Father complains to 'sexist' school claiming its like travelling through time

Father complains to 'sexist' school claiming its like travelling through time

Stephen Callaghan said it is like the school is from the past (Stock image)

Monday, December 11, 2017

A father has complained to his daughter's school for its “sexism” and claimed it is like she travels through time when she attends.

Stephen Callaghan wrote a letter of complaint to Dubbo West Public School in Wongarbon, Australia, according to Pink News.

He also posted the letter he wrote on Facebook. It said: “When Ruby left for school yesterday it was 2017 but when she returned home in the afternoon she was from 1968.

“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 girls’ toilet block?

“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 divided among gender lines.”

Callaghan wrote this because the school hosted a "boys and girls day" where the boys were taken to a hardware shop and had a barbecue whilst the girls had their hair and make-up done in the library.

His daughter Ruby, who wants to become an engineer, is said to have asked if she would be able to go on the trip for boys instead of staying with the girls.

However her teacher allegedly said that the 12-year-old would not be allowed to do that as only boys could go to the hardware shop, stating that she would have to stay in the library.

Callaghan’s post has been shared thousands of times and many have commented with their support.​

In response to the complaint, a Department of Education spokesperson told website Bored Panda that students are able to choose either of the events.