ACLU decide Father-Daughter Dances are discriminatory
In May, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) sued a school district in Rhode Island for the “social injustices” that are school dances. According to the ACLU, gender-specific activities are discriminatory towards students who they don’t apply to. A mother asked for the dance to be eliminated due to the fact her daughter’s father had left them years prior. Therefore, her daughter wouldn’t be able to attend the event. In addition, Mother-Son baseball games were also deemed illegal by the group. Politically correct ACLU representatives stated that the baseball games were sexist because it implied girls couldn’t play baseball.
On one hand I can see how they think these events could be discriminatory. However, I think it is pretty ridiculous that the ACLU has decided these are the important social injustices of our society. These are historical and traditional events that have become sacred to families.
There is a solution to this predicament; a solution that hasn’t been mentioned by either side. In my opinion, a single mother not only is a mother to her child but also the father to her child. What I don’t understand is why neither the mother nor the ACLU asked the school district to allow this mother and daughter at the dance. This could have been a reasonable mediation to the problem.
In an increasingly, politically correct climate these recent legal complaints are another example of misguided attacks. Mother-Son baseball games and Father-Daughter dances are not some type of evil discrimination. They are events that are created to bond family members. In a society where teenagers and parents are increasingly growing more distant because of technological devices, such events should be applauded, not demonized.
What do you think?
Are Mother-Son baseball games and Father-Daughter dances discriminatory?
Should they be banned?
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