My friend (J) has always been open about everything. So much so, that today she stuck a post-it note on her forehead with the words "I'm on my period so piss me off at your own risk." She kept it on all day, letting all of the teachers read it as well as all of the students. In science, my teacher told her to take it off, because it was "vulgar and inappropriate". I personally think she should not have worn it, let alone on her forehead because it's private information that the public probably doesn't want to hear about. I think the way my teacher did it was inappropriate (he did in in front of the class), but she probably should't have had that up in school because, as I said before, private information. What does everyone else think?
P. S. My other friend is pissed at my science teacher and is going to send him an email saying that he is disrespectful to women, a horrible person, and that she hopes he'll get fired.
Most Helpful Guy
Schools operate in a very different environment than the real world. He was well within his right to demand she remove it as a distraction to the other students. And your other friend would be making a huge mistake by getting involved in this matter. If there it a case to be made by the first friend, that's a matter for her, her parents, and the school to deal with, not 3rd parties.2
Most Helpful Girl
I kind of side with the teacher on this one. If the note said "I'm having my period and I'm sorry if i snap at you", that's a much more positive message than the threat of "piss me off at your own risk" that she chose instead. Maybe it's not "vulgar" but it's inappropriate to stick that to your head. It's never a teacher's job to piss off his students anyway.
It's just a given that at your age, half of the students in the school will be having periods. The teachers, both male and female know this and deal with it every day. The schoolroom is supposed to be a civil place of learning and *no one* should be attacking anyone. The teachers should be respectful to the students and the students should be respectful as well. Are teenage girls a minefield? Well, yeah, but that's just something you handle.
I don't think the teacher us disrespectful, horrible or deserving of being fired. Cold he have handled it better? Sure, but that's hardly something you fire someone for.2