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(NBC4)   Barbie kicked out of math class for being too perfect   ( divider line
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21376 clicks; posted to Main » on 27 Feb 2004 at 7:34 PM (13 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2004-02-27 05:05:52 PM  
Instead of using a Barbie doll, making the teenage girls feel uncomfortable about their bodies, they should use someone that everyone universally finds physically repulsive.

I suggest Sally struthers.
2004-02-27 05:14:22 PM  
That was always my excuse for not being in math class...
2004-02-27 05:27:40 PM  
Wasn't it something like if barbie were real that her back would break from the weight of her boobs or something like that?
2004-02-27 05:30:06 PM  
That's okay. Barbie always said math is hard anyway.
2004-02-27 06:21:42 PM  
Instead of using herself as a comparison case, the teacher should have referenced a popular iconic symbol that the kids relate to, like Britney Spears or Jessica Simpson. To keep it less sexual, she should have included IQ as a measurement...

oh wait, that would have defeated the purpose of the lesson, wouldn't it?
2004-02-27 07:37:12 PM  
Too sexual? Daaaamn, people - get a life.
2004-02-27 07:37:47 PM  
SHE is part of the rebel Alliance and a traitor.
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2004-02-27 07:38:56 PM  

Yes, although I find that claim highly dubious.
2004-02-27 07:39:53 PM  
Yeah, Barbie needs to get back to Home Ec anyhow. ;)
2004-02-27 07:40:05 PM  
stupid article. I will never get back the 2 minutes it took to read it. That was two minutes that I could have been drinking. Damn you Barbie!!!!
2004-02-27 07:40:25 PM  
So when they put barbie and ken together, they learn about multiplying?
2004-02-27 07:40:58 PM  
That's what she gets for being a barbie girl in a barbie world.
2004-02-27 07:41:50 PM  
Lets forget our troubles with a big bowl of strawberry ice cream!
2004-02-27 07:44:15 PM  
Too sexual? Daaaamn, people - get a life.

Well come on...the assignment DID have something to do with boobies. Anyone can see that this will twist and pervert the little children to the point where they will be having orgies in the classrooms, gangbangs in the hallways and will be running anal trains during recess.

I say good job in eliminating creativity, you puritanisticly crazed asshats.
2004-02-27 07:46:29 PM  

"Anyone can see that this will twist and pervert the little children to the point where they will be having orgies in the classrooms, gangbangs in the hallways and will be running anal trains during recess."

Damn, then I wish I was still in school. Damn you orgies!
2004-02-27 07:47:05 PM  

I know what you mean, but they were tiny plastic boobies. Besides, as a former little girl I can tell ya that no child I ever knew played with Barbies in a pure way. They were almost always naked & gettin' it on.
2004-02-27 07:47:38 PM  
I wish I had four hands so I could give them titties four hands down!
2004-02-27 07:47:54 PM  
Of course moms were mad. What mom wouldn't want a 2.3 inch waistline.
2004-02-27 07:49:21 PM  
"Math is hard. Let's go shopping!"
2004-02-27 07:49:58 PM  
Well maybe she was using two Barbies?

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2004-02-27 07:50:50 PM  
Malibu stacey says: Math is hard!

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2004-02-27 07:50:56 PM  
Thumbs. Darn that Charlie Murphy.
2004-02-27 07:54:54 PM  
I loves me that cree-azy biatch!
2004-02-27 07:55:03 PM  
"That thar taint the first tahm I gots kiked outta math class... guhilk"

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2004-02-27 07:59:03 PM  
This story was in the news a week ago in Michigan.
2004-02-27 08:00:54 PM  

Barbie teaching math?

[IRONIC]. "Math's tough! Let's go shopping!"

2004-02-27 08:04:10 PM  
If religion didn't pervert the opinions of the moronic masses by portraying sex as 'bad', this wouldn't have happened.

Religion is for idiots. You are likely an idiot.
2004-02-27 08:10:44 PM  
Farking typical, a teacher finds an original and inventive way to show children the hypocrisies of math and hypocrisies in women's body images and she gets slammed for it. And what sick fark parent out there thinks their child measuring them is sexual in nature? The assignment said to "compare to a relative", which would lead me to believe a parent or sibling of some kind. So, where is the sexual inappropriateness? WTF?
2004-02-27 08:16:23 PM  
2004-02-27 08:24:07 PM  

She told me she was 16...sorry about that.
2004-02-27 08:47:18 PM  
It wasn't because Barbie was too perfect. It's because teaching was going on.

