‘Completely natural’: London aquarium helps gay penguins get woke... they now have GENDERLESS chick
The four-month-old Gentoo penguin chick will be “the world's first penguin to not have its gender assigned,” Sea Life London said, adding that “it is completely natural for penguins to develop genderless identities.”
Amid a massive raising of eyebrows, aquarist Charlotte Barcas appeared on Sky News on Tuesday to describe how applying modern human concepts of gender identity to penguins is completely normal and not insane at all.
"We wouldn't manage them differently based on whether they're females or males."Aquarist Charlotte Barcas tells #Sunrise how it is more natural for a penguin chick to grow up genderless.Tao here for today's stop stories: https://t.co/iOm40vn1ktpic.twitter.com/HcFqAloAqy— Sky News (@SkyNews) September 10, 2019
“We wanted to give guests an opportunity to meet that individual and learn about its personality without assigning it any sort of pre-concieved gender roles,” Barcas said.
However, in the next sentence, the aquarist admitted that “you don’t really see” socially-assigned gender roles – think a penguin version of boys playing with toy guns and girls playing with dolls – in the animal kingdom to begin with.
Gender ideology, Times columnist Janice Turner commented, “is scrambling the brains of scientists. Of course a penguin doesn’t have gender identity. It’s a bloody penguin! It has a biological sex.”
How gender ideology is scrambling the brains of scientists. Of course a penguin doesn’t have gender identity. It’s a bloody🐧! It has a biological sex. Which is why one type of 🐧lays an egg. https://t.co/6X912obSOa— Janice Turner (@VictoriaPeckham) September 10, 2019
I honestly tried so hard to just ignore this but COME ONNNN 😆 Leave the bloody penguins alone. It's amazing how well the Gentoo penguins have done to survive so long without having humans around to "assign gender" and help them out with identity issues. https://t.co/kVPpDBYnqz— serialsockthief (@serialsockthief) September 10, 2019
The penguin’s adoptive parents, Rocky and Marama, are both females and have demonstrated their ability to raise a chick by sticking together through six breeding seasons and jointly building a nest, Sea Life said.
However, previous attempts at giving same-sex penguins a shot at parenthood have failed. Just days before Sea Life broke the news, an egg that had been adopted by a pair of male penguins in a Berlin zoo failed to hatch.
Our same-sex #kingpenguin couple has finished brooding his egg. On September 2nd the egg burst open and was unfortunately not fertilized. Surely they will get the chance to become parents again in the future. #ZooBerlinpic.twitter.com/vajn3s8DmZ— Zoo Tierpark Berlin (@zooberlin) September 5, 2019
Despite all the woke posturing, even genderless penguins can’t run – well, waddle – from the facts of life. Sea Life said that as its androgynous bird develops, it may become part of the aquarium’s breeding program. At that point, whatever gender identity it has picked up will play second fiddle to whatever is in its fluffy trousers.
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