A public school in Toronto was scheduled to have "Opposite Gender Day," but officials canceled plans after receiving complaints from parents.
The school, which ranges from kindergarten to eighth grade, has a series of "Spirit Days" where students are encouraged to wear fun themed clothing to school, like silly hats or pajamas. It was the school's student council's idea to have "Opposite Gender Day."
Ross Virgo of the York Region District School Board explains, "They discussed the fun that the day might generate, plus how the experience might help boys and girls understand a bit more what it felt like to be a member of the opposite sex...That was the plan."
The principal may have approved of the student council's suggested Spirit Day, but many parents were fuming and issued complaints. We don't blame them, it is a dumb idea and is totally just asking for problems.
"The idea of (kids) experiencing being people of the opposite gender has offended some people in the community, and the school does not want to do that," Ross said.%Poll-59042%