What has made you happy today

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Re: What has made you happy today

Postby Moonburp » Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:43 pm

Fjar wrote:^ I'm glad they told the parents. That neanderthal 'angry father' is so ridiculous. One of the comments pointed out that the nicotine stains on his fingers suggest that his children are more at risk from second hand smoke than they are from a transgender teacher. What risk does a transgender teacher pose anyway?!

The risk of having to explain difficult stuff like transgenderism to your kids.
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Re: What has made you happy today

Postby Azubi » Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:48 pm

I've always wondered how people would go about such a change in both a social and professional environment.
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Re: What has made you happy today

Postby Jim » Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:49 pm

Azubi wrote:I've always wondered how people would go about such a change in both a social and professional environment.


Did you not see that American animated documentary on exactly this scenario?
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Re: What has made you happy today

Postby Jobdone » Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:56 pm

Fjar wrote:What risk does a transgender teacher pose anyway?!


I watched that animated documentary Jim was on about. It's all too dangerous.

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Re: What has made you happy today

Postby NeglectedField » Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:04 pm

Moonburp wrote:The risk of having to explain difficult stuff like transgenderism to your kids.


This. Plus if you've got anything other than nicey nice kids, someone's gonna pipe up in class and be like "how's it like not having a dick?" etcetera.

We could go on about this transgender person's 'rights' to carry on teaching there but it's outweighed by the difficult social and emotional situation that it presents for just about everyone. At the very least it'd be in their interests to teach at a new school or if the tension/discomfort on either side becomes unbearable, to find another profession.

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Re: What has made you happy today

Postby Fjar » Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:08 pm

If that teacher feels that she's strong enough to go back to her class and deal with any difficult questions her pupils have, then fair play. I would be surprised if she wasn't anything but 100% certain she could adapt and deal with it.
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Re: What has made you happy today

Postby NeglectedField » Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:11 pm

Well, teachers 99% of the time whatever their background tend to be on the more extroverted side of the spectrum and I say good on her if she has the gumption to deal with it, but I would be very concerned for her welfare if the kids were anything other than good as gold.

Wouldn't have lasted long at my school, and we were one of the better ones in the area.

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Re: What has made you happy today

Postby TheLotusEater193 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:13 pm

I didn't see the actual article, is it in a primary or secondary school?

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Postby Azubi » Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:16 pm

I assumed primary school judging by the years.
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Re: What has made you happy today

Postby TheLotusEater193 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:21 pm

Oh yeah, derp.

I think that'd be a good thing in a primary school. Plus it's not normally that kind of age group that would have a problem with it. Obviously there'll always be some parents that would.

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Re: What has made you happy today

Postby xBERSERKERx » Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:22 am

Got offered a job! Start in two weeks! Happy isn't even the word! Things are finally looking up!
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Re: What has made you happy today

Postby jamestomo » Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:31 am

Movie marathon and junk food day :D

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Re: What has made you happy today

Postby bishthefish » Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:34 am

I have finally paid off my student loan!
And it only took 11 years of hard graft...

And they now owe ME £53.25!
Hurrah!

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Re: What has made you happy today

Postby HMBozo » Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:37 am

Leaving my job today to start a new one in the new year!

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Re: What has made you happy today

Postby Turbo » Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:47 am

King Diamond and Black Ops 2 is my plan today.