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So proud of my dd1

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Weegiemum Fri 30-Aug-13 15:36:25

She's 13, just started 2nd year at high school.

They're doing "fitness" in gym at school. Today the teacher had music on and "Blurred Lines" was one of the songs. My dd and her friend complained to the teacher, explained why its offensive and he apologised profusely, deleted it from the playlist and also called me to apologise.

Just delighted that she's not afraid to stand up for women even at only 13. Reckon being a feminist mum must have rubbed off!!

AllDirections Fri 30-Aug-13 15:41:00

Your DD1 is bloody brilliant, and her friend of course.

Pozzled Fri 30-Aug-13 15:42:40

Good for her.

NicholasTeakozy Fri 30-Aug-13 15:42:47

That's put a massive grin on my face as I can imagine my DDs doing the same. Congrats to you and of course to her. thanks

TantrumsAndBalloons Fri 30-Aug-13 15:43:48

Well done to your dd, I love it when teenagers stand up for what they believe in.

My ds1 (14) took ds2 to his school disco at the end of term. For some reason the school thought it was a good idea to play that whistle song, I can't remember what it's actually called. Ds1 spoke to the teacher and suggested it probably wasn't a good idea to have 5 year olds, or any young children listening and singing that song, and they may find parents complaining to them if they carried on.

I was pleased that he did that.

UnicornsNotRiddenByGrownUps Fri 30-Aug-13 15:50:19

This came on the radio when I had a younger female relative in the car a few weeks ago and before I had a chance to turn it over she said 'that's sexist, can we turn it off?'... She's 11.

Well done to your DD!!

Weegiemum Fri 30-Aug-13 17:32:51

I looked up the lyrics. It's deeply distasteful, no matter how "catchy". I really wish my dc hadn't heard such awful stuff - it's obscene. Rather sad that it took a 13 year old to point it out to a 25-ish year old education professional, though!

WoTmania Fri 30-Aug-13 17:49:25

Wow. She's brilliant. Obviously had a good example set from early on.

SPBisResisting Fri 30-Aug-13 17:51:05

Good for her, and I'm pleased the teacher listened and took her seriously.

BikeRunSki Fri 30-Aug-13 17:56:45

I love all the girls ( and Tantrums' boys) on thus thread. My inner 1980s teenager is cheering!

SunshineBossaNova Fri 30-Aug-13 18:06:20

Well done smile

TVTonight Fri 30-Aug-13 21:29:55

Well done!

But I'm giving a thumbs up to the teacher who took it seriously and dealt with her comments in a really good way.

caramelwaffle Fri 30-Aug-13 23:15:19

Well done to all of these teenage children for standing up for themselves and others.

escape Fri 30-Aug-13 23:17:33

Very impressive - there's a real juxtaposition in this PC world of what is verbally acceptable versus the song lyrics , blared out everywhere and anywhere!

russetbella1000 Fri 30-Aug-13 23:36:06

So proud of your DD too!!

...I'm still at the ripe old age of 30 something & only just getting to grips with what feminism is and all this after just a chance encounter with Germaine's book in mum's bookcase when I was around 23! Despite it being written quite a few years ago it was striking how much it resonated with me and I'm ashamed to think how naive I was before.

So anyway, when I hear things like this I'm so pleased...

I'm so aware now and whenever and wherever there's even an inkling of misogyny/ sexism etc, I'm on it. Just don't want my DD to think (realise) the world is such an unfair place but I suppose as long as she's informed she can't be manipulated...Maybe??

On another point really think books such as 'female eunuch' and the like should be part of the curriculum for everyone boys and girls ...Hope my daughter finds it on the bookshelf just like I did.

blondieminx Fri 30-Aug-13 23:38:21

That's fabulous grin

MrsTerryPratchett Fri 06-Sep-13 03:50:03

Good for Weegie's DD. grin In defense of the teacher, my very feminist DM liked this and had no clue what Robin Thicke was gibbering on about. Some people just don't process lyrics.

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