Hourou Musuko – What Teachers Have to Say
My stand for cross-dressing would probably be similar to Chi-chan. It’s hard to overcome the hurdle for men, true, which is why I honestly think Nitori should really consider controlling himself on making the wrong impression before it’s too late.
Haha, wait, that’s not the point of this entry though. I would actually like to wonder on what should be the proper response of a teacher towards this kind of thing. No matter how you look at it, teachers are tasked to mold the personality of a student, and part of it is their awareness to their own sexuality.
Manabu had his own share of distress already with regards to Chiba so I guess I have to give him a break. I know he’s simply doing his responsibility as a teacher which is why he tried to reprimand Takatsuki. But when you try to reprimand a student, you don’t stupidly do that without thinking why the student did such a thing. Spouting non-sense and comparing Takatsuki to what Chi-chan did… what a nice choice of action. If I was that student I would have punched him already. Seriously. While I can understand Chiba’s dismay to this dense homeroom teacher, I just want to tell teachers like him that it takes a lot more thinking to understand students undergoing puberty and identity crisis. I don’t really see his concern for Takatsuki as well which is why I dislike him. It’s as if he’s doing the reprimanding part simply because he’ll be on trouble once a superior notices he didn’t do something about it.
Meanwhile, I like Kaneda better. He might be a little nonchalant about things he mentions, but you can see that he considers the questions he asks just like when he asked Takatsuki whether she hates seifukus. He knows how to steadily start a conversation that would make a student open up, unlike Manabu’s idiotic intro. Manabu’s intro is the best action to take if you want a student to be driven to a corner or to immediately close his ears to you. I guess he still has to learn lots before he gets to say anything good of a counsel to students. But, really, I can’t blame the students on why he is treated coldly. Then again, it is very much related. If you’re not likable (I see him trying to make an effort for the students but he simply makes the wrong choices), you won’t easily be able to make people open up to you.
Well, it was a good start that Manabu was able to recognize Nitori even though he decided to come to school with that kind of attire, meaning to say he tries to sharply observe his students (too bad physical observation won’t be enough for Saorin). Now, it makes me excited how the teachers would handle this kind of situation. What kind of reprimand Nitori would receive? Or will he ever receive one? The choices of the teachers are crucial at this point because the student would see any of their actions as either supportive or the opposite.
I see this situation as something the teachers won’t be able to handle alone. I suggest that the best action from here on is to discuss it with Nitori’s parents. If they choose to act alone, they better not make him feel nasty about his actions since we all know it took some courage for him to dress up like that, if they don’t want some emotional breakdown or suppressed emotions.
I’d be annoyed if the teachers would try to reiterate and solve the situation using norms and standards in society.