Stephen Callaghan’s daughter Ruby wants to be an engineer.
That’s why, when Dubbo West Public School in Wongarbon Australia organised its 'Boy’s and Girl’s Day', she wanted to go to the Bunnings hardware store and have a BBQ lunch, rather than do her hair and makeup in the library.
Twelve-year-old Ruby told her dad that she specifically asked to go to Bunnings.
However, her teacher allegedly told her that trip was only for boys.
Mr Callaghan realised something then – something serious.
His daughter had travelled back in time. On the school premises.
He quickly wrote a letter to the principal, pointing out the safety issue.
I must draw your attention to a serious incident which occurred yesterday at your school where my daughter Ruby is a year 6 student.
When Ruby left for school yesterday it was 2017 but when she returned home in the afternoon she was from 1968.
I know this to be the case as Ruby informed me that the “girls” in Year 6 would be attending the school library to get their hair and make-up done on Monday afternoon while the “boys” are going to Bunnings.
Are you able to search the school buildings for a rip in the space-time continuum? Perhaps there is a faulty Flux Capacitor hidden away in the girls toilet block?
I look forward to this being rectified and my daughter and others girls at the school being returned to this millennium where school activities are not divided among gender lines.
A Department of Education spokesperson told Bored Panda that any student could choose either activity.
I feel the school has a responsibility to break down these gender divisions...[I want to give my daughters] the confidence to speak up when they feel they are being discriminated against because they are female.
His post has been shared thousands of times with people agreeing that his clap back was warranted, and the arbitrary' Boy's and Girl's day unnecessarily segregated genders.
That’s me in 1975. I went on to be an electrical engineer. Tell her to hang in there.
Another wrote: “Good on you”.
There were a few trolls but Callaghan handled it perfectly.
Callaghan has a history of perfect letters to his daughter's school, check a few out here.