A Korean high school student’s response to a survey on homosexuality went viral in Korea after a teacher posted it online.The principal suspected that two students were in a lesbian relationship and created a survey to find out who they were and punish them.
Students were told their answers were anonymous and their honesty would help create a ‘safe and healthy school environment.’
They were asked what they thought of homosexuality, if they thought there were any at the school and which year had the most gay students?
Amongst many other absurd questions, last question was,
‘What action does the school need to take against homosexuals?’
This is what a student answered:
‘None. Homosexuality is a student’s personal characteristic that a school cannot interfere with. This survey itself, created for the purpose of punishing such activities, is absurd. Just as how introverted people take longer than others to make social relationships, and how neat/clean people’s frequency of cleaning is higher than others, [homosexuality] is just a person’s special tendency.
‘Before trying to create a healthy living environment, the school should work on its own mental level, since it is the learning environment of students. The school installed high tech whiteboards and new grass for our athletic field to be progressive. And the essay writing contest pointed out the modern day problems in discrimination, and the prompt was based on sex inequality.’
There is no age to learn a lesson, is there Mr. Principal?
As far as the student’s answer is concerned.