I hope the parents who complained about the “sexualized nature of the behaviour of the actors” in a short video shown by a Vancouver Island teacher to Grade 4 students will also complain about the sexualized nature of the television shows they watch every evening – for it is almost impossible to find a show without some sexiness.
The school authorities pretended they supported the right of a transgendered person to be free from societal discrimination and then jumped all over him the moment he showed fare that represented his lifestyle or sense of humour.
If Grade 4 kids could be damaged by the video, then why allow all the near-naked men fighting on mainstream sports channels? Surely that rates higher on any “offence” scale.
A more mature approach would be to respect a colourfully dressed teacher’s approach to teaching about an issue that is important to him.
One parent went as far as to say the teacher dressed “weird.” Really? I guess the parent always dresses the right way, or has little understanding of bigotry.
Jim McMurtry, Surrey