Father-daughter dances: Gateway drug to blatant gender stereotype [Darleen Click]
And RI ACLU is here to guard the good people of Rhode Island against evil activities that lead to such things as women reading romance novels and men looking at pr0n …
A school district in Cranston, R.I., has decided to ban father-daughter and mother-son activities because of fears they are illegal under gender discrimination law.
The superintendent of the school district in Cranston, R.I., acted after a single mom complained that her daughter was not able to attend a father-daughter dance, report the Providence Journal and 630WPRO.com. The American Civil Liberties Union wrote a letter to the school on behalf of the mother.
School Superintendent Judith Lundsten said the federal Title IX statute has an exemption for “father-son” and “mother-daughter” events, but state law does not, the Providence Journal said. Lundsten’s decision puts an end to the father-daughter dance and the mother-son baseball game, 630WPRO says.
ACLU spokeshole Steve Brown makes it clear that the Left knows better how to run people’s lives better than they do
“This is 2012 and they [public schools] should not be in the business of fostering blatant gender stereotypes.” [...]
“In 2012 not every girl necessarily wants to grow up and be Cinderella, some might actually like to go out on the baseball field and a public school of all places should not be suggesting otherwise,” said the ACLU’s Brown.
“I think when schools tell girls you love dances and boys you love baseball game, I think that is going too far. That is the whole point of having laws and policies to say public schools should not be the business of really encouraging such blatant stereotypes about what girls like and what boys like,” said Brown.
Oh, heavens, and here I thought laws were about protecting an individual’s rights from harm, including the right to choose activities they wish to voluntarily participate in. I guess in 2012 it’s all about nudging society in the direction of the Left Utopia of genderless beings who are Equal.In.All.Ways.
Just how many examples of the Left’s War on American Culture need to be exposed before the pragmatists stop wringing their hands and bleating “we can’t GO there, we can’t discuss this, we’ll lose the moderates”?
Tags: aclu, culture war, father-daughter dance, gender stereotype, rhode island