I am SO angry right now

Lyexsah's picture

SO angry.

So I figured today would be an okay day. It was, or, it would have been, had my english teacher not completely ruined my day, probably my entire week.

We were reading Hansel and Gretel, we were doing a fairytale assignment, but first, he was going to demonstrate what it was we were supposed to do. We had reached the point where the stepmother suggests to leave the children in the forest to die, and Mr. Rutter pipes up,"He has no spine, he just needs to beat her for saying that--" Here, a few students laughed "--Sometimes it's the only solution."

And then, he realizes he's said something that's wrong, and he tries to clarify by saying, "I think if she's threatening to kill your kids, that's when it's okay to beat your wife."

I am so digusted, so angry, I've had a headache all day because of it.

I told my mom, she is absolutely livid. She's writing a letter to the school board. I refuse to go back to that damn class.

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Wolfcry's picture

Have fun with that... *hugs*

Have fun with that... *hugs* I'm sorry love...

Its my story, and I will write it out the way I want it to be, or I will find a way to re-write it. - Me
"I feel that love doesn't discriminate against gender, regardless of preference." -Chase

Icarus's picture

erm....

pretty sure he's not actually condoning domestic abuse. while it was a bit inappropriate, is it really worth him losing his job? most schools will, if they even catch a whiff of bad publicity or the hint of a complaint, will fire a teacher without blinking an eye...

also, i think if my wife were threatening to kill my kids, i might get a little violent too. but that's just me..

*sits back and waits for the fury*

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keep it kind, keep it good, keep it right
throw yourself in the midst of danger
and keep one eye open at night.
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Lyexsah's picture

It's one of those

You'd have to have been there things. And yes, I think we all would get that way in that situation, but the point is that it's rather wrong to be telling a classroom full of mainly teenage boys that it's alright to hit their wives. He only tacked on the 'If she's trying to kill your kids' bit to try and avoid getting his ass in trouble.

And I was highly offended because that was a very big and scarring part of my childhood, and I don't think it's okay to joke about.

I mean, if he had said, "Hey, if that girl you like doesn't like you back, then it's okay to rape her" and then he adds on, "well it's only okay to rape her if she pissed you off" that hardly makes it any better or any less inappropriate.

And don't try and tell me it's not the same thing, because they are both violent and rather inexcuseable acts that could be very personal to any number of students in the room. I wasn't the only one who was offended by that comment, either.

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Wolfcry's picture

i have found its best to NOT

i have found its best to NOT egg ashey on... It gets kinda destructive...

Its my story, and I will write it out the way I want it to be, or I will find a way to re-write it. - Me
"I feel that love doesn't discriminate against gender, regardless of preference." -Chase