‘No parents or students have approached the school with concerns about the choice of activities.’ 'Dear Principal,'I must draw your attention to a serious incident.‘I know this to be the case as Ruby informed me that the “girls” in Year 6 would be attending the school library to get their hair and make-up done on Monday afternoon while the “boys” are going to Bunnings.In the United States, for example, women in the House of Representatives didn’t get a bathroom near the Speaker’s Lobby until 2011.Prior to that, the nearest women’s room was so far away that the time it took women to get to the bathroom and back exceeded session break times.
This is frustrating, uncomfortable, and, in some circumstances, humiliating.
He said: ‘I feel that in primary school girls shouldn’t have choices made for them based solely on their gender.' And speaking to fellow Twitter users, Stephen added he believed the school's policy was 'no malicious' but 'good old everyday sexism'.
Ruby's school later sent out a response to the sexism row via social media, writing: 'A long tradition at Dubbo West Public School has been activities including preparing hair and light make-up with professionals on the day of the Year 6 graduation.
He later shared a copy of the letter on Twitter where it quickly went viral, with almost 8,000 'likes' as fellow parents applauded him for speaking out.
Stephen wrote: 'I must draw your attention to a serious incident.
No protests have yielded a commensurate response to reduce them.