Just when you thought news headlines couldn't get any more ridiculous or controversial, here comes the "vagina cookies" story that is currently taking Reddit by storm, and by most accounts is going viral.
As the story goes, the mother concerned, who is known as "Autumn Lily Speaker," is a self-proclaimed feminist. The story broke on Reddit after if was posted by a user named JPStudly, a friend of the second-grade teacher.
Studly reportedly obtained permission from the teacher to share the story on the internet in a post she published on Wednesday. No real names have been released, nor locations -- or in fact any other substantial details -- leading many to suggest the story is too far-fetched to be true.
Then again, the "Angry Feminist Vagina Cookie Mom" post has thousands of comments, and has been shared left, right, and center, and why not? It's a fascinating story.
Eurthisnthat.com reported that Studly begins her post by writing, "This is a friend's story and she isn't a Redditor but I begged her to let me post it from the perspective that she told the story in."
She goes on to explain the details of how students at the school were "rewarded" that particular week for behaving well, and parents were encouraged to bring treats to the class on Fridays.
The student's mother-in-question allegedly turned up on one such Friday with the Vagina Cookies and said to the teacher, with a smile, "I decided you can use these to teach the kids about the woman's vagina today."
The nameless teacher recalls, "I slowly peel the aluminium foil off the pan to behold a plethora of sugar cookie and frosting vaginas. Not just any old vagina, but ALL KINDS OF VAGINAS. There were small, puffy, white, brown, shaved, bald, and even a fire crotch with beef curtains. Perplexed I give the parent the most professional look I can muster and quietly reply 'I'm sorry Autumn, but I can't give these to my students. This just isn't appropriate."
At this point, the parent reportedly began screaming at the teacher, in front of the whole class, telling her that she should be proud of her vagina.
The teacher said, "Finally after what seemed like an eternity, she storms out of the class leaving her vagina cookies on my desk. I scramble to collect my thoughts and take control of the situation before my second graders develop vaginal PTSD. My only thought is to scrape off the vagina frosting and hand out the plain sugar cookies to my students."
The story has led to a lot of discussion and debate on what the teacher should, or should not have done under the circumstances. Many people shared their thoughts on what the right course of action should have been.