Apr 16, 2010

Jersey School Calls off Dress Reversal

There are plenty of ways to celebrate Women's History Month, but according to parents in New Jersey, asking third grade boys to dress up like girls shouldn't be one of them. As part of a graded assignment at Maude Wilkins Elementary School, teacher Tonya Uibel sent a letter home asking parents to cross-dress their kids for a "fashion show" that "just happened" to coincide with the homosexuals' Day of Silence. "If your child is a young man," Uibel wrote, "he does not have to wear a dress or skirt, as there are many time periods where women wore jeans, pants, and trousers."
Mom Janine Giandomenico, who led the charge against the idea, said her son was horrified at the idea and begged her not to make him do it. "My husband and I are very open-minded, but... [t]he school system is trying to introduce alternative lifestyles in a sneaky way. At nine years old, I'm not ready to have the conversation with my son about homosexuals, lesbians, and cross-dressing." Principal Beth Norcia got so many complaints that she ultimately cancelled the event, claiming her teacher had been "misunderstood." Actually, parents understand all too well what the point of this exercise was: to give the transgender community an opportunity to indoctrinate their kids!

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