What life was like for teens in Ancient Rome, where only half the children survived to reach adulthood.
“am i gonna be okay?”
“i don’t know”
“yeah, you do”
I could go on a long rant about how in 2012 we shouldn’t be seeing shit like this but I cannot since I am not surprised. I wish I could be surprised but every freaking company does it. I’m not surprised Scholastics does it. We can just add them to the list that uses gender stereotypes to sell their products.
UGH. Of course the “Boy Version” has stuff about surviving a broken leg, a snakebite, a plane crash and survival skills, and the “Girl Version” covers surviving such unthinkable horrors as a fashion disaster, a crush, and a BFF fight. UGH.
A) Seriously, half of the ones in the boy book are on howstuffworks.
B) How to survive a crush? Let doctors handle it, being crushed is serious business.
TRIGGER WARNING: Rape culture
‘Rape tag’ sparks concern.
Freeze tag during recess seldom raises eyebrows, but a variation of the game known as “rape tag” among students at a Minnesota elementary school has alarmed administrators and parents.
Principal Bill Sprung of Washington Elementary School in New Ulm sent a letter home this week to parents to alert them to the disturbing game, which was described as similar to freeze tag, “except that a person had to be humped to be unfrozen,” the letter states.
Sprung found out about the game after being notified on Jan. 10 by a concerned parent.
He told parents that students in two classrooms were primarily involved. The school, he said, immediately notified teachers and recess supervisors to talk to students about the matter and put an end to the game. “We addressed it as an inappropriate game,” he told msnbc.com on Thursday.
While there’s been no recurrence on the playground, Sprung said that he chose to send letters home to quell rumors and speculation apparently fueled by Facebook postings.
He defended the school’s handling of the matter: “I think in terms of extinguishing the game,the school and the staff did an excellent job.”
Since the letter went home, Sprung said, he’s been contacted by about 15 to 20 parents, some of whom were upset about having to discuss the sensitive topic with their children.
“Since the surge in facebook discussions, all staff at Washington has been notified of the game and will be watching for any incidents of the game,” Spung said in his letter to parents.
He told msnbc.com that the level of playground supervision has remained the same: “We have not needed to increase the monitors,” he said.
In elementary school! What on earth?
THE FLOOR IS LAVA
To be honest, I can’t recall those missing kids that got national attention getting found anyway, so…