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AIBU to be a bit shocked at this teacher

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Canshopwillshop Fri 14-Sep-18 20:03:15

My DS has come home with a list of spellings for English homework. One of them is the word ‘August’ for which the teacher has broken down into a nice memorable ‘All Ugly Girls Use Spot Treatment’! I feel this is totally unacceptable and a terrible message to put across to young kids.

Sugarhunnyicedtea Fri 14-Sep-18 20:07:06

I'll be honest, it wouldn't bother me

Marie0 Fri 14-Sep-18 20:08:57

OMG what a complete over reaction!

FunkyBoldRibenas Fri 14-Sep-18 20:10:08

If you don't pull teachers/people up on this sexist bullshit, then it drips insidiously into their ears and attitudes and you end up with people saying 'it doesn't bother me'.

Absolutely pull the teacher up on it.

And it is technically incorrect. Spot treatment does not 'cure' ugliness.

chicken75 Fri 14-Sep-18 20:10:17

I think it's a bit off to be honest. Plenty of other ways they could have done this.

Tiredtomybones Fri 14-Sep-18 20:11:37

I'm sorry but that made me laugh. Change the girls to guys if it makes you feel better. I bet your DS will never ever spell August incorrectly.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 14-Sep-18 20:13:21


There -that's sizeist because it implies the big elephants can't be arsed even trying to understand the smallies.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Fri 14-Sep-18 20:14:00

I think it's an absolute disgrace.
What a thing to say to young impressionable girls.
I don't think youre over reacting at all.
If they have to use insults as a way of teaching young girls. Theyre in the wrong career frankly.

Canshopwillshop Fri 14-Sep-18 20:14:02

I should say that DS is year 7 - a time when a lot of young girls (and boys) will be starting to get acne and feeling very self conscious about it. Surely a better phrase could have been used.

AutisticHedgehog Fri 14-Sep-18 20:15:14

That’s terrible. Easy to dismiss as “harmless fun” but it’s that attitude that has allowed so much appalling behaviour to continue unchecked.

Definitely complain.

Anasnake Fri 14-Sep-18 20:15:37

'Every good boy deserves football' I still remember 30 years on. Better report that as sexist rubbish too hmm

Canshopwillshop Fri 14-Sep-18 20:15:47

Tiredtomybones - it’s not a boy or girl thing, it’s the fact that at this age there will be lots of v self conscious kids starting to get spots.

ShalomJackie Fri 14-Sep-18 20:18:41

Missing the point - a year 7 can't spell August? Also still have spelling tests in year 7.

What on earth is Every good boy deserves football help you recall?

AutisticHedgehog Fri 14-Sep-18 20:19:18

Make Britain great again.

Anasnake Fri 14-Sep-18 20:20:07

Musical notes Shalom

Sugarhunnyicedtea Fri 14-Sep-18 20:20:18

I'm more shocked that August is given as a spelling in year 7.
EGBDF is a music scale (I think, I'm totally unmusical)

greathat Fri 14-Sep-18 20:20:29

Ha there's one for remembering the electro magnetic spectrum


Save your complaints for better cases

AutisticHedgehog Fri 14-Sep-18 20:20:42

shalom reading music - treble clef lines

Anasnake Fri 14-Sep-18 20:20:49

It's the treble clef

glueandstick Fri 14-Sep-18 20:22:43

Never Eat Cake, Eat Salmon Sandwiches And Remain Young

BoneyBackJefferson Fri 14-Sep-18 20:23:08

Every good boy deserves football

MrsStrowman Fri 14-Sep-18 20:24:12


Why is it always a woman doing the egg carrying.... FFS, you'd think you didn't have other things to worry about, like your eleven year old not being able to spell August

Canshopwillshop Fri 14-Sep-18 20:25:40

@Shalomjackie and @sugarhunnyicedtea - thanks for that. I am well aware that August is an easy spelling for some year 7’s that’s why I didn’t originally state what year he is in. However my DS has dyspraxia and struggles so is in lowest set - happy now?

happyhippo150 Fri 14-Sep-18 20:27:20



Canshopwillshop Fri 14-Sep-18 20:27:41

@mrsstrowman - believe me I worry a lot about my DS and his dyspraxia so do one.

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