NBC Hails Teens ‘Rewriting Rules of Gender,’ ‘Educating’ Parents

On Friday, NBC’s Today show abandoned objective facts about biology in favor of pushing propaganda on “gender fluidity,” all as part of the network’s promotion of gay pride month. Not one word of objection was voiced in the five-minute segment as the morning show touted teens “rewriting the rules of gender” and “educating” their parents.   

“This morning, we’re kicking off a special series called Pride 50 with an eye-opening look at gender fluidity....How the teens of Gen Z are changing the rules and educating their parents,” co-host Savannah Guthrie proclaimed at the top of the 8:00 a.m. ET hour as she teased the upcoming story celebrating the left-wing social agenda.

 

 

In the report that followed minutes later, correspondent Kate Snow lamented: “So you know from the moment we’re born, we’re defined by our gender....Most of us were raised according to those stereotypes.” She then revealed the solution to that supposed problem: “But now, Generation Z, the new generation, they’re changing all that, from the clothes they buy to the pronouns they use, teens are rewriting the rules of gender.”

Snow praised the alleged the wisdom of the younger generation:

It used to be gender was pretty straightforward. There was just he and she. But today, gender lines are blurring with the teens of Gen Z embracing gender fluidity. A recent survey found more than half of teens now shop outside their given gender and know someone who goes by gender-neutral pronoun like “they” or “them.” And more than a third of Gen Z believes gender doesn’t define a person as much as it used to.

“And it’s impacting nearly every part of our culture,” the reporter gushed as she highlighted: “Mainstream clothing brands like H&M and Zara have introduced gender-neutral clothing lines....Popular TV shows like Orange is the New Black and Billions feature gender-fluid characters and ten states and Washington, D.C. now offer a gender-neutral ‘X’ option on their driver’s licenses.”

After profiling a “pangender” teen in New York City, Snow wondered: “But is embracing gender fluid just a phenomenon on the liberal coasts?” Unsurprisingly, she answered her own question with an affirmative no: “To find out, we went to Katy, Texas, a conservative middle class suburb of Houston, where we gathered this group of teens....And their parents....To see what they thought about gender fluidity. And what we heard was eye opening.”

A soundbite was featured of one teen girl declaring: “Now it’s pretty normal because there's multiple kids who, you know, are gender fluid, and that's fine. Like they’re who they want to be.”

While Snow acknowledged that some of the parents “say all this gender fluidity can leave them feeling a bit shocked and confused,” she happily concluded: “They say when it comes to these new definitions of gender, kids are educating them for the better.” One father remarked: “ I kind of have a choice, I can either, as I age, I can close my mind and be stuck where I was 10-15 years ago, or I can continue to open my mind.”

A teenage boy dismissed any attempts to question gender fluidity:

I mean, you guys are gonna be old and you can’t say anything. So there’s nothing stopping us anymore. And then we can pass it on down to our kids, and then it just keeps going like a rolling ball, not stopping. And it will just become regular. And we’ll be proud to embrace it.

With that kind of attitude, it sounds like he’s ready to become an NBC reporter.

Snow wrapped up the segment by announcing: “This is a thing among this generation when they get old enough to kind of appreciate it. I think they see things much more fluidly than I ever saw it....It’s totally normal, right. It’s not a big deal.” Co-host Craig Melvin chimed in: “We really are seeing it everywhere...”

As much as the liberal media love to lecture on accepting science on topics like climate change, when it comes to the biological science of gender or when human life begins, facts suddenly no longer matter. On those issues they simply accept whatever the prevailing liberal opinion is on the subject.  

Here is a full transcript of the June 21 report:

8:11 AM ET

CRAIG MELVIN: This morning, we’re launching a special series here called Pride 50, one week before the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots that led to the LGBTQ civil rights movement.

SAVANNAH GUTHRIE: That’s right. We kick off with a look at gender fluidity. More and more teens are embracing new definitions of what it means to be male, female, or something in between. And it’s impacting everything from fashion to media, even driver’s licenses. NBC’s senior national correspondent Kate Snow is here with more. Hi, Kate, good morning.

KATE SNOW: Good morning, guys. So you know from the moment we’re born, we’re defined by our gender. Think about the first thing people ask, is it a boy or a girl? Most of us were raised according to those stereotypes. But now, Generation Z, the new generation, they’re changing all that, from the clothes they buy to the pronouns they use, teens are rewriting the rules of gender.

[ON-SCREEN: Changing Culture; Inside Look at Gender in Today’s Society]

It used to be gender was pretty straightforward. There was just he and she. But today, gender lines are blurring with the teens of Gen Z embracing gender fluidity. A recent survey found more than half of teens now shop outside their given gender and know someone who goes by gender-neutral pronoun like “they” or “them.” And more than a third of Gen Z believes gender doesn’t define a person as much as it used to.

