Or so goes the latest bit of melodrama from the Worldnutdaily and their audience of perpetual pearl clutchers. They’re throwing a fit about a Milwaukee school having a “gender bender” day during a school spirit week with other events like crazy hair day and the like.
“I do not want to send my son to school dressed like a girl,” one parent told Fox 6 News, which reported on the dispute.
The fight focused on the idea that school officials should not be telling students of grade school age to dress like the opposite sex.
The report from Fox said the school, when confronted by concerns about a “gender-bender” day, did decide to alter the name to “Switch it up.”
But the focus remained the same, said critics.
One mother who held her son home from school that day suggested it created an impossible situation for students – either to go along and dress up as the opposite sex, or to refuse to participate and be pointed out as someone who did not do anything…But parent Sam Ward said it just teaches children the wrong lesson about gender.
Seriously, where do these people come from? What kind of world do they live in? Do they really think that this one innocuous (and entirely voluntary) event is going to turn their kids gay? Imagine how frightening the world must be to such people every day of their lives. They remind me of the clueless parents in my own high school who threw a fit when the French teacher taught us about the wines of France and the central role they played in French culture, accusing him of trying to turn us into alcoholics. I really hate moral scolds and busybodies.