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Teacher making comments relating to pupils periods?

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Meadows76 Thu 24-Nov-16 16:16:34

Fuck. DD came home today and casually (whilst ranting about her English lesson) mentioned that her teacher had said something about her mood and what week it was. I can't remember the exact wording of it, but it was a direct dig at the fact that she may be on her period, which as it happens, she is.

Totally out of order?

lottieandmia Thu 24-Nov-16 16:17:40

Yes, rude, personal and also sexist.

KingJoffreysRestingCuntface Thu 24-Nov-16 16:18:42


Write a letter suggesting she winds her neck in.

ShowMePotatoSalad Thu 24-Nov-16 16:20:19

Ooh dear. I'd take a very dim view of this. Totally out of order. Not sure what can be done about it really. But anything that is tantamount to "time of the month?" is very inappropriate.

Having said that, there is another side to this. Your DD must understand that she can't use being on her period as an excuse to be moody or rude to a teacher and that she must still behave in class. It works both ways.

Meadows76 Thu 24-Nov-16 16:20:42

Write a letter suggesting she winds her neck in. HE.

Meadows76 Thu 24-Nov-16 16:21:43

Your DD must understand that she can't use being on her period as an excuse to be moody or rude to a teacher. She didn't, it was the teacher that made the uninvited reference to periods.

Clickclickclick Thu 24-Nov-16 16:22:20

Sexist twat.

GinIsIn Thu 24-Nov-16 16:22:45

Tell her to smile sweetly and say 'no, just be stifled by stake, middle-aged testosterone....' What a wanker!

Clickclickclick Thu 24-Nov-16 16:22:59

I would contact the head and make a complaint about teachers being sexist. Wtf

Clickclickclick Thu 24-Nov-16 16:23:24

*this teacher, not teachers

GinIsIn Thu 24-Nov-16 16:24:28

Or a loud "how odd that you are so interested in my uterus, Sir" should cover it.

Meadows76 Thu 24-Nov-16 16:24:41

I would contact the head. I phoned school and made an appointment for next Thursday (school is closed mon/tue/wed)

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Thu 24-Nov-16 16:25:39

He is a sexist twat. Can your daughter complian to her head of year? That really is totally unacceptable.

ShowMePotatoSalad Thu 24-Nov-16 16:26:08

Meadows76 fair enough! even if she had it would have still been completely unacceptable on the teacher's part.

Amandahugandkisses Thu 24-Nov-16 16:26:53

That is really nasty - and sexist too.

Meadows76 Thu 24-Nov-16 16:27:20

I don't agree that DD should respond with any sort of smart comment. His is a teacher and she is a child. She shouldn't be put in a position where she has to retaliate.

Allthebestnamesareused Thu 24-Nov-16 16:27:31

Was it a male teacher?

lottieandmia Thu 24-Nov-16 16:28:45

Omg - a man saying it is even worse. Completely misogynist.

KingJoffreysRestingCuntface Thu 24-Nov-16 16:29:31

It was a man?

Well, that's just unpleasant and sexist. I don't think that's proper teacher/student chatter. It feels wrong.

Greengoddess12 Thu 24-Nov-16 16:30:50

Don't think the op stated the teacher was male of female.

Totally unacceptable, personal and sexist. Good on you for complaining.

Meadows76 Thu 24-Nov-16 16:35:11

Yes I confirmed upthread the teacher is male.

Gileswithachainsaw Thu 24-Nov-16 16:37:27

Oh of course...cos there has to be something wrong with your dd to disagree with what the teacher or someone else said..hmm

She couldn't possibly have a point abut anything besides kittens and sewing.

BratFarrarsPony Thu 24-Nov-16 16:37:40

honestly that is disgusting.
Complain complain complain.
I take it other students heard him say this?

ShowMePotatoSalad Thu 24-Nov-16 16:41:10

Gileswithachainsaw it's possible that the OP's daughter was behaving moodily or answering back (which isn't OK in class whether the pupil is male or female). However that does not for a single second mean that this teacher has any right whatsoever to mention or ask about periods. If he had an issue with the way she was behaving he should have dealt with it in the normal way not ask her about her period. That is just disgusting and completely wrong on his part.

Chinlo Thu 24-Nov-16 16:44:17

Totally inappropriate. Well done on informing the head teacher.

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