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HS student answers 'true' that 'only women can get pregnant,' 'all men have penises.' Teacher marks his answers incorrect.
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HS student answers 'true' that 'only women can get pregnant,' 'all men have penises.' Teacher marks his answers incorrect.

A Seattle high school student on a recent quiz answered "true" that "only women can get pregnant" and "all men have penises" — but his teacher marked his answers as incorrect and ultimately gave the student an F grade on the quiz, KTTH-AM reported.

What are the details?

Seattle Public Schools told KOMO-TV the quiz was given two weeks ago at Chief Sealth International High School. KTTH said the quiz — “Understanding Gender vs. Sex" — was part of a 10th-grade Ethnic Studies World History class.

KTTH said the student’s mother wrote to the radio show of conservative commentator Jason Rantz expressing “frustration and anger" over her son's answers being marked incorrect but that her concerns conveyed to the school were “met with silence.”

“I keep trying to wrap my head around how it is legal to teach inaccurate information and force students to answer against their beliefs or receive negative scores,” the mother — who asked for anonymity for fear her son would face retribution — told "The Jason Rantz Show" on KTTH.

More from the station:

The mom told the Jason Rantz Show on KTTH that she worries about the school routinely allowing teachers to bring political beliefs into the classroom. The gender identity issue is just one example. She also said her child, who is white, routinely faces scrutiny for his skin color and so-called privilege.

She said various teachers have called her son, “f****d and racist,” a “product of the patriarchy that teaches young boys not to care about anything,” and that “he shouldn’t use the term straight to identify as because it's offensive.”

What did the school district have to say?

KTTH said a Seattle Public Schools spokesperson defended the quiz as “inclusive" and argued that it was appropriate for an Ethnic Studies course.

“Seattle Public Schools is dedicated to establishing inclusive environments that allow exploration of contemporary issues, specifically examining the impacts of power systems such as racism and patriarchy,” the spokesperson told "The Jason Rantz Show" on KTTH. “This commitment extends to fostering welcoming and inclusive settings where students, staff, and families have the freedom to express their authentic selves.”

Mom 'proud' of her son

The mother told the station she's “proud" of her son "because he refused to answer against his beliefs (which are medically and scientifically accurate, or at least used to be).”

The district added to KTTH that the student's the failing grade on the quiz won’t be used against his overall grade in the class.

How are folks reacting?

It appears commenters are coming out in force, heading straight to the X account for Seattle Public Schools and making their opinions known right under an unrelated district post.

"Men can’t get pregnant," Chaya Raichik of Libs of TikTok responded.

Others echoed that sentiment:

  • "Men can’t get pregnant," another user said. "Fail me if you can."
  • "Stop the indoctrination and teach," another commenter noted. "If you believe a man can get pregnant, you should not be teaching anything."
  • "Any physician can tell you the student’s answers were technically correct despite your teacher’s fantastical, but scientifically inaccurate beliefs," another user declared. "Men and women are adult human males and females, respectively. No matter how much you wish to hijack the nomenclature, that fact remains. Men are born with penises and women are born with vaginas, unless they’ve surgically transitioned, but even still, their new genitals are not genuine penises or vaginas. Less than 1% of births have congenitally ambiguous genitalia. Pregnancy is not a social construct. Idc what gender the patient aligns with. Medically they’re female, and presumably an adult, thus a 'woman.' The truth is the truth, and you can’t change that. I don’t care who the truth offends."

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Dave Urbanski

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