A UK dad has shared his concerns about the sexist attitude he recently experienced from a primary school parent association group.
The post was shared on The Dad Network Facebook page and has sparked a very interesting discussion.
He shared, “So my son’s primary school PTA has organised a ladies night, when I asked is there going to be a men’s night the response was “you’ll have to organise that yourself”.
I thought these kind of sexist attitudes were a thing of the past and surely it shouldn’t be encouraged by a primary school where children are being taught about inclusivity and not separate people by there sex, race, religion? What are other people’s opinions?”
“Maybe the issue isn’t so much having a mums night out or dads night out, but it should be a ‘parents night out’. Does it not exclude the men by having a ladies night out, particularly if he is the only one. We need to be encouraged as stay at home Dads. Come on ladies, you know what a hard job it is.”
“It’s a regular experience for dad’s and in our village we set up a Dad’s group that is tight and inclusive, and in the end, I think the ladies looked at the way it works with some envy.”
“I’m on the PTA and there’s no way we would have a mums/ladies night without having a dads night too.”
“I’m not surprised they don’t have a ‘men’s/dads’ night but I am really surprised by their response. If it’s not something they do they should have embraced the suggestion!!”
While one person said, “Don’t moan about it. Just get on and organise one yourself for the dad’s if you’re worried. Probably spent more time moaning that it would of to organise one.”
Is your school’s PTA group inclusive of all parents and carers?
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