JEAN MALPAS [ACKERMAN INSTITUTE FOR THE FAMILY]: Young people are saying, “I believe that gender is fluid, I believe that gender is a spectrum.” That there’s no such thing as boy or girl.

SNOW: And it's impacting nearly every part of our culture. Mainstream clothing brands like H&M and Zara have introduced gender-neutral clothing lines. Stars like Harry Styles and Billy Porter are wearing gender-fluid fashions on the red carpet.

GENDER-FLUID CHARACTER [ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK]: If you're going to do it, do it because you want it.

SNOW: Popular TV shows like Orange is the New Black and Billions feature gender-fluid characters and ten states and Washington, D.C. now offer a gender-neutral “X” option on their driver’s licenses. Welcome news for pangender teens like Lion, who lives in New York City.

What does it mean to be pangender?

LION [PANGENDER TEEN]: I don’t feel like a boy and I don’t feel like a girl. I can kind of relate with both, and also the parts in between.

SNOW: Last fall, to celebrate Lion’s Jewish coming of age, his parent Hilda and Nathan skipped a traditional Bar Mitzvah and held a gender-neutral “They Mitzvah” instead.

HILDA [LION’S MOTHER]: We spoke to the rabbis, and they didn't have a problem with it. So with flowers, we asked for it to be as colorful as possible.

SNOW: A rainbow of colors.

HILDA: A rainbow of colors.

SNOW: And what did the florist say, anything?

HILDA: “Oh, I’ve never done that.” And then they brought the flowers and they said, “I don’t think I’ve ever seen one that looked better. This is such a great idea.”

SNOW: But is embracing gender fluid just a phenomenon on the liberal coasts? To find out, we went to Katy, Texas, a conservative middle class suburb of Houston, where we gathered this group of teens.

LEILA: I’m Leila and I’m 13.

KENNY: I’m Kenny, and I’m 15.

SNOW: And their parents.

UNIDENTIFIED MAN A [PARENT]: I work in oil and gas.

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN A [PARENT]: I’m a teaching pastor at a local church.

SNOW: To see what they thought about gender fluidity. And what we heard was eye opening.

UNIDENTIFIED GIRL [TEXAS TEEN]: Now it’s pretty normal because there's multiple kids who, you know, are gender fluid, and that's fine. Like they’re who they want to be.

UNIDENTIFIED BOY [TEXAS TEEN]: Younger kids and a lot of Gen Z has been exposed to this a lot more.

SNOW: Their parents say all this gender fluidity can leave them feeling a bit shocked and confused.

UNIDENTIFIED MAN B [PARENT]: So to be real honest, the first thing I had to do was Google it.

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN B [PARENT]: It’s different from what we grew up with.

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN C [PARENT] : Our family were Christian and there are a lot of Christians that really kind of come back and forth on this issue. And the way that I hope that my kids will always think is that our Bible says that we’re not to judge, and our Bible says that we're supposed to love everyone.

SNOW: They say when it comes to these new definitions of gender, kids are educating them for the better.

MAN B: I kind of have a choice, I can either, as I age, I can close my mind and be stuck where I was 10-15 years ago, or I can continue to open my mind.

UNIDENTIFIED BOY B [TEXAS TEEN]: I mean, you guys are gonna be old and you can’t say anything. [Laughter] So there’s nothing stopping us anymore. And then we can pass it on down to our kids, and then it just keeps going like a rolling ball, not stopping. And it will just become regular. And we’ll be proud to embrace it.

GUTHRIE: Well, Kate, you have teens at home. How do they talk about these issues?

SNOW: Absolutely like those kids that you just saw. And Al and I were talking during the piece. This is a thing among this generation when they get old enough to kind of appreciate it. I think they see things much more fluidly than I ever saw it.

AL ROKER: And it certainly isn’t that big a deal – as big a deal to us as it is to them.

SNOW: Yeah.

ROKER: They just accept it.

SNOW: It’s totally normal, right. It’s not a big deal.

MELVIN: We really are seeing it everywhere, I mean even pop stars like Taylor Swift.

SNOW: Yeah, yeah. She has that new video out just this week, You Need to Calm Down. And in that video, if you look closely, there’s a lot of people in gender-neutral, gender-fluid fashions. A lot of celebrities, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Jada Smith, Kate Hudson, have talked about gender-neutral parenting styles with their kids. In other words, not re-enforcing those boxes of male/female, but letting things be more fluid.

MELVIN: Kate Snow.

GUTHRIE: Thank you, Kate. Appreciate it very much.

ROKER: Let your kids be your kids.

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