One of the more fun subreddits to peruse on the popular site Reddit is know by the initials TIFU, which stands for “Today I F*cked Up”. In the category, posters tell stories of major faux pas or unwise moves they or others made that day. You will see things like “TIFU by Showing My Testicle to a Lot of People” or “TIFU by Eating Too Many Cashews on Friday Night”. The titles are often curious and draw the reader in to hear the rest of the story.
But this week one of the most popular TIFU posts was about a second grade class teacher who allowed parents to bring snacks to class, only to have to deal with a self-proclaimed “feminist” who thought it a good idea to bring cookies made to look like vaginas. To be very specific, the cookies looked like vulvas, but let’s not get too hung up on the details, shall we?
The teacher tells the tale thusly:
"[The mother who was slated to bring in snacks this week] comes into the classroom with a pan full of treats and brings them to me and says with a smile 'I decided you can use these to teach the kids about the woman’s vagina today'. Baffled and completely caught off guard I slowly peel the aluminum foil off the pan to behold a plethora of sugar cookie and frosting vaginas. Not just any old vagina, but ALL KINDS OF VAGINAS. There were small, puffy, white, brown, shaved, bald, and even a fire crotch with beef curtains. perplexed I give the parent the most professional look I can muster and quietly reply 'I’m sorry Autumn [a fake name], but I can’t give these to my students. This just isn’t appropriate.'"
Apparently the mother went into a rant about the teacher’s refusing to allow the cookies to be given to the second-grade students.
“[The mother] starts yelling in front of the class about how ‘I should be proud of my vagina’ and ‘I am settling for a women’s role in life'. Utterly bemused and frozen from shock all I can do is stand and stare at the woman as the word 'vagina' is yelled in front of my second grade class about 987,000 times. Finally after what seemed like an eternity, she storms out of the class leaving her vagina cookies on my desk.”
But the story did not end there. The angry mother took to email and blasted the poor teacher again. Spelling and grammatical structure have been preserved from the original source documents. Names of the teacher, mother, and student are redacted.
“Miss [redacted], I would just like to take the time and express my feeling of todays [sic] incident. I thought you were a very well educated [sic] women [sic] due to your accomplishments and your well known [sic] teaching methods. You have completely changed my mind. You are on e of the most closed minded [sic] women I know. You settled for less when you became a teacher because that is known as a women’s [sic] job. Why teaching because you are a woman?
"Why are you denying important education to our future leaders of the world. [sic] I must say that knowing the human body both for men and women is a beautiful thing and you are depriving them for [sic] that. We as women should stand together and inform people about the vagina and how to please it. I will no longer be participating on Fridays due to the lack of disrespect [sic] I was shown today. We should celebrate the vagina, not be embarrassed by it. So I [redacted], we [sic] be taking or trying to take [child’s name withheld] out of your class due to your cliche role in life in being a teacher and not wanting to empower women.
“I hope you end up with an abusive husband that beats on you every night."
The teacher has now updated her original Reddit post to reflect the news that:
* The kid was removed from class by the parent and moved to a private school
* The parent is no longer allowed on district property
* School administration refused to answer whether or not they were taking action
* No pictures were taken of the cookies
* No action was taken against my friend, administration deemed she handled it professionally
* The cookies were actually pretty good
As for the cookies, this is apparently not an actual picture of them, but may give you an idea of what they were like:
— KiSS 92.5 (@KiSS925) September 26, 2014