Wait a minute! This sounds like “homophobia!” What’s wrong with two boys holding hands? This is Barry Benghazi’s new Amerika! Boys holding hands is not only adored and admired, it’s expected!
Publik skools should be outlawed as crimes against humanity
Hold hands is blatant forcing of homosexual identity. Shaking hands and vowing a rematch...
If the principal doesn’t know the difference between holding hands and shaking hands, he needs to be sent to a Gender Awareness Study Camp and taught the difference.
OMG the principal is male? What horrible thing happened to this poor confused creature? Maybe "he" is transgendered or something.
Well if holding hands doesn’t work the next step will be to have them kiss and make up...if that doesn’t work???
In my day this would have gotten that Principal’s ass kicked...on the spot.
This was apparently a real tough “thug” school, and this principal was sent in to clean up the mess. He told the tough guys they could be suspended or else be humiliated by sitting in a public place and holding hands with one another for an hour. The thugs chose humiliation, and now they are trying to retaliate against the principal—with the help of the ever-so-sensitive-to-homophobia media AND YOU GUYS. The principal is the good guy, folks.
This actually can be an effective punishment. My sister-in-law did this when my two youngest step-nephews would be fighting with each other. As I understand it, they would stand there humiliated, holding each other’s hand, often squeezing. But it apparently did cut down on the fighting by making the alternative worse as far as the boys were concerned.
Kiss and make up. Then report to the principle’s office for weekly spankings.
some attitudes about some kinds of behavior are of our own creation - in our owm minds - and not intrinsicly about things that are - by nature - unmasculine or unfeminine
they are often only unmasculine or unfeminine because that’s how we have grown up to think of them
the further back in time you go, when you can find drawings or early photos of teenage boys and of men, simple physical closeness and affection was easy to see - it was not sexual, it was SO NOT sexual it was thereby free of modern taboos that identify it as always sexual
in Lincoln’s day, and earlier, men shared a bed, often a small bed, and thought nothing of it; it was not thought of as unmanly, because no one thought of it as unmanly;
two strains in western culture have gradually changed this; both those trying to lift everything “gay” up - lifting-up and promoting “gay” identity, and deep concerns by those who are NOT “gay” to NOT appear so; both of these trends have been excessive, turning every bit of male mutual physcicality into homoeroticism by both those wanting to promote homoeroticism and those concerned about it
in Korea (and some other Asian societies) close male friends, including adults, can walk hand-n-hand in public and no one assumes “oh they must be gay”
when I was in the military in Korea it was not out of the ordinary to see two or three young Korean soldiers lounging together, arms and legs all-a-jumble, on single twin bed; it was totally NOT sexual; not even “romantic”; just guiltless ease of a physically warm relationship; not about orgasims; about friendships and childlike innocense in them
it was also about innocense - you would have had to tell them they were doing something “effeminate”, something “sexual”, something “unmanly”, something “wrong”, and then they’d probably ask why it was wrong, and none of your explanations would do any good because they had never known your kind of thoughts on the subject; all the “bad” connotations for what they were doing were not part of their thoughts; they were not play-acting in an unmanly and feminine way; they were not becoming aroused; they were not being romantic; they were innocent of all the bad ideas you might have had for their behavior;
yes, in our culture right now it is a badge of shame, or a silly badge of “pride” when two young men hold hands
it should be neither
our culture has lost something when those are the only two options most people think of as true
men holding hands or not holding hands is not a question about to be “manly” or not; it’s a question about perception, and perception is most often like beauty - in the eye of the beholder and not in some quantifiable intrinsic value