Since the inception of this blog, I have written a handful of posts about different school incidents in which I think that the actions of the educators and/or the institutions were, let's say, questionable.
In the arena of people that I always think of as asexual, possibly even neutered, teachers rank right up there with grandparents and clergy. I mean, I know that they're human, but still. When I was in high school, the idea of my math teacher dating was inconceivable. He just went home every night and read calculus textbooks, right? Right?
He certainly didn't know his way around a lap dance, I'm pretty sure about that. Not like the teachers at Churchill High School in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
I'm no theologian, but I'm pretty sure that, contrary to the assertions of Virginia Legislator Bob Marshall, God doesn't hate disabled people. I mean, unless I misread the Beatitudes - the blessings upon the poor and the weak and those who show mercy that Jesus proclaimed in his Sermon on the Mount - which I had kinda understood to mean, at least in part, that mean-spirited asshats who sneer at crippled children just don't get into the Kingdom of Heaven.
When I was a kid eggs or robo-newborn dolls served as baby simulators for teens taking health class. Theoretically it's supposed to teach them how insane caring for an infant can be and how much attention a child requires. I guess it works but all I really know is baby simulators are a familiar plot and perhaps even legally required storyline in sitcoms involving teenage characters.
Anyway. After watching the following video I couldn't for the life of me figure
out who would need or want one of these baby simulators? Surely it's too cumbersome for a teenager to parent.
We're still mad about that whole nether-probe thing, which prompted far-reaching ignoring from Canadian politicians (one parliamentarian posted a link to our petition from her website, but still. If that's ACTION I'm a freaking superhero.) We're still pursuing that issue, but we've just come across another that we feel the need to shriek and rant and possibly petition about. And what do you know? It involves nethers, too!
Our friend and fellow bad mom Karen just wrote at Canada Moms Blogs about this insane, bizarre and utterly disturbing innovation in sex education for teens and young people in Canada:
Before I read the description I was working under the assumption that this toy was just a massive translation c*ck-up or something.
But I don't really see how someone misinterpreted 'Russian Roulette' since the description sounds pretty much in tune with the definition for that particular method of death. All I really know about this toy is: TOY FAIL.
No one really thinks that this toy is really a gun, right?
So the boy was threatened with a school suspension in order to scare him into not packing anything larger, or perhaps more lead-filled, upon his return? Because maybe this kind of reaction could be the first step to driving him to do just that.