Parents and male students were left ‘mortified’ after their school forced them to stand in assembly and apologise to their female classmates for sexual assaults committed by males.
Brauer College in the south-western Victorian town of Warrnambool held an assembly on Wednesday where boys were told to stand up in a symbolic gesture of apology to girls and women.
The move has since sparked outrage among parents of the school who say their children were made to feel ashamed about something they had no control over and didn’t understand. …
‘It could be better by not just slapping predator on one gender when it goes both ways,’ [Brauer College student Craig Daniels] said.
Craig’s mother, Nicole Daniels, said the school had ‘completely messed it up’.
‘What they’ve made the boys do, they’ve labelled and categorised them into the same category as a perpetrator and a rapist when these boys have done nothing wrong,’ she said.
‘Nothing at all.’
Another mother, Rebecca Croft, said she immediately called the school to complain after hearing about the bizarre assembly.
‘I was just absolutely horrified about my children having to stand up and apologise for something on behalf of their gender they have no control over,’ she told the morning show.
‘My 12-year-old has no idea about rape and sexual assault and he was made to apologise and he doesn’t understand why.’
Earlier, 12-year-old Levi, who had only been at the college since the start of the year said he was forced to apologise to many of his classmates whom he hadn’t even met.
Apologizing on behalf of someone else is nearly always just moral grandstanding. If you weren’t involved, you weren’t responsible. Only individuals make decisions, and are responsible for their decisions.
Forcing other people to apologize for crimes they didn’t commit, and which they don’t even understand, takes it to a whole new level. Give those teachers at Warrnambool a special Woke Merit Badge!
The left is trying to make political mileage out this. We are not primarily representatives of groups, responsible for other members of a group that that left says we belong to.
We are individuals. Identity politics is morally wrong.
hat-tip Kat H.