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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-17-09 06:39 PM
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Utah school forced student to change out of kilt: "could be misconstrued as cross-dressing"
Hoot, mon.

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WEST HAVEN, Utah The principal of a Utah middle school has been asked to apologize for forcing a kilt-wearing student to change his clothes.

Weber School District spokesman Nate Taggart says Craig Jessop has been asked to extend an apology to 14-year-old student Gavin McFarland of Hooper after the school official's comments Wednesday.

Gavin says he wore the kilt twice in the past two weeks to Rocky Mountain Junior High as a prop for an art project. Jessop told the boy that the outfit could be misconstrued as cross-dressing.

Taggart says the district recognizes the kilt as an expression of the boy's Scottish heritage and that the kilt was not inappropriate.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_odd_kilt_controversy
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obxhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-17-09 06:41 PM
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1. wonder if they make the female students change when
wearing "mens clothing"?
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Chulanowa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-17-09 06:48 PM
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5. Absolutely not
And you'll find that the same people who would rip out their own hair in outrage if that ever occurred, will be the first here to defend the school.
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-17-09 06:42 PM
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2. so girls are not allowed to wear long pants? white shirts n ties? magic underwear? nt
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Cirque du So-What Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-17-09 06:45 PM
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3. A Taggart should know better
considering that it's a Scottish surname. I'll bet all his forebears will form a line on the day he dies and take turns kicking his ass. Cross-dressing, indeed!
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-17-09 06:55 PM
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7. A Taggart is the one who made the Principal apologize
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Cirque du So-What Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-17-09 07:03 PM
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11. Reading comprehension slips away sometimes
Jessop can be a Scottish surname too, so please make the necessary substitutions :silly:
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-17-09 07:05 PM
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12. Alot of "Jessops" are members of th FLDS
Which I found an interesting fact!

The Principal at my nephew's HS in OK who okayed his weekly kilt wearing was named "Griffith." Methinks she also approved of young men wearing kilts!
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-17-09 06:47 PM
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4. Proof that there are morans everywhere.
Thank goodness this principal has no more pressing issue than "clarifying" gender roles in his school!

:wow:

:rofl:
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-17-09 06:54 PM
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6. This happens several times a year in the US -- a kilt is a MAN'S garment
And, even though I'm gay, I LOVE a man in a kilt! All men look good in them. My nephew used to wear his to school every Friday, and that was in Freeper Military Town Oklahoma.

I remember some high school a few years ago barring a boy in full formal dress kilt kit from his prom.

I think it's significant the Board Prez's name is "Taggart"!
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angstlessk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-17-09 07:03 PM
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10. ACTUALLY...if you consider genitalia...men should wear skirts and women should wear pants
shit..what could be more clear than that??? hats belong on heads..and shoes belong on feet??
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-17-09 07:06 PM
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13. True -- and, men in lots of cultures do or did wear "skirts"
Until the damned missionaries came, anyway!
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angstlessk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-17-09 07:11 PM
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15. besides...men's legs are more beautiful than womens..cause they got muscles
pronounced mus k ils...and they are pretty!
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Sal Minella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-18-09 11:36 AM
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27. And men would ride sidesaddle and women ride astride, as long as
you're engaged in making New Rules.
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JerseygirlCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-17-09 07:24 PM
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20. Totally agree with you
It's a most flattering garment on a guy.
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JonLP24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-18-09 12:46 PM
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31. Maybe it is
But back in the 16th century of Scotland the kilts were worn by both sexes members of a clan.
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-18-09 01:05 PM
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34. It's a man's garment
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JonLP24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-18-09 02:52 PM
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37. Delete
Edited on Mon May-18-09 03:11 PM by JonLP24
Posting incorrect information.
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JonLP24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-18-09 03:10 PM
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39. Sorry
My mom just returned my call and she knows alot about Scottish history. I asked her if both sexes wore the kilts and she said 'no, just the men' then I asked what did the women wear and she said 'same design but they wore longer dresses down to the ankle.'

