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Dad gets hilariously sarcastic while writing to his daughter’s school

Stephen Callaghan is the father of a sixth-grade student Ruby. When he learned about the gender bias going on at her school, he was disappointed. Instead of being an outraged parent, he handled the situation in a creative way.

Callaghan found out from his daughter that the boys from her class were to be taken to Bunnings for a field trip as a part of the year-end activity. (Bunnings Group is an international hardware chain)

While the boys go out for the visit, the girls would have to go to the library to get hair and make-up done. He was appalled after knowing this. He did not like the fact that even today, there are people to teach a girl what she can do and what she cannot.

What happened next will leave you amused.

He decided to write to the school. He started the letter with,  Dear Principal, I must draw your attention to a serious incident which occurred yesterday at your school where my daughter is a Year, 6 students.

And then he added a tinge of wit: “When Ruby left for school yesterday it was 2017, but when she returned home in the afternoon, she was from 1968.”

He compared the act of keeping girls indoor with the era of the 1960s when women were confined to domestic life by default. He also humorously pointed out at “the faulty Flux Capacitor” that made all the girls go in 1968. It should be noted that the Flux Capacitor is an integral part of a time travelling machine.

He compared the act of keeping girls indoor with the era of the 1960s when women were confined to
domestic life by default. He also humorously pointed out at “the faulty Flux Capacitor” that made all the girls go in 1968. It should be noted that the Flux Capacitor is an integral part of a time travelling
machine.

He shows optimism in the letter that the school would stop discriminating based on gender: I look forward to this being rectified and my daughter and other girls at the school being returned to this millennium where school activities are not sharply divided along gender lines.

Here’s what he posted.

Source: Twitter

“Dear Principal,

I must draw your attention to a serious incident which occurred yesterday at your school where my daughter Ruby is a year 6 student.

When Ruby left for school yesterday it was 2017 but when she returned home in the afternoon she was from 1968.

I know this to be the case as Ruby informed me that the “girls” in Year 6 would be attending the school library to get their hair and make-up done on Monday afternoon while the “boys” are going to Bunnings.

Are you able to search the school buildings for a rip in the space-time continuum? Perhaps there is a faulty Flux Capacitor hidden away in the girl’s toilet block?

I look forward to this being rectified and my daughter and other girls at the school being returned to this millennium where schools activities are not divided among gender lives.

Sincerely,

Stephen Callaghan”

Callaghan posted this letter on Twitter and it got viral with the supportive response from hundreds of people.

While most people had positive comments, there were a few who criticized by saying, “Sometimes it is just ok for girls to do girl things.”

Callaghan was smart enough to handle the criticism:

“Never said it wasn’t but you’ve missed the point. Why ‘girl things’ or ‘boy things’… Why not just things anyone can do?

Callaghan acknowledged the of huge support he received on Twitter:

Ruby and I would like to thank you for the great comments of support.

“At 12 years of age, my daughter is starting to notice that there are plenty of people prepared to tell her what she can and can’t do based solely on the fact she is female.

“She would like this to change. So would I.”

School is where tender minds are shaped, and even subtle discrimination could leave the child with a huge impact. We don’t know whether Ruby’s school responded to Stephen Callaghan’s letter. But this incident makes us realize that there could be something similar happening around and we might not even notice!

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Source: The Sun

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Written by Shashank