Nigel and Sally Rowe are self-described Christians, so, when another child at their son's school in the UK asked to be accepted as transgender, they decided to remove their boy from school. They've since decided to educate their six-year-old son at their home on the Isle of Wight. Then, they went on a media tour to prove that what they did wasn't bigoted. Unfortunately for them, they're on the wrong side of history, and Twitter didn't hesitate to let them know.
The Rowes are very worried about their child being "confused."
Of course, children are usually always confused, since the world, and everything in it, is new to them. But Nigel and Sally have decided that a child being confused is a wholly bad and damaging thing. Because it forces them to explain things they don’t want to.
Recently, their six-year-old son came home and said "Daddy, I'm confused."
This is because a boy in his class sometimes wore a dress. This was too much for this family to handle.
So, instead of explaining that everyone has the choice to dress how they feel most comfortable, or opening up a conversation about gender with their child, they shut down.
Out of concern for their apparently overwhelmed child, they decided to rip him out of school and educate him at home.
Then, they went on a completely unnecessary media tour. Because if your child has difficulty understanding that boys can wear dresses, surely they will be comforted by a barrage of reporters descending upon your family.
Now they could educate their son in the privacy of their home.
A place where, one can assume, their children will never be challenged or confused by the existence of people different from them. And where we can also assume they aren’t allowed to have anything pink. Because of how confusing that would be. We’d hate for someone to forget what their gender is by forgetting to clearly label it.
Some people on Twitter actually supported the decision.
Noting that having to explain things to your children is generally difficult. And if anything deserves to be easy and scare-free, it’s being solely responsible for educating and caring for a small, vulnerable human child. It’s TV’s job to explain things to them, after all.
And it didn’t end there…