The video streaming service Netflix features several of Nye's educational children's shows. One explained how XX and XY chromosomes determine gender. But extremists consider this scientific truth taboo and view gender as self-chosen and in flux. And so Netflix simply altered the segment.
The original 1996 Nye program explained the facts: “Inside each of our cells are these things called chromosomes, and they control whether we become a boy or a girl,” a teenage girl taught. “Before you’re born, your mom gives you one of her chromosomes, and your dad gives you one of his. Mom always gives you an X, and if dad gives you an X, too, then you become a girl. But if he gives you his Y, then you become a boy.”
“See, there are only two possibilities: XX, a girl, or XY, a boy,” Nye’s show taught.
See the original video here:
Netflix has cut out the biological facts, apparently because Nye now teaches something contrary to the science he once taught.
In his new show, “Bill Nye Saves the World,” the TV star hosts an episode called “The Sexual Spectrum.” In it, Nye teaches that one's gender is not binary. “Gender … is on a spectrum.”
“Female or male, gay or straight, pink or blue — we were taught to see these as binary,” Nye's latest science-for-children concludes. “Now we’re realizing it’s more like a kaleidoscope.”
“What makes someone male or female isn’t so clear cut,” Nye claims, without sharing any scientific evidence. “By three or four, most kids identify with a gender … and it doesn’t always match the sex they were assigned at birth.”
Movie star Rachel Bloom then performs a dance song, “My Sex Junk.” During the episode, a cartoon mocks reparative therapy for unwanted homosexual feelings.
It seems that not only is gender in flux, but so are scientific facts for the politically correct.