What kind of message does it send when girls aren’t allowed to say “No” at a school dance. What kind of message does it send, in this era of “#MeToo” when boys are taught girls can’t say “No?” When can we expect a return to common sense?
This Utah school thinks inclusiveness is more important than boundaries.
FOX in Salt Lake City reported:
… “The teacher said she can’t. She has to say yes. She has to accept and I said, ‘Excuse me,” Richard tells Fox 13.
Richard took her concerns to the school principal.
“He basically just said they’ve had this dance set up this way for a long time and they’ve never had any concern before,” she said of his response.
Lane Findlay with the Weber School District confirms it’s a rule, but he said it’s meant to teach students how to be inclusive.
“Please be respectful, be polite,” Findlay said. “We want to promote kindness, and so we want you to say yes when someone asks you to dance.”
“I do see it from their perspective when it comes to that, but there are many other ways to teach children how to be accepting than with a social dance,” Richard counters.
Richard says forcing students not to say no teaches them the wrong lesson.
“Sends a bad message to girls that girls have to say ‘yes’; sends a bad message to boys that girls can’t say ‘no,'” Richard said.
Another problem is that parents weren’t made aware of the policy beforehand. Sneaky. It’s a good thing there is at least one parent there who is on top of what is going on at their child’s school.