In the small village of Wongarbon, Australia, about 381 km northwest of Sydney, a strange phenomenon has taken place; a 12-year-old girl named Ruby Callaghan has apparently traveled back in time during a routine school day. Her father, in a state of disbelief, has written a letter demanding an explanation from the educational institute, claiming that his daughter left the house on Tuesday morning in the current year of 2017, was transported back to 1968 upon entering the school building, and was returned to him endowed with harrowing tales of gender-segregated field trips. “My reaction was one of disappointment,” Stephen Callaghan told Bored Panda.

According to Dubbo West Public School’s latest newsletter, ahead of the its self-proclaimed Boy’s And Girl’s Day, girls will be “treated to fabulous hair and light make-up,” while boys will be “going to Bunnings [hardware store], activities and a BBQ lunch.” Though a Department of Education spokesperson has stated that any student can choose either activity, Ruby’s father told us that she “specifically asked her teacher if she could go to Bunnings instead and was told it was only for the boys.” Could the space-time continuum have been breached, or are kids still being subjected to such forms of casual sexism in 2017?

“I feel the school has a responsibility to break down these gender divisions,” Mr. Callaghan said further on the matter. As a father to 3 girls, the issue is especially dear to him, and he added that he and his wife wish to give their daughters “the confidence to speak up when they feel they are being discriminated against because they are female.”

Just like most of us back home, Ruby reportedly saw both the humor and the sad reality in her dad’s letter, and was glad he sent it. Scroll down to read it for yourself, and don’t forget to add your view in the comments.

A father in Australia is accusing his daughter’s school of unauthorized time-travel after a ‘serious incident’


“Dear Principal,

I must draw your attention to a serious incident which occurred yesterday at your school where my daughter Ruby is a year 6 student.

When Ruby left for school yesterday it was 2017 but when she returned home in the afternoon she was from 1968.

I know this to be the case as Ruby informed me that the “girls” in Year 6 would be attending the school library to get their hair and make-up done on Monday afternoon while the “boys” are going to Bunnings.

Are you able tos earch the school buildings for a rip in the space-time coninuum? Perhaps there is a faulty Flux Capacitor hidden away in the girls toilet block?

I look forward to this being rectified and my daughter and others girls at the school being returned to this millenium where schools activities are not divided among gender lives.


Stephen Callaghan”

We contacted Mr. Callaghan for comment, and he revealed that Ruby “specifically asked her teacher if she could go to Bunnings instead and was told it was only for the boys”

Some people, perhaps blind to the perils of space-time continuum fractures, stood behind the school


Others, however, were quick to commend the father on his stance against bygone eras and their mindsets


He even came forward to brilliantly sum up the entire dialogue

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