Today on AOL I read a story that I am ashamed of. Â Jonathan is a 16yr who feels dressing as a female expresses who he really is. Â The school has decided he needs to dress more manly or be home schooled. Â Even went as far as to blame him for a fight that broke out, because of his style.
Ok first of nice job blaming the victim, way to go public school system. Â Feel great about it. Â *rolls eyes*
If they are going to attack Jonathan then they should attack anyone who dresses in a fashion that attracts attention. Â Those cheerleaders in their short skirts distract a lot of young boys, the "goths" I was always fascinated with. Â I bet there are a few girls who dress/look like men and I bet they aren't attacking them. Â Threating them to join home schooling, it's a double standard. Â I get there point they are trying to make but it's going to do more harm than good, there will always be distractions, it's best to teach the other students how to handle them than try and remove them.
Personally I think there is a law suit here, the school should be teaching acceptance because in the "real" world people dress however they want. Â You jump someone for it and you end up in jail, your parents won't be able to control the judge like they do the principal. Â They are doing a disservice to themselves, the system and the students who will one day be running their town.
I really thought we had come a long way in the close mindedness, guess I was wrong. Â He knows the "risks" of dressing like this, as we all know the risks to expressing ourselves, some people aren't going to like it, I just hope he stays strong. Â I also hope that the stupid school staff will wake up and see what they are doing. Â If not i pity the students going thru their school.
What are you thought?