change sex and reproduce as their other sex, and so we have to allow it. I’ll appeal you your Libertarian hero Dr Rand Paul and remind you that health care is not a right. As Swamp_Yankee put it: “Its a Positive Right that Requires a Material Remedy.” It certainly does require a material remedy, and there is no right to it. Saying there is a right to change sex is saying you believe in slavery (in more ways that merely conscripting doctors to do it: it also makes the babies into slaves that are owned and treated like material objects made to order.)

    Changing sex isn’t something people can do on their own in nature, like Clownfish, without any help. If it were, then maybe it would be a negative right which society couldn’t prohibit. But because it can’t be done without a huge number of other people and resources and public funds, and a huge amount of work. Not only is there no right to the cosmetic surgeries or the hormones or the doctors visits, but there is certainly no right to the fertility care and efforts of researchers. It’s the mother of all entitlements, to claim that there is a right for anyone to be a mother.