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Month: February 2008

Rainbow Stickers = Gang Affiliations? Right

Yeah, I hear there’s a real prob­lem with queer street gangs these days, tag­ging every­thing in sight with those damned rainbows.

ACLU sues Flori­da school for bar­ring Pride gear

Admin­is­tra­tors at Ponce de Leon High School stat­ed that stu­dents’ wear­ing rain­bow stick­ers could mean that they are mem­bers of an ille­gal organization.…
An uniden­ti­fied stu­dent was sus­pend­ed for five days for express­ing her sup­port for gay rights, the ACLU said. Stu­dents said a les­bian peer was harassed and tried to report the sit­u­a­tion to admin­is­tra­tors. She was instead greet­ed with cen­sor­ship of sup­port­ing stu­dents writ­ing “gay pride” on their arms and notebooks. 

This sto­ry def­i­nite­ly goes in the “glad to be home­school­ing” file, but it also gives me cause to won­der if the school admin­is­tra­tor train­ing process sur­gi­cal­ly removes all com­mon sense. Or do they just pre­fer to recruit those who don’t have much of it in the first place?

So What’s Different?

I saw the topic and thought, "Gosh, maybe I've missed something obvious. I've never been so good at this Girly-Girl thing. I should watch that."

I watched it. I don't feel enlightened.

Maybe it's just been too long since I thought about this stuff, but what's so different about applying make-up for 40-year-olds than it is for 20-year-olds? I get that people's skin type might change, but that's an individual thing. Where did this "no mascara on the bottom lashes" thing come from, and why?

Maybe someone who reads women's magazines or watches TV can give me a clue here.

(Yep, this is a very shallow entry.)