It never ceases to amaze how those supposedly educated folks we entrust to instruct our kids can be so utterly ridiculous and foolish.
An elementary school in Utah is having a Valentine’s Day dance. You know where this is going. They’re going to screw it up.
One of the 6th grade girls was told that if a boy asked her to dance that she was not allowed to say “no,” that she had to dance with him whether she liked it/him or not.
Apparently the geniuses who work at and run the school haven’t heard of that whole MeToo Movement.
It gets worse. The kids have to fill out cards with names of other kids they’d feel comfortable dancing with.
You can’t make this stupidity up. The story is true.
OK. Time to insert “When I was a kid” anecdote.
When I was in the 6th grade there was no question who my favorite girl was. Not even close. By a mile it was Debbie Huck. The brunette had stolen all my affection since I first laid eyes on her in the 1st grade.
Debbie was very nice, very smart, very pretty, and possessed an amazing figure for her age.
For a fact if we were at a school dance and I asked Debbie to dance and she politely said “no” because she was so neat that she could probably let me down perfectly, too, that I would be bummed. Temporarily.
I may have asked her why, maybe not. And then I’d simply look around in an effort to find Gail Glisch.
Under no circumstances would I have cried to Mom or Dad that I felt horrible, that Debbie wasn’t kind to me, and that they needed to go complain to a teacher or principal.
“Sends a bad message to girls that girls have to say ‘yes’; sends a bad message to boys that girls can’t say ‘no.'”
A fairly reasonable concept the people with the multiple degrees can’t seem to grasp.