Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:10 AM
rug (72,456 posts)
N.J. Catholic School's Civility Code: Only Girls Pledge Not to Curse
By ALEXIS SHAW
Feb. 2, 2013
Female students at the Queen of Peace High School in North Arlington, N.J., stood up during homeroom Friday, raised their right hands, and recited a pledge in unison.
"I do solemnly promise not to use profanities of any kind within the walls and properties of Queen of Peace High School. In other words, I swear not to swear. So help me God," they said.
Meanwhile, boys at the school were free to use whatever language they wanted.
The co-ed Catholic high school started a civility campaign in concurrence with National Catholic Schools Week to try "to go back to some old fashion values," resource room teacher Lori Flynn said.
We're going to need a bigger stupid bin.
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Sun Feb 3, 2013, 02:25 PM
meow2u3 (17,865 posts)
4. This civility code is a sex discrimination suit waiting to happen
If this isn't a flagrant misogynist double standard, what is?
This sends the message that women are expected to act like ladies, but men don't have to be gentlemen.