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Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:10 AM

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.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/nj-catholic-school-girls-swear-swearing-february/story?id=18386855

We're going to need a bigger stupid bin.

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Reply N.J. Catholic School's Civility Code: Only Girls Pledge Not to Curse (Original post)
rug Feb 2013 OP
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meow2u3 Feb 2013 #4
rug Feb 2013 #5

Response to rug (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 01:24 PM

1. It would be good to have a civility code on DU

for both boys and girls, men and women.

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Response to No Vested Interest (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 01:37 PM

2. We're more likely to spot a herd of unicorns.

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Response to rug (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 01:46 PM

3. It's likely you're correct, sir,

though unicorns would be welcome as well.

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Response to rug (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 02:25 PM

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.

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Response to meow2u3 (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 02:27 PM

5. I can't even think of a rationalization to separate students by sex on questions of civility.

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