Parents are fed up with a Victorian school for forcing male students to stand in assembly and apologize for sexual assaults because of their gender, according to The Daily Mail. Brauer College held an assembly and forced the boys to stand up in a symbolic gesture of apology to girls and women.
School forces male students to apologize to female students in bizarre lefty stunt
Levi, a 12-year-old student that attends the school said that he was forced to apologize to his fellow classmates, many of whom he had never met.
‘They told us to stand up and turn to a girl in our class and say sorry,’ Levi said. ‘I don’t think it’s okay to be sexually assaulted. I felt a bit under pressure to stand up and if I didn’t I felt like I was a bad person.’
Another student named Vini said that many girls in the assembly began crying because they had been revealed as sexual assault victims in front of the entire assembly.
‘I had girls behind me crying because they’d basically been exposed to the entire school and we had to apologize for stuff we didn’t actually do.’
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A parent whose son is in year 7 said her son was confused why he had to apologize that women are raped and sexually assaulted.
‘He said that he was made to stand up and basically apologize… it wasn’t explained properly to the male students what they were doing or why they were doing it,’ the mother Danielle Shephard said.
‘They really should have made more of an effort to notify the parents.’
‘Wow just wow… this is actually disgusting Brauer College… not at all impressed that you made my son apologize for something he’s never done nor considered doing,’ Shephard wrote.
One student said on Snapchat, ‘Today at Brauer they made every guy stand up and apologize to every girl for rape, sexual assault,’ the student said. ‘Guys go through as much s**t as girls do.’
‘The assembly included the screening of a video message by Brisbane Boys’ College Captain Mason Black about being proactive in stopping incidents of sexual assault and harassment,’ Brauer College Principal Jane Boyle said in a statement.
‘As part of this discussion boys were asked to stand as a symbolic gesture of apology for the behaviors of their gender that have hurt or offended girls and women.
‘In retrospect, while well-intended, we recognize that this part of the assembly was inappropriate.’