Dad's hilarious letter calls out sexism at daughter's school

Rebekah Scanlan

An Aussie dad's response to the school who sent his daughter for a makeover with the girls in her class, while the boys went to Bunnings has gone viral.

Stephen Callaghan from Wongarbon in NSW, brilliantly calls them out for sexism in a hilariously sassy letter where he accuses them of living in "1968."

In the note which has been shared on Twitter, the 51-year-old slams the school for their dated approach to teaching.

Stephen Callaghan has shared a letter he wrote to his daughter's school calling out sexism. Source: Stephen Callaghan/Facebook

“I must draw your attention to a serious incident," he wrote. “When Ruby left for school yesterday it was 2017 but when she returned home in the afternoon she was from 1968."

“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," he continued. "While the ‘boys’ are going to Bunnings."

The dad then went on to poke fun at their dated educational activity, suggesting the search the building for "a rip in the space-time continuum?"

“I look forward to this being rectified and my daughter and other girls at the school being returned to this this millennium," he concluded. "Where school activities are not divided sharply along gender lines.”

He slammed the school for wanting to give girls make-up lessons. Source: Getty

Social media has since erupted for the dad, who has been praised for standing up to the school.




Some users however have suggested that his daughter would have chosen the hair and make-up option anyway, and couldn't understand what his gripe was about.

Of course, Stephen had a brilliant response for them too.

Ruby’s school released the following statement on social media following receipt of Stephen’s letter.

“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," it read.

The boys were going on a field trip to Bunnings, something the girls didn't get the option to choose. Source: Getty

“Several years ago, the visit to Bunnings replaced the previous boys’ activity," it continued. “The school is happy to accommodate any student who prefers the alternative activity."

Since the LOL-worthy letter went viral, Stephen has since shared some other letters he's written to the school in the past. Check them out below.

Talk about #dadgoals.

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