Skip to comments.School District Bans Father-Daughter Dances After Single Mom Complains
Posted on 09/19/2012 5:15:08 PM PDT by sirchtruth
In an effort to comply with state laws about gender discrimination, a Rhode Island school district has banned father-daughter dances and mother-son baseball games after a single mom complained that her daughter wasn't able to attend a dance.
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I’m offended by all these offended people. Lets ban being offended.
Only a bad mother would selfishly spoil this experience for other children, because her daughter will definitely suffer for it. She will be forever tarred by her mother’s actions.
I have seen this story before, and really do not know what the issue is.
My elementary school years were in the ‘50, no dad in the picture, when our school had a father daughter dance, my best friends father took us both.
I remember like it was yesterday, he held both our hands and walked in telling us he was a lucky dad, to have two daughters that night.
This woman had no men in her life? A brother, grandfather, older brother, uncle, friend.....who could have taken the little girl?
Isn't awesome that now all the other kids get to suffer for this POS' life choices?
...when stupid laws are passed because of someone’s “feelings” that person should be publicly introduced.....The ACLU could make up any complaint and threaten any town with anything. Small towns can not afford legal action, so they ride rough shot over them.
I’m tired of people being able to sue for anything that “upsets” them. Start identifying them!
Tough crap. Maybe mom should have stayed married to dad. Or maybe grandpa cpor an uncle can take her instead. Geez. Schools operate on zero intelligence policies nowadays.
I bet the mother is a real piece of work. Probably a good reason she is single.
Wonder who SHE will vote for. Hmmmmm.
I’m going out on a limb here — contrary to my usual conservative opinions. I think the whole idea of father/daughter and mother/son activities in school is stupid. We never had those when I was a kid and never had them when my kids were kids either. I come from an intact family, and my own family is intact. But, considering the number of kids who have no fathers present, for one reason or another, I think that there is too much room for hurt feelings for this to be a school activity.
With a 50% divorce rate and many single moms in society today, what are their kids supposed to do? This reminds me of Nathanial Hawthorne’s Scarlet Letter. And how about all the kids in military towns whose fathers are deployed overseas?
My own father survived polio as a small child and walked with a limp the rest of his life which embarrassed him in public. He would never have taken me to a dance, although he did everything else for me.
I can’t believe all the fuss the newscasters are making about this on TV today.
Can’t she go find a new Baby-Dadddy for the week of the dance?? Or is she afraid that New Baby-Daddy will become Grandbaby-Daddy?
Anything to avoid talking about the ongoing Baraqqi Depression and the 16 trillion in debt.....
"The school district recognized that in the 21st century, public schools have no business fostering the notion that girls prefer to go to formal dances while boys prefer baseball games," the statement read. "PTOs remain free to hold family dances and other events, but the time has long since passed for public school resources to encourage stereotyping from the days of Ozzie and Harriet. Not every girl today is interested in growing up to be Cinderella -- not even in Cranston."
This ACLU dork, Brown is a complete asshat! What a smarmy dork! It's almost as if these ACLU gov't prix HATE "tradition," especially if it's American!
I agree - we should never waste time on frivolous activities.
I wonder if it has to do with sexual preference...or, oh wait, genes?
When I was in high school, there were mother and daughter tea parties. Those were probably banned long ago.
So one slut is embarrassed, and everyone else has to suffer. ‘Aint that America, home of the free, little slut Napoleons for you and me.
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