A Mass. school committee rescinded a superintendent candidate’s job offer after he referred to women as ‘ladies’ | Category: General Source
> Perrone, currently interim superintendent of schools in West Springfield, told the Daily Hampshire Gazette that Kwiecinski said using “ladies” was a microaggression and “the fact that he didn’t know that as an educator was a problem.”
am i that old?
**TL;DR:** This happened in the nearby town of Easthampton, MA, US. The school district approved Dr. Vito Perrone for the job of superintendent of [Easthampton Public Schools](https://epsd.us/) and when he replied to an email thanking the ‘ladies’, someone complained of a ‘micro-aggression’ and the school committee revoked his job offer.
I just can’t make this ridiculousness up. I don’t know this man and I don’t live in Easthampton but I decided I had to share this to hopefully attract more attention to this issue as I feel it’s a pretty insane reason to fire someone who seemed perfect for the job and I’m not even sure if this is legal.
What does everyone else think? Is this even legal?
Some other news links:
* [Western Mass News: Easthampton superintendent candidate offer revoked after addressing school committee as ‘ladies’](https://www.westernmassnews.com/2023/04/02/easthampton-superintendent-candidate-offer-revoked-after-addressing-school-committee-ladies/)
* [NEPM: Easthampton school superintendent search clouded in controversy after alleged ‘microaggression’](https://www.nepm.org/regional-news/2023-04-03/easthampton-school-superintendent-search-clouded-in-controversy-after-alleged-micro-aggression)
* [The Reminder: Perrone named Easthampton superintendent, offer later rescinded](https://www.thereminder.com/localnews/easthampton/perrone-named-easthampton-superintendent-offer-lat/)
* [MassLive: Easthampton School Committee to pick up superintendent search effort on Tuesday](https://www.masslive.com/news/2023/04/easthampton-school-committee-to-pick-up-superintendent-search-effort-on-tuesday.html)
When an episode of South Park becomes real life.
Real women are ladies. Real women are ladies that are born with wombs, uterus’s, fallopian tubes, menstrual cycles. Real women are ladies who experience and/or suffer from fertility and uterus issues, who experiences menstrual cramps, who experience endometriosis or pcos, and who go through menopause.
when I see “Mass” and then “School” I just don’t expect the next word to be committee anymore,
How sad is that?
Son of a bitch!
How is it that we are still living in a world where you can call women LADIES and get away with it? Let this man be an example for others: you cannot be an asshole anymore!
Very *NOT* oniony.
Double X chromosome humans of reddit, how would you prefer to be addressed as: “female”, “ladies”, “women”, or something else entirely?
he had the job offered to him. this was during salary negotiations
he referred to them as ladies, as he means – ladies and gentlemen
people getting butthurt over nothing
I know what he’s calling them now.
Qualified for the job? Sure but you didn’t follow our sacred code of political correctness so bye.
This has already been discussed in the Boston and Massachusetts subs. Allegedly, the superintendent candidate was harassing people involved in the decision making process at an outside event which led to them rescinding his offer for the position.
What a fucking joke. Dude takes a school to overperform metrics for a highschool and gets dismissed for saying “ladies.” Fuck ability and care for students, right?
Oh no I said “dude.”
we’re doomed if these are the people educating our future