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SHS Dress Opposite Sex Day for Spirit Week

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Appalled

Jasper, TX

#1 Feb 11, 2010
Today was "Dress the Opposite Sex Day" at Sally High as part of Spirit Week. I can't believe that in this day and age, the school administration would support and approve this. There are plenty of other ways to promote sprit week and let the students have fun other than cross-dressing. Is the administration aware of what was probably occurring in the halls today, making it worse than any other day? I can only imagine the comments, the grabbing and the groping that went on today.
Other schools have discontinued this activity due to parent complaints and lawsuits. Come on school administration, what on earth were you thinking? This is the 21st century and behavior such as this is simply not tolerated. It sounds like you need to do some homework and make yourself knowledgeable about sensitivity, discrimination, affirmative action and sexual harassment laws. You need to fully understand that school administation was promoting and inviting sexual harassment and discrimination by allowing this. If it makes just one person uncomfortable, it is one person too many. These laws are there for a reason. Is it possible that the school district does not take sexual harassment, discrimination, affirmative action seriously? Sure makes me wonder??
come on

Salamanca, NY

#2 Feb 11, 2010
Appalled wrote:
Today was "Dress the Opposite Sex Day" at Sally High as part of Spirit Week. I can't believe that in this day and age, the school administration would support and approve this. There are plenty of other ways to promote sprit week and let the students have fun other than cross-dressing. Is the administration aware of what was probably occurring in the halls today, making it worse than any other day? I can only imagine the comments, the grabbing and the groping that went on today.
Other schools have discontinued this activity due to parent complaints and lawsuits. Come on school administration, what on earth were you thinking? This is the 21st century and behavior such as this is simply not tolerated. It sounds like you need to do some homework and make yourself knowledgeable about sensitivity, discrimination, affirmative action and sexual harassment laws. You need to fully understand that school administation was promoting and inviting sexual harassment and discrimination by allowing this. If it makes just one person uncomfortable, it is one person too many. These laws are there for a reason. Is it possible that the school district does not take sexual harassment, discrimination, affirmative action seriously? Sure makes me wonder??
I remember having that same day during spirit week in the 70's. It was called boy/girl day. What's the big deal?
Mr_Nice_Guy

Atlanta, GA

#3 Feb 11, 2010
This doesn't strike me as a huge deal. I remember that we did silly things like this, too. I didn't bother to actually dress up, but it was funny to see how others did.

If it was mandated, that would be another matter.

Since: Jul 09

United States

#4 Feb 12, 2010
It wasn't mandated, some did it, some didn't.

Appalled, you are what's wrong with our society. Give me a fu*king break. They have been doing this day for over 50 years and now your are going to complain. Lighten up, spread some spirit and let the kids be kids.

With your type of mentality, which books should we be burning? Are you a descendant of some southern KKK member? Are these kids and their parents going to hell for having fun? Maybe we should cane the administrators for letting this event happen?
miller

Hudson, NH

#5 Feb 12, 2010
Homophobic? Appalled from Framingham?
leena

Buffalo, NY

#6 Feb 12, 2010
It's all in good clean fun. There are far worse things than this to worry about.
MS Parent

Waterloo, Canada

#7 Feb 12, 2010
I personally don't agree with Appalled on this one, but to label him KKK or as a book burner because he voiced his opinion speaks volumes more about you than it does him.

Since: Jul 09

Little Valley, NY

#8 Feb 12, 2010
MS Parent wrote:
I personally don't agree with Appalled on this one, but to label him KKK or as a book burner because he voiced his opinion speaks volumes more about you than it does him.
It goes to show that, that type of mentality is from the religious right, intolerant, political correct, etc... In case you didn't get it, it was sarcasm.
SalamancaBornRai sed

Lockport, NY

#9 Feb 12, 2010
My kids came home and said the girls all dress like hookers. Girls wearing tiny tank tops, fish net stockings and short shorts, is it safe to assume that the dress code was not enforced this week?
Bear

United States

#10 Feb 12, 2010
SalamancaBornRaised wrote:
My kids came home and said the girls all dress like hookers. Girls wearing tiny tank tops, fish net stockings and short shorts, is it safe to assume that the dress code was not enforced this week?
Did this really effect your kids in anyway? Did it distrupt their learning? Probably not.

If its Spirit Week doesnt this usually pertain to upper classman? Of course a girl at that age will call any other girl a hooker. Thats just something you are going to have to get over, accept and relax about.
Not so Mr Nice

Bethlehem, PA

#11 Feb 12, 2010
Spirit week is supposed to be fun for the kids. You cannot take the entire HS male student body into the auditorium and tell them not to touch each other one week and turn around the next week and encourage them to dress like girls. It's all fun and games until your kid gets teabagged in the locker room. There is not good clean fun happening behind those doors. There are numerous options these kids could have come up with for a Spirit Day!
Appalled

