Libs of TikTok shared a video in which an individual, who apparently teaches somewhere in Texas and identifies as non-binary, asked whether there is a non-binary equivalent for the term “ma’am.”
The individual’s TikTok account includes a description that says, “Your local non-binary Math Teacher.” The account also includes the pronouns “They/Them.”
“I’ve come out to my students,” the teacher noted in the video. The person went on to say that a student had inquired about what language should be used, noting that referring to the teacher by saying “yes ma’am” or “yes” both seemed disrespectful.
The teacher, who noted in the video that the terms “ma’am” and “sir” are used to show respect, asked in the TikTok video whether there is a non-binary version.
“Open discussion welcome in the comments #teacher #nonbinary #enby,” the TikTok post states.
When sharing the video, the Libs of TikTok account declared, “These are the people teaching your kids.”
— Libs of TikTok (@Libs of TikTok)
In response to the tweet, one person commented, “My genuine question is, ‘Why are you discussing your sexuality with students?'”
“Marxist Queer Theory: the abolition of normal,” Adam Baldwin tweeted in response to the Libs of TikTok post.
“Get your kids out of government schools,” the Libertarian Party tweeted.
In a TikTok post last month, the teacher discussed having hung up a pride flag in the classroom. “I don’t know if I’m allowed to hang it up this year, um, but I did,” the person said.
Many parents would likely be disturbed to find out that their child’s teacher is openly identifying as non-binary to students and taking actions such as displaying an LGBT flag in the classroom.