A Portuguese teacher was fired from the Colegio Salvatoriano Immaculada Conceição school in Videira, Santa Catarina after the video was published on social media. The video, which shows a teacher teaching students neutral words, caused controversy.
It explains that “non-binary people” who do not identify with the male or female gender must “swallow” established pronouns.
She said this without knowing she was being recorded.
“If you’re a non-binary person and feel uncomfortable being called ‘everyone’ because ‘everyone’ doesn’t cover your gender type, then you have to suck it up. Yes, you are a minority.”
The release of the video sparked a backlash from the school board, which fired the employee.
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In a statement sent to the student’s parents on Friday (22nd), the principal said the teacher taught third grade at the elementary school.
The school’s official website says its educational proposal focuses on training students to take their place “in a critical, responsible and constructive way in a variety of social situations.” .
Furthermore, it emphasizes the development of democratic social coexistence based on “respect, cooperation and solidarity.”
The school administration was contacted by iG Portal but has not yet responded to requests for response. This space will remain open for demonstrations.