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To believe “wind the bobbin up” is inappropriate and to ask my child’s Nursery not to sing it.

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coconuttella Sat 20-Jan-18 20:35:05

Wind the bobbin up originated in the cotton mill towns of the north of England in Victorian times. As anyone who knows a bit about a bit history can tell you, the cotton mills were horrendous places which horrifically exploited women and children, forcing them to do dangerous work in appalling conditions for little pay.

How can it be right to trivialise these horrors by getting children to sing a light-hearted ditty about it... It’s offensive to the memory of all those who suffered these horrendous conditions and experienced serious injury or even death as a result of hideously exploitative working practices.

MimsyBorogroves Sat 20-Jan-18 20:36:24

Which nursery rhyme would you prefer? They're all fairly dark.

silvousplaitmerci Sat 20-Jan-18 20:36:27

Jesus Christ.


You need to get out more

Crusoe Sat 20-Jan-18 20:36:43

I think you might be over thinking it!

Mulch Sat 20-Jan-18 20:36:47

I always thought it was good for hand eye coordination. Luckily nobody in my play groups have suffered flashbacks from cotton mills.

Nicknacky Sat 20-Jan-18 20:37:04

Are you being serious.....?

AndhowcouldIeverrefuse Sat 20-Jan-18 20:37:06

Clap clap clap

FartsMeanHearts Sat 20-Jan-18 20:37:11

Hahahahah this is a joke surely

CheesecakeAddict Sat 20-Jan-18 20:37:27

This a troll right? Please tell me this is a troll

ChairoftheBored Sat 20-Jan-18 20:37:29

Eh? I think you might be looking a little too hard for something to be offended by...

Enidthecat Sat 20-Jan-18 20:37:29

Isn't ring a roses about disease?

I can't get upset about it personally.

LizzieSiddal Sat 20-Jan-18 20:37:50

Point to the ceiling

Alloftheboys Sat 20-Jan-18 20:37:52

Nobody tell her about 3 blind mice - abuse of disabled animals. 🐭 🐭 🐭

SoftSheen Sat 20-Jan-18 20:37:54

Don't be ridiculous hmm

Softkitty2 Sat 20-Jan-18 20:37:55

Pull pull clap clap clap.

Seriously get a hobby

Cherrycokewinning Sat 20-Jan-18 20:38:03

This is brilliant OP. Anyway as a PP said all nursery rhymes are dark and usually much darker than that- jack and Jill is about 2 children being killed after all

FoofFighter Sat 20-Jan-18 20:38:25

Ring o roses is far worse.

As long as something isn't overtly racist by today's terms then personally I think it's fine, it's our heritage.

SumThucker Sat 20-Jan-18 20:38:29

You've GOT to be taking the piss. No way does anyone think shit like that, Shirley?

000bourneFarm Sat 20-Jan-18 20:38:34

Hey, don't take it too seriously folks. It's probably the Daily Mail looking for something for Monday.

Crazy thing is some posters will come out in support!

Eve Sat 20-Jan-18 20:38:36

Ring a Rosie’s is about the Black Death...

wonkylegs Sat 20-Jan-18 20:38:37

Loads of nursery rhymes have darker pasts...

RaindropsAndSparkles Sat 20-Jan-18 20:38:47

Attishoo, attishoo was about the plague. It's part of our heritage.
I think you need to get over yourself. Use it to discuss history constructively with your dd.

HairyToity Sat 20-Jan-18 20:38:50

Point to the floor

Blankscreen Sat 20-Jan-18 20:38:52

I don't think nurseries are glamourising the work.

It's just a nice song for children to learn the actions to.

Surely most traditional nursery rhymes can be interpreted in less favourable way.

Yous re over thinking this.

shakeyourcaboose Sat 20-Jan-18 20:38:58

Pull it back again pull it back again.....

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