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Dear Deirdre!!! I'm livid!

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whygodwhy Thu 13-Mar-14 20:09:22

DS is 10, been working with clay today at school and was given newspaper to cover the tables, he was given The Sun, and a page including Dear Deirdre ... Tonight I've been asked about ...
What's erectile dysfunction?

Why would you want sex to last longer?

And why does a man have sex with a woman and a man ... Threesome!!

AIBU to go into school a tear a serious strip off ... Far far too graphic content ... I'm beyond angry

And breathe .......

SauceForTheGander Thu 13-Mar-14 20:10:24

I'd be fuming - but I hate the Sun and hate page 3. It is not a newspaper suitable for children

whygodwhy Thu 13-Mar-14 20:11:56

My thoughts exactly!!

MinesAPintOfTea Thu 13-Mar-14 20:11:58

Breathe, have a cup of tea and then write down something calm and sensible about exposure of children to poor journalism adult concepts in an appropriate manner.

Wonder if any of them had page 3?

whygodwhy Thu 13-Mar-14 20:14:13

Just glad I have the evening to calm down ... Would like to think more "reasonable adult mother" rather than "raging bull" wink

DieDeutschLehrerin Thu 13-Mar-14 20:20:12

I can remember this happening when i was the same age. School asks for newspapers, somebody sends in the Sun, teacher doesn't realise until they ask pupil to get newspapers out of bag to cover table. It's unfortunate but I think probably if you play it down with your son and Make his teacher aware, it'll blow over soon enough. It shouldn't happen but i don't think anyone was deliberately negligent.

whygodwhy Thu 13-Mar-14 20:22:37

It's parents evening next week, think I will raise it then, she's a fab teacher, sure you've hit the nail on the head but it's certainly something they should be aware of.

LEMmingaround Thu 13-Mar-14 20:24:03

sorry, but im smirking smile i know its not funny but well...........you'll laugh in, oooh, about ten years time

Catsmamma Thu 13-Mar-14 20:25:41

no troubles with his sight reading though eh?

FunkyBoldRibena Thu 13-Mar-14 20:28:02

I use the 'i', the small independent and even that - there is always some story that gets picked up on by students that is highly cringe-worthy or embarrassing.

It's quite funny from an outsider's perspective but yes I'd bring it up (oo err missus) at the parent's eve.

I can see why you're angr but yy to being calm about it.

Euphemia Thu 13-Mar-14 20:30:31

When I was a student teacher one of my classmates was Canadian; she bought umpteen copies of The Sun to cover tables for Art, as it was the cheapest newspaper. Boy was she in for a shock ...! grin

theyoniwayisnorthwards Thu 13-Mar-14 20:37:59

This is why its ridiculous that the sun is marketed as a newspaper instead of soft core porn.

I assume you know about the No More Page 3 campaign already but I bet they'd appreciate hearing what happened as another illustration of that the "if you don't like it don't buy it" argument holds no real water.

TheBody Thu 13-Mar-14 20:40:02

very unfortunate but what's happened is school ask parents to drop in newspapers for just this thing and some stupid idiot has sent in the sun!

similar happened at our school in reception class model making. some idiot sent in a fag packet as junk modelling and we didn't notice. felt bloody awful as mum was quite rightly cross but all you can do is apologise as it's a fuck up.

go in and see the teacher so she can check all the others.

look on the bright side his reading is good for 10 'erectile dysfunction'

schools try hard but we all fuck up on occasion.

whygodwhy Thu 13-Mar-14 21:06:44

Yes ... Even I had a wildly proud "he reads beautifully" moment amongst my raging ... I've comedown off the ceiling and the threesome story will be a source of huge entertainment in later years I'm sure wink.

I'll mention it at parents evening

ClownsLeftJokersRight Thu 13-Mar-14 21:09:25

That's a big jump up from Bif and Chip

TheBody Thu 13-Mar-14 21:10:30

Why can you imagine the great story you have for his 18th birthday.

Ohwhatfuckeryisthis Thu 13-Mar-14 21:15:09

Could have been worse-could have been the Fail!

anothermrssmith Thu 13-Mar-14 21:31:40

I don't buy a newspaper but have to admit if I did and was sending some into school and had a copy of the sun I don't think i would think to bin dear Deirdre, just page three. And maybe the comics (do they still do the one where the wife is always topless?)

Capitola Thu 13-Mar-14 21:32:04

Yes, very stupid of school staff to use any old page of a newspaper. And it shows the intelligence level of an average Sun reader if they thought it suitable to donate to a primary school.

Some halfwit one left a copy of the Sun in our staff 'retreat' area (or whatever bollocky name they call it). I was idly flicking through as I waited for soup to heat in the microwave. I haven't seen The Sun for years and I was quite shocked by it. What a pathetic little rag.

TillyTellTale Thu 13-Mar-14 21:33:36

Dear Deirdre's photo-stories were even less classy than Dr Stoppard's were.

Deirdre's female characters do all their pondering about whether they should continue their affairs in their underwear, for some reason. hmm

LaGuardia Thu 13-Mar-14 21:34:12

I am going to buy the Sun tomorrow grin

MsVestibule Thu 13-Mar-14 21:40:24

Ha, this reminds me of some serious trouble I got myself into when I was 10! My then BFF from school and I went to the same Guides group. She found a copy of The Sun lying in a huge stack of newspapers in the Guide hut and flashed page 3 to the rest of us. This was possibly the first time I'd seen a picture of a topless woman (it was 1982 and I'd led a pretty sheltered life) so it obviously made an impression.

The next day in class (Junior 4), I passed her a jokey note saying "You were a rude bugger in guides last night." The teacher found it, went mad with me (presumably for using the word 'bugger') and demanded I tell her what it was all about. Oh, the shame...

To make matters worse, she kept the note for six weeks and showed it to my mum and dad at parents evening. On the way home from the parents evening, they stopped off at said friend's house to tell her parents that she was a bad influence on me, but still tore a strip off me about it.

TBH, I'm not sure I've recovered from the whole thing grin.

whygodwhy Thu 13-Mar-14 21:49:50

Yes we had the conversation about the lady in the very small pants!!! The joy of the photo story .... Must admit did think I must ditch my Granny pants pronto! wink

BlackeyedSusan Thu 13-Mar-14 21:53:25

I would send the list of questions into the teacher and suggest as she introduced him to the concepts she might like to answer them.

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