When my children were growing up, they trained in tae kwon do and learned how to control their reactions to others.
They dealt with their fair share of bullies - and even had conversations with the school resource officer about other students who were handsy. They did everything according to school requirements and the bullies didn’t stop.
At that point, even our Grand Master in TKD agreed with us, if someone puts hands on you and will not back off, block any attacker to the ground. Luckily, they never needed to defend themselves in school after those conversations.
If my daughter was in a girls bathroom and a bunch of boys rushed the bathroom and would let the girls out, my daughter had my full support to use any means necessary to get away from that threat.
So when I read this article: Boys stormed a girls’ bathroom to ‘protest.’… I was slightly irate - and unfortunately - not surprised at all that the school expelled the girl.
A protest in the girls’ bathroom? A group of boys blocking the exit to the girls’ bathroom trapping girls inside the room? Of course, the girls are going to feel threatened. I would expect the girls to defend themselves - and I’d hope my daughter would, too.
I doubt I’m the only one who’s annoyed by the school’s reaction - what are your thoughts?