Is questioning a female Toronto District School Board principal now misogyny?

A reader submitted this video of what appears to be a recorded conversation between a male caller and a female school principal of the Toronto District School Board in Ontario, Canada:

However, it appears that the account holder of the video labeled the conversation by the male caller as sexist because the male caller asked the Principal some questions, and he became upset when the Principal could not provide a proper response to his questions.

After listening to the entire 6 minute Youtube clip, this blog detects no form of sexism, misogyny or any other form of hateful speech in the recording.

The Youtube clip starts off with a male who identified himself as a parent.

The Principal of the TDSB school denied something about some incident which occurred on September 15, 2014 at her school regarding unprofessional customer service. Thereafter, she kept on deflecting some of the male caller’s questions. In addition, the Principal reiterated that he should speak with her Superintendent. From the number she provided, the Superintendent manages the TDSB schools in the North York borough of Toronto.

Throughout the conversation, the male caller became very upset when he did not get the answers he was looking for regarding school policies, and at the ending portion of the conversation the male caller expresses his grievances and provides a few suggestions for better customer service.

It is common knowledge that the Toronto District School Board fails in customer service, and this video is evidence of how some staff members in high job positions fail to uphold professional customer service in the public education sector in Canada.

In this blog’s opinion, the call made by the male caller was not outrageous, and the male caller exercised his fundamental right of questioning authority. There appears to be no form of harassment on the call other than a concerned individual who became upset over the Toronto District School Board’s poor customer service.


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