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Musings and Meanderings
Tuesday, November 16, 2004
APPARENTLY down in Texas they have been having "cross dressing" day at one of the local school districts for some time now. Or at least that is what some Christian Taliban has called it.
TWIRP, which stands for "The Woman Is Requested to Pay," was hosted by Spurger schools for years during Homecoming Week — to give boys and girls a chance to reverse social roles and let older girls invite boys on dates, open doors and pay for sodas.
Two things are of imporant to remember. One that Homecoming week is usually a High School event, or so I remember. Second this has been a tradition for some time now apparently.
Knock me over with a feather that this even happened in freakin Texas. This is the land of drive through liquor stores! So kudos to the far thinking educator that had boys and girls "walk a mile in someone elses shoes" for a day.
So along comes Mrs. Delana "Christian Taliban" Davies who has a 9 yr old and a 4 yr old and lays this thoughtful and intelligent quote on us:
"It's like experimenting with drugs," Davies said. "You just keep playing with it and it becomes customary. ... If it's OK to dress like a girl today, then why is it not OK in the future?"
And of course since any idiot who can dial a phone can find a lawyer, the school district has stopped this tradition. Mrs Davis was ably helped by the obviously misnamed Liberty Legal Institute who stated "came to the aid of a concerned parent" and that:
"It is outrageous that a school in a small town in east Texas would encourage their 4-year-olds to be cross-dressers,"
Anyway. It gets more surreal. Guess what they replaced TWIRP day with?
"Camo Day" — with black boots and Army camouflage to be worn by everyone who wants to participate.
Note to Congress: If Texas ever wants to become the Republic Of Texas again..