In response to Caroline ffiske: Why is the British Museum staging a kids’ sexhibition?
We discuss the difference between biological sex, gender identity and gender expression and compare what we assume are ‘female’ and ‘male’ attributes in objects to challenge perceptions of gender norms.
It is quite clear from the above statement that the exhibition is about indoctrination and not education. That is confirmed by the choice of the four themes. You would assume that a British Museum event on ‘Relationship and Sex Education’ would concentrate overwhelmingly on heterosexuality. After all, that is the norm. However heterosexuality seems to be considered only in connection with ‘pornography and consent’ and ‘body image’. Those hardly constitute an objective representation of heterosexuality.
In contrast LGBT get one of the four themes despite constituting a tiny proportion of the population, and one that is largely irrelevant as far as the continuation of the human race is concerned. To make things even worse, the transgender group, despite being a minuscule proportion of the population, in addition to being included in the LGBT theme, also have a theme entirely devoted to themselves, Gender and transgender identity. It seems that the smaller the minority the more important the British Museum considers it to be.
Who in the British Museum is responsible for this and how can they possibly justify their actions?