When Did The World Become So Sensitive

I recently saw a post on the Mommyish Facebook page, that honestly annoyed the hell out of me.

And I see similar posts almost daily, about how offended people are by something.

The article on Mommyish’s website states that a teacher printed off bathroom passes for her class. This is what they looked like:


If I were to look at this without reading the original article, I wouldn’t think a thing of it. Looks like a regular bathroom pass to me.

But then again, I went to a school where we just got permission to go, no passes were needed. So maybe I’m not in a position to judge. But I was once a high school student and I have used the restroom plenty of times, so I think that’s enough experience to give an opinion.

Apparently this is extremely offensive because of the recent transgender issues that have surfaced over the past few years.

This post is not to give my opinion on the transgender topic itself, but on the sensitivity of the world lately.


These bathroom passes do not say “No transgender students allowed” or “If you don’t know, don’t go.”

It says “Don’t get confused.”

That simply means pick one bathroom or the other.

Now if you do a bit of research, you will find that the teacher meant no harm by this.

If these are the same passes that were used for years, why are they just not offending people? Why are people just now outraged and want the teacher fired for “being a bully.”

If you’ve got to high school, private or public, I’m sure you know what sometimes takes place in bathrooms. I’ve heard many tales from when I was in school, and I hear horror stories from my mother, who works at a high school.

I feel that Mrs. Cravey was attempting to be witty, but forceful at the same time. She wants the best for students, and does not want her students going into the wrong bathroom and being inappropriate.

Why are kids and parents so offended now?

Human biology is the same as it always has been, but the world has to change it’s tone and watch what is said so people don’t get their feelings hurt?

I don’t mean to sound rude, but grow up.

Both parents and kids.

What kids do understand in school is that in the real, adult world, there are many mean and nasty things that can and will be said. Or watched, or read, or experienced.

You can run straight to Facebook and Twitter and whine your poor little heart out, but where does that get you? Maybe it’ll get a teacher fired though she meant no harm. Maybe it’ll get a few people to feel sorry for you. But is that considered a success?

I think not.

How are schools supposed to keep up with the ever-changing sensitivities in today’s society? It’s impossible. There will always be some group that feels hurt or left out and throws a fit about it.

I completely agree with equal rights for all–but when new groups and societies and minorities are created out of thin air, you can’t expect the world to completely change it’s ways–or in this case, change it’s bathroom passes.

When I was in school, I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone offended over something so minor. But I know it’s not a generational thing, because it’s my age group, younger, older, all ages. Something clicked over the last few years (Hillary? lol jk, but not really) that turned everyone into a bunch of pansies. Maybe someone came out with a new brand of undies that were super easy to bunch. Who knows.

I guess the purpose of my rant is to point out how easily offended we have become, and how easily it is to get in trouble for something you didn’t intend. Honestly, it’s tough to live in a world where you have to watch what you say on Facebook or you will get torn apart by all two billion different activist groups.

Check out the article from Mommyish and let me know what you think. Is this a sign of over-sensitivity, or were they right in making a big deal out of it? A penny for your thoughts!

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