Studies have shown that if middle school girls are forced to ask for a lesbian kiss they will be less apt to bully. What? You haven’t seen that study? Perhaps because no such research exists, and even if it did, what happened at Linden Avenue Middle School in Red Hook, NY was over the top.
First bullying happens to more than homosexuals so the focus on this group doesn’t help the problem overall. Second how does bullying kids into doing something they don’t want to do teach them not to bully? Your guess is as good as mine.
A group of students from Bard College led two workshops for the youth, separated by gender.
During the workshop for girls, the 13 and 14-year-olds were told to ask one another for a kiss. They were also taught words such as “pansexual” and “genderqueer.”
Parent Mandy Coon told reporters that her daughter was very uncomfortable with the exercise.
“She told me, ‘Mom, we all get teased and picked on enough; now I’m going to be called a lesbian because I had to ask another girl if I could kiss her,’” she lamented. “They also picked two girls to stand in front of the class and pretend they were lesbians on a date.”
Coon stated that she was especially irate over the matter because parents were given no warning about the presentations, nor an opportunity to opt out. She is also dismayed that college students were granted the right to come into the classroom and encourage her daughter to be sexually active.
“I am furious,” she declared. “I am her parent. Where does anyone get the right to tell her that it’s okay for her to have sex?”
“The school is overstepping its bounds in not notifying parents first and giving us the choice,” another parent remarked. “I thought it was very inappropriate. That kind of instruction is best left up to the parents.”
According to reports, during the workshop for the adolescent boys, the students were counseled to keep a condom in their pocket at all times, and were taught how to identify a woman who is a “slut.”
The school’s principal and the district superintendent are not only defending the workshops, but want more of them. They admit that they may need more parental notification in the future… how good of them. Well this is reason #3,699,002 to homeschool (or have your kids in a private Christian school). Wow.
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