United States

#12 Feb 12, 2010
SABSRULE wrote:
It wasn't mandated, some did it, some didn't.
Appalled, you are what's wrong with our society. Give me a fu*king break. They have been doing this day for over 50 years and now your are going to complain. Lighten up, spread some spirit and let the kids be kids.
With your type of mentality, which books should we be burning? Are you a descendant of some southern KKK member? Are these kids and their parents going to hell for having fun? Maybe we should cane the administrators for letting this event happen?
You sure are one angry dude SABSRULE. I am not a bible thumper, I am not a member of the KKK nor am I from the south. If you were up to speed on what is going on in the school, you would be well aware that there is a serious problem with inappropriate behavior and other issues. By designating dressing in the opposite sex day, school leaders are sending the wrong message and basically giving a green light for students to behave and act inappropriately. What was acceptable 50 years ago, 20 years ago, or 1 year ago does not necessarily make it acceptable today. Should the kids be allowed to have fun at school? Absolutely? However, my point was that given the current situation at the school, I think this was not very well thought out.

Since: Jul 09

United States

#13 Feb 12, 2010
Okay,I am not angry. I am tired of people being "politically correct". I have a problem with people being PC. Sometimes we have to call a spade a spade.

For the most part, I see nothing but kids acting like kids and showing school spirit. I do neither condone nor object to kids wanting to wear opposite gender clothing. In the long run, it makes no difference to me. When you were a kid, did you ever try to push the envelop? The difference between now and then was our parents weren't afraid to put a boot up our a$$.

I have a child in every school in the district and seeing how I talk to my children every day, I would like to think that I have some sensible, knowledgeable idea of what goes on there.

Some, most, of the things that go on there, tea-bagging, cloud-nine are nothing new. I remember them happening when I went to school over 20 years ago. Do I think that those types of "games" belong anywhere in our society, no. However, unless the parents worry more about being parents instead of being friends, it will always happen. Parents, of my generation, are more concerned with being their kids friends and that's whats wrong with our school, not kids dressing in drag.

You want to clean up the school, start by cleaning up the parents.
whatswrong here

Niagara Falls, NY

#14 Feb 12, 2010
SABSRULE wrote:
Okay,I am not angry. I am tired of people being "politically correct". I have a problem with people being PC. Sometimes we have to call a spade a spade.
For the most part, I see nothing but kids acting like kids and showing school spirit. I do neither condone nor object to kids wanting to wear opposite gender clothing. In the long run, it makes no difference to me. When you were a kid, did you ever try to push the envelop? The difference between now and then was our parents weren't afraid to put a boot up our a$$.
I have a child in every school in the district and seeing how I talk to my children every day, I would like to think that I have some sensible, knowledgeable idea of what goes on there.
Some, most, of the things that go on there, tea-bagging, cloud-nine are nothing new. I remember them happening when I went to school over 20 years ago. Do I think that those types of "games" belong anywhere in our society, no. However, unless the parents worry more about being parents instead of being friends, it will always happen. Parents, of my generation, are more concerned with being their kids friends and that's whats wrong with our school, not kids dressing in drag.
You want to clean up the school, start by cleaning up the parents.
Exactly!!! Parents need to wake up. You can't put all of the blame on the school when a parent is just too busy to pay attention to what is going on. Being a parent is the most important job you'll ever have and time goes by fast. Kids are kids and none of them are perfect. When they do something wrong they should be punished so they can learn right from wrong. It only means that you love them and kids want you to disapline them.
MS Parent

Waterloo, Canada

#15 Feb 12, 2010
SABSRULE wrote:
<quoted text>
It goes to show that, that type of mentality is from the religious right, intolerant, political correct, etc... In case you didn't get it, it was sarcasm.
Sarcasm rarely translates well in the written word.

Since: Jul 09

United States

#16 Feb 12, 2010
MS Parent wrote:
<quoted text>
Sarcasm rarely translates well in the written word.
I will give you that.
Who is in charge

Niagara Falls, NY

#17 Feb 12, 2010
SalamancaBornRaised wrote:
My kids came home and said the girls all dress like hookers. Girls wearing tiny tank tops, fish net stockings and short shorts, is it safe to assume that the dress code was not enforced this week?
This isn't the first year they have dressed this way. I saw it a couple of years ago and couldn't beleive that the school or the parents would let their girls dress this way, even for spirit week. They thought nothing of it and I see it hasn't improved any.
hello

Depew, NY

#18 Feb 13, 2010
SABSRULE wrote:
You want to clean up the school, start by cleaning up the parents.
What parents?
He calls me mom

United States

#19 Feb 13, 2010
Pardon me for being naive. I live in my own little bubble where everything is hunky dorey and my husband and I have many discussions on this sort of thing and I become quite shocked with most things I learn. But could someone please riddle-me-this, if it is opposite sex day then why are the girls dressing like hookers. I would have pictured the girls wearing button up shirts and ties and the boys wearing skirts and stockings with make-up and maybe balloons on their chest. At least that is how we did it in my day and I only graduated 10 years ago.
CMON

Venus, PA

#20 Feb 16, 2010
The girls weren't dressed like hookers. It was an exaggeration by other children. It was for class color day. The girls wore gym shorts. These shorts were in no way inappropriate. They wore tights under them that looked like fishnet stockings. There was nothing inappropriate or hookerish about them.

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