That sort of thing can show up the other teachers and makes the administration uncomfortable with their M & M sized brains.
2004-02-27 08:54:46 PM  
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2004-02-27 09:00:26 PM  

a partial possible explaination is here:
2004-02-27 09:02:11 PM  
But some parents complained the assignment was too sexual in nature.
Read some as one Grrrr.

Are you unfulfilled, frustrated with your life? You can fix it! Yes, YOU! Take charge of your life by interfering in and causing trouble with others' lives! Imagine the power you'll feel! You're not a nobody! You can get Barbie out of the math class! You can join MADD! You can threaten to sue somebody, ANYBODY until your ass falls off. Then, when it does--you can sue your ass fell off!
Get out there now and start messing with other people! We're counting on YOU!
2004-02-27 09:05:43 PM  
She Who Waits,

I agree that is likely what happened here.

The public school systems I have seen seem to develop policies based on a few whiny vocal parents.
2004-02-27 09:17:32 PM  
. . .hypocrisies of math. . .

Er, what hypocristies of math?
2004-02-27 09:29:30 PM  
If she was smart and had some meat on her bones she would be perfect.
2004-02-27 09:30:10 PM  
From a girly girl:

I believe the correct quote is "Math class is TOUGH. Let's go to the MALL"

// failed too many math classes, had a talking Barbie.

/// does know how to cut hair thanks to talking Barbie.
2004-02-27 09:43:46 PM  
You can't blame this on adminstration.
They are at the mercy of the parents and there lawsuits.

It is a classic syndrome, everyone on fark will promise up and down that they won't be like these parents.
I would guess that at least 50% of you will be.

When People have that little Jimmy or Sally, they believe their child is perfect.
2004-02-27 09:59:34 PM  
Too sexual? She doesn't even have nipples!
2004-02-27 10:09:25 PM  
I make the costumes for the local Middle School's plays. In order to fit the kids, they have to be measured. I have to have a teacher watch while I have two other kids measure the actors, so there won't be any "sexual touches".
2004-02-27 10:16:39 PM  
Yep, booby mounds are just too sexual. Thanks, parents.

Poor kids. Sheesh. Where the hell are they SUPPOSED to learn about this stuff??
2004-02-27 10:18:25 PM  
Yay! Let's sexually repress kids and never teach them anything so they can get pregnant at 15!

How the ****************FARK***************** is measuring a barbie doll "sexual"?????

2004-02-27 10:20:24 PM  
Er, what hypocristies of math?

I find it hypocritical they won't let us make up numbers when the answer requires an imaginary number.
2004-02-27 10:23:50 PM  
Poor kids. Sheesh. Where the hell are they SUPPOSED to learn about this stuff??

In the locker room, from their peers!
2004-02-27 10:44:53 PM  
control - Exactly! Like eleventeen and thirty-twelve! I was a math major for FIVE years and never learned what comes after eleventeen.
2004-02-27 10:45:00 PM  
But some parents complained the assignment was too sexual in nature.

Parents offended by something that happens to their children at school? I'm friggin shocked.
2004-02-27 10:49:00 PM  
I'm sorry, but they're measuring plastic, that's all
it is, plastic.

Later on in life, some of them might be designing
plastic peices, and have to quality check said peices.
They'll look back at Barbie math class and realize
that's how they got where ever they got. They'll be
mechanical engineers, process engineers, people doing
NIST measurements... well, actually those would have
been WOMEN doing such, since the guys would have tossed
their's out the window.

Yep, a woman said not to do it, it's sexist, and all
those little girls won't grow up to be engineers and
such... and the guys... they will get ahead since they
measured the transformers, and GI Joes.
2004-02-27 11:06:35 PM  
Parents interfering with school curriculum is a particular pet peeve of mine. When I was in High School in the 70's, we had a parent who attempted to have banned the following:"Brave New World", "Catcher In The Rye","Lord Of The Flies","1984" and "Welcome To Monkey House".
She (the banning-biatch) put forth the reasoning that the books contained filth and would influence "the children" in a bad manner.
Amusing... in the light of both her daughters being voted "PartyGirl" and getting more action than the tap at a Home Coming kegger, but I digress.
One of the best experiences of my life (and I'm old--compared to a lot of you farkers) was being part of the group that fought for and successfully kept the books in the curriculum.
After the bru-ha-ha was over, her doc put her on hormones and she went and got a nice little job selling Avon.
2004-02-27 11:21:38 PM  
They had to conciously decide NOT to punish this guy. What's next, expelling girls for reading romance novels? Schools have gone too far.
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