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Rainbow Stickers = Gang Affiliations? Right

Posted by Cyn | Posted in Civil Rights, Education | Posted on 01-02-2008

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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?

Posted by Cyn | Posted in Feminism, Links | Posted on 01-02-2008

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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.)