Fox just denounced an anti-bullying class targeted at middle schoolers as “lesbian role play.” Take a moment. According to Jezebel:

When Bard College students recently held anti-bullying workshops at a middle school on topics like gender identity and consent, instructors split boys and girls into two groups to practice “saying no” in a comfortable setting. Cut to: Fox News claiming that the girls’ class promoted “lesbian role play” while boys were taught to “decipher” whether girls are sluts.

Okay, the way this happened was that the boys and girls were separated by gender and then asked to practice saying “no” to unwanted sexual advances. That meant that one girl was supposed to ask another one for a kiss, and then that girl was supposed to say “no.” See how this works? It was because it seemed uncomfortable to put middle-schoolers in a position where someone of the opposite sex was requesting that. One girl was worried that she would get picked on because she was supposed to request a kiss from her peer (again, so the peer could practice saying “no, I do not want to do that.”)

Which immediately translated into lesbian role play.


Ugh. No. That is not lesbian role play. That is the worst lesbian role play in the entire world. And if people are picking on people immediately following an anti-bullying seminar they seem, at the least, extremely inattentive. Furthermore, while you can teach a lot of things to middle schoolers, you cannot teach them to be lesbians. That is not how that works. And in conclusion – I’m pretty sure actual lesbian role play is a lot more exciting than that.