Young teenage boys at a school in Victoria, Australia, were forced to stand up during an assembly and apologize to girls at the school on behalf of their gender.
Australian media outlet 7News reported that parents of male students at Brauer College in Warrnambool were outraged to learn about what their children were forced to do. One parent, Danielle Shephard, told the outlet that her 12-year-old son felt confused after he was forced to apologize.
“He said that he was made to stand up and basically apologize… it wasn’t explained properly to the male students what they were doing or why they were doing it,” Shephard told the outlet.
The exercise was conducted after more than a dozen students and parents at another school made accusations of sexual harassment and assault. Shephard said Brauer parents weren’t warned that an assembly on consent would take place or that boys would be forced to apologize to girls for something they personally had not done. (Read more from “Teenage Boys Forced to Apologize to Girls at School on Behalf of Their Gender” HERE)