Saturday, October 8, 2016

Unpacking Casual Offenses In Class

"You're such a bitch," T said to another male student in class.

"What was that?" I asked.

"Nothing. I just called him a girl," T said.

"First, you said 'bitch' but lets just put aside, and talk about the fact that you equated being a bitch, an animal, not a human, to being a girl. So girls aren't people?"

"No. I didn't mean that. I just meant, you know, he's like a girl."

"Let's unpack that."

Several students perked up. They'd seen this happen before. They'd seen people called out on casually offensive statements.