Schoolbuys forced to turn to a girl and say sorry for the “behaviours of their gender”

During a whole school assembly at Brauer College in Victoria, Australia, all male students were told to stand up, turn to a girl in their class and say sorry.

Parents were “furious” and “outraged”, Sky News Australia reported, adding that the boys’ parents were not notified beforehand… More here.

That is shocking. The picture above is of a bandwagon by the way.

4 thoughts on “Schoolbuys forced to turn to a girl and say sorry for the “behaviours of their gender”

  1. I don’t know how you create the awareness in anyone so that they don’t mistreat others. That has been a major theme in my life in recent years. I can see that this instance is an attempt at that, however misguided it may seem. At least it brings about a discussion.

  2. Yeah, it certainly sounds heavy-handed, but I wonder if it came out of the blue or as a (not necessarily well-thought-out) response to incidents at the school? In my experience it’s more rare for a do-gooder to come up with this idea from just society in general, usually it’s more “something bad happened! we need to do SOMETHING!” “well this is something” “THEN WE MUST DO IT”

    1. This made me think about many things. The recent controversies about men, gender and race. Some get offended by being told what to do even if they feel they have personally done nothing wrong. I think I may be one of them.

  3. Seems to me that it would be better to discuss the issue in order to understand why the attitude/behaviour is wrong. Most people don’t like being blamed for something they didn’t do. It may have the reverse effect with some.

    The question is how do people develop their attitudes. Do they learn them from their parents and friends? Does something happen to them that causes a particular attitude? Or are they just wired that way?

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