:blush:
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-18-09 03:28 PM
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40. No worries!
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-17-09 06:58 PM
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8. Happily, the school district knew better and handled the situation. nt
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-17-09 07:01 PM
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9. Poor, poor Utah.
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-17-09 07:08 PM
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14. Even if he were showing up in a gown, wearing makeup and a wig, so what?
So long as it is not indecent, it should be fine.
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canetoad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-17-09 07:13 PM
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16. Cross-dressing. Just like this guy
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-17-09 07:16 PM
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17. Wow! That's one fugly woman in that photo!
Edited on Sun May-17-09 07:21 PM by MineralMan
Oh, wait..."When he was ware of this, Aback he start, and thought it was amiss; For well he wist a woman hath no beard."

Or, as it was in the original:

"Abak he stirte, and thoughte it was amys,
For wel he wiste a womman hath no berd."
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Sal Minella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-17-09 07:46 PM
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21. Or, as they were known on the battlefield, "The Ladies From Hell."
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-17-09 07:51 PM
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22. No doubt. The bagpipes make 'em crazy and dangerous.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-18-09 03:52 AM
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26. :)
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juno jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-17-09 07:24 PM
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19. Lots of big burly guys wearing utilikilts
Edited on Sun May-17-09 07:32 PM by juno jones
Especially amongst the SCA/Rennie/ScottishGames crowd.

I dare that principal to accuse them of 'crossdressing' or 'skirt' wearing. Some of these guys fight in full armor and some toss huge chunks of wood for fun.

edit to add: The most unusual cross dresser I ever met: A straight welder. Big burly guy, but he had great legs in a mini skirt. :) He too could kick that misguided pricipal's ass.
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csziggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-17-09 07:58 PM
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23. Yeah, Tell the guy in the picture in this article he shouldn't wear a 'skirt'!
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juno jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-18-09 12:16 PM
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28. If ya go,
drink an ale for me, ziggy!
:beer:

Wonder how many heads would explode if I explained the term 'regimental'? :evilgrin: Watch out for the buffaloes!
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csziggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-18-09 01:06 PM
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35. No, I don't do 'events' since I quit SCA and since my knees went bad
The Highland Games used to be down the road from us - on those days I didn't try to go into town since there would be cars parked down both sides of our country road for miles. The Games just got too big for the farm that was hosting them, so they are now at the regional fairgrounds in town.
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JerseygirlCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-17-09 07:23 PM
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18. Oh brother
And who really cares if he *was* cross-dressing? Those codes are pure nonsense.

Was what needs to be covered, covered? Fine then.

Besides, I think men look great in kilts!
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-17-09 08:25 PM
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24. Oh fucking brother...isn't it enough with all the peer pressure
do the stupid adult have to help the problem? What a dumb princ.
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-17-09 08:27 PM
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25. ::facepalm::
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-18-09 12:18 PM
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29. Seriously...
what the hell is wrong with people?

Why do we call it 'cross dressing'? What group regulates clothing styles? And why?
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ismnotwasm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-18-09 12:37 PM
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30. What a creepy dumbass
Sees a kid in a kilt and thinks crossdresser? Weird.

I watched a man in kilt and regalia playing the bagpipes to the sea one time. Some of ritual song, maybe a rare low tide? Early morning, not many people on the beach, he's standing, facing the sound, playing this haunting melody. Stunning. In my collection of beautiful and surreal experiences.
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-18-09 12:57 PM
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32. I think Sean Connery should get together with Dario Franchitti
Scott Galloway and Mike Myers and other celebs who participated in the Dressed to Kilt and have a talk with the principal.










Proceeds from the "Dressed to Kilt" were donated to the Paralyzed Veterans of America, the Wounded Warriors organization and the Erskine Hospital in Scotland.
http://www.westernherald.com/?p=5390
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Sebastian Doyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-18-09 01:01 PM
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33. As long as he was wearing the magic holy underwear from the Planet Kolob under the kilt
what's the big deal?
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Tikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-18-09 01:29 PM
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36. When I went to school at UCSB..we had more than a few...
students with Pacific Islands' heritage...every once in awhile one or more of the guys
would come to class in a sarong (like a lava-lava or sulu) and their long hair pulled up.

Excellent looking...

like these cuties...only older...

Tikki
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EndersDame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-18-09 02:56 PM
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38. Ye May Take my Kilt but ye Shall Never Take my FREEDO"M!
Thats the response I would have given the press if I was that dude
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