Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Last Friday I wrote #Mybody........ Today I thought I would do an update ......
We heard back from the teacher and the principal ....... the teacher said the principal was going to handle it...... The principal said she would call. She did -- BUT -- she didn't pay attention to the times Sir Steve was available to take calls.... so they played telephone tag yesterday. I was disappointed because I was hoping to have some closure by yesterday.
the saga continues.....
the lil one came home from her mother's yesterday. She reads the agenda and saw the note from the teacher (as well as Sir Steve's mention of sending an email). She told the lil one that she isn't supposed to use "bad words" (!!!) I had given the lil one the tools she needed IF mother tried to intervene. So the lil one simply said "Daddy and S are dealing with it."
BUT I was livid again. Why would a MOTHER not ask what happened?? Why would a MOTHER not have probed a little deeper ?? Instead she assumed her daughter was at fault and had used a BAD word.
It's a pretty sad world where a mother doesn't protect her daughter from the possibility of abuse or harassment....... where a mother doesn't give her daughter the power to say NO....... to say My body My choice......... but where a mother perpetuates the politics of keeping quiet.
All of this is a pretty sad statement of how far we haven't come in regards to women's/girl's rights.
Sir Steve finally got in touch with the principal. The school is sticking to the story that the lil one was using the word vagina for no good reason. The lil one is sticking to her story of an accidental bad touch ....... we asked her if she would be willing to come to school and tell her teacher and the principal -- she agreed without hesitation. This child is not lying......
I feel as though the school might have circled the wagons - so to speak. We aren't looking to blame the teacher.... we just want them to recognise that the lil one wasn't wrong -- didn't do anything wrong.