Daddy-daughter dances are ways that some schools and churches show young ladies how to expect their future dates to treat them. Dads usually wear a suit and tie, and the girls get to wear pretty dresses. It’s a sweet tradition that has been a cultural staple for years.
Until now, in New York City. Why? Because “Daddy” implies a gender (male) and “Daughter” implies a gender (female)… and apparently liberals no longer believe in genders. Well, that’s not quite right. They believe in a LOT of genders. Recently, Harvard listed fifty-eight… and I’m sure more have been added since then. Because of their weird views of what makes a person a girl or a boy, they’ve established a gender-neutral policy that prohibits them from actual fun:
This year’s dance was supposed to be on Friday, right before Valentine’s Day, but the school’s principal directed the Parent-Teacher Association to reschedule it because of the Department of Education’s gender-neutral policy. It was originally put in place a year ago and requires school events to include all types of students and families.
“It’s kind of a let down,” 5th grader Angelina Lubo said. “At least I could still spend time with my dad.”
“It’s supposed to be father and daughter,” grandparent Traci Javois said. “Father and daughter need to have a relationship, you know, feel good.”
“It’s father-daughter dance, not a grandmother slash son slash daughter dance,” another parent said. “Absolutely not.”
The dance has been rescheduled for March, and will be open to the entire school community. Some parents say being politically correct is getting in the way of reinforcing a special bond.
“It’s almost as if they’re taking it away,” father Matt West said.
“You have to see my daughter’s face everytime we walk in,” dad Gregorio Rosario said. “For us dads that we have the time, I actually make the time for it because we work at night. It’s a pleasure.”
This is what liberalism get us. Watered down events, ruining them for everyone. Does New York believe that fathers don’t matter? Daughters don’t? Do they believe that that particular relationship is not important to nurture? Apparently, the kids had been planning for this event for month. Many had already bought their dresses and shoes.
I, for one, am greatly saddened that girls in New York are growing up in an environment that sends them a message that they do not matter as much as political correctness.
Again and again, liberalism actually hurts girls.
Image credit: Rob Briscoe on Flickr
Hat tip: CBS News