Sunday, December 12, 2004

Texas Schools Abandon "Cross-Dressing Day"

Texas Schools Abandon "Cross-Dressing Day"

A homecoming tradition in which the students of a tiny Texas school district 150 miles northeast of Houston cross-dress and the girls ask the boys out (and pay) won't be held Wednesday after one parent complained aboutthe event's "homosexual overtones." Instead, "Camo Day" has been instituted...and in place of frilly dresses and funny suits, the kids are encouraged to wear Army attire.

``It is outrageous that a school in a small town in east Texas would encourage their 4-year-olds to be cross-dressers,'' Liberty Legal Institute attorney Hiram Sasser said a release about the event. The district maintains that they never planned nor conducted a "cross-dressing day," but instead a day in which traditional roles were reversed in a Sadie Hawkins-type manner. "It's the first time anybody has complained," a representative for the district said about the tradition, which has been in place for years.

Delana Davies, 33, mother of a 9-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter who attend an elementary school in the district,complained after reading a school notice about the event. She said she viewed the day not as a silly Homecoming Week activity, but rather something related to homosexuality.

``It's like experimenting with drugs,'' Davies said. ``You just keep playing with it and it becomes customary. ... If it's OK to dress like a girl today, then why is it not OK in the future?''


Sometimes, you just have to shake your head at the rampant stupidity some people exhibit and allow to run rampant on the unsuspecting public. The fact that ONE PERSON'S COMPLAINT, ONE PERSON'S misplaced homophobia, could ruin this long-standing tradition for everyone in that district is a crying shame. And the added fact that an adult, a parent, could look at kids playing dress-up as anagalous to drug experimentation is pathetic.

To make matters worse, the silly and fun tradition of girls dressing up like boys and vice-versa is replaced dressing up like soldiers! Because we all know, it's so much better to encourage violence and war in our kids than to encourage a possible fashion faux pas.

And by the way, Ms. IS ok for boys to dress like girls in the future. Hope that helps!


At 1:59 PM, Blogger Pixie LaRouge said...

The Slightly Used Bass (otherwise known as my hubby) noted that the woman was more shocked by boys dressing as girls than girls dressing as boys. Very, very interesting. Perhaps this is part of the reason for so few stay at home fathers? Women doing "men's" work are "strong." Men with atypical gender roles are "gay." Yeesh. Some days, I hate living in the southwest...

At 5:03 PM, Blogger Zen Angel said...

Very perseptive, your husband. And completely right. So, the woman was both homophobic AND hypocritical. What a surprise....NOT!


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