A video clip from NBC’s “Little Big Shots” has recently gained traction on the internet, attracting widespread attention. Heidi St. John, the founder of MomStrong International, shared the clip on Instagram, accompanied by the caption, “Facts so basic even a child can explain.”
The video showcases an adorable 4-year-old girl named Brielle, who impressively explains the differences between men’s and women’s anatomy, specifically focusing on the pelvis, to Steve Harvey.
In her charming voice, she informs Harvey that the pelvis is the only bone in the body that is gender-specific and differs between boys and girls. She further elaborates that its purpose is to protect the organs involved in digestion and reproduction, including the growth of babies.
Although undeniably adorable, this clip has recently garnered significant interest because this intelligent young girl effectively highlights a fundamental truth that has often been obscured by ideological rhetoric and clever wording in today’s society.
The reality is that there are only two genders, each with distinct biological differences designed for specific biological functions, such as procreation. This simple, universally acknowledged biological fact should be the primary information provided to students about sex at the school level.
The main mission of schools is to provide students with an education that equips them with knowledge, critical thinking skills, and the ability to apply that knowledge in various contexts.
Academic education encompasses subjects like mathematics, science (including biology), history, and languages, which lay the foundation for students to understand the world around them and navigate their future endeavors.
It is no secret that our nation’s school system is failing our children, leaving them behind their peers in many other countries and ill-prepared for their futures. The National Assessment of Educational Progress report, also known as The Nation’s Report Card, reveals declining math and reading scores in U.S. schools.
Yet, instead of prioritizing the educational needs of these children, our nation’s leadership and left-leaning school boards are determined to promote an agenda that does nothing to empower them for success in life. Funding intended for education is misallocated to “pride” celebrations featuring drag queens and explicit books about sex that lacks any educational value.
While teachers play a role in supporting the mental well-being of their students, we must not lose sight of the fact that schools and educational institutions are not meant to function as psychiatrists’ offices. It is not the school’s responsibility to teach children about risky procedures that involve body mutilation during a crucial developmental period when confusion may arise.
Let us prioritize learning in our schools and create an environment where students are encouraged to think, reason, and develop skills that prepare them for life and the workforce. That is their duty. Anything beyond that should be seen as a breach of professional responsibility.