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October 03, 2012
No More Daddy’s Girls
Daddy’s girls everywhere should watch out. For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.
School officials in Cranston, Rhode Island, are taking androgyny to a whole new level. The district banned daddy-daughter dances and any similar mother-son events. The reason? According to the ACLU, this type of gender stereotyping "only perpetuates outdated notions of 'girl' and 'boy' activities and is contrary to federal law...the time has long since passed for public schools to stop encouraging stereotyping from the days of Ozzie and Harriet. Not every girl today is interested in growing up to be Cinderella," they say.
Of course, dressing like Cinderella was never a requirement to attend the dance, and boys don’t want to go in the first place. The real problem is having these dances when some girls don’t have dads. Dads don’t matter, says the ACLU. Only, they do. Every study says so. So, maybe there’s another option than bullying any reference to them from public life, especially when so many daughters would benefit.
For ThePointRadio.org, I’m John Stonestreet.
Cranston bans 'father-daughter' dances as violation of state law
Richard C. Dujardin | Providence Journal | September 17, 2012
Are father-daughter dances discriminatory?
Amanda St. Amand | St. Louis Post-Dispatch | September 20, 2012
Father-Daughter Dance Banned
Jennifer Roback Morse | National Review | September 25, 2012