Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Dirty Dancing

Administrators at Union Grove High School in Wisconsin have imposed new "dancing rules" which have some students threatening to boycott an upcoming formal.
The new rules, announced mid-January, will first apply to the school's all-grade winter formal Jan. 30. For the formal, students and their guests will be videotaped during the dance and they must avoid specific provocative dance moves and wear dressy attire that covers enough..."When dancing back to front, all dancers must remain upright - no sexual bending is allowed," the policy reads. "Examples are, no hands on knees, and no hands on the dance floor with your buttocks touching your dance partner. There will be no touching of the breasts, buttocks or genitals. There will be no straddling of each others' legs."...The Union Grove policy says girls cannot have dresses that "expose cleavage, extend above the mid-thigh, (or) have slits extending above mid-thigh" and boys must wear collared shirts and dress pants.
Students feel that the new rules go "too far", especially with the video taping, which Principal Tom Hermann claims is a "precautionary measure". No specific incidents prompted the new written policy, showing that adult paranoia about teen sexuality knows no bounds.

3 comments:

Peter said...

Good joke, finding a school memorandum from a strict religious community - Amish perhaps? something like that - from 50 years ago and pretending it's something new. It is a joke, isn't it? Isn't it? Please, tell me it's a joke .....

NudistStop said...

In a similarly idiotic/paranoid vein, you may not have seen this:

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_14256926

SoCal district pulls dictionaries over sex term

The Associated Press
Posted: 01/23/2010 09:19:22 PM PST
Updated: 01/23/2010 09:19:22 PM PST

MENIFEE, Calif.—A Southern California school district has pulled dictionaries from classrooms because a parent complained when a child came across the term "oral sex."

District officials said Friday that the Menifee Union School District—which serves 9,000 kindergartners through eight graders in Riverside County—is forming a committee to consider a permanent classroom ban of the Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary.

A memo from Assistant Superintendent Karen Valdes acknowledged it is a respected resource but district officials found that "a number of referenced words are age-inappropriate."
Some parents and free-speech advocates said the district is overreacting.

Peter Scheer, executive director of the California First Amendment Coalition says "common sense seems to be lacking in this school."
Menifee is a city of about 67,000 people 80 miles southeast of Los Angeles.

Nudely - NudistStop
www.NudistStop.com

Brain said...

I don't think I'd even be able to debate the issue with these people. They're so out of touch with reality that I wouldn't know where to start, and even if I did, I doubt they would understand what I said.