Out damn list, out!

Oh God.


Some idiot boys do a stupid thing and not only is it STILL front page news (now with its own section heading), but the whole entire school district is paying for it.

  • Teacher in-service days to learn about sexual harassment. (Huh? What did the teachers have to do with this incident? Did they do a spell check for the kids or something?)
  • Teacher/student workshops to discuss the issues, including a discussion of “The List”.
  • Sexual harassment training for every coach, who will then have to train every athlete.

All the sexual harassment training and teacher in-service days in the world are not going to change the simple fact that boys in high school are walking hormones who will continue to say things. What they have learned is NOT to put them down on paper.

Geez.





6 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    May 10, 2006 11:41 am

    Seems like the PG is obsessed with this story.



  2. pittgirl
    May 10, 2006 12:07 pm

    This story should have died so long ago.

    Although, one could argue that I am keeping it alive as well, by snarking on the media’s obsession with it.

    Hmm.



  3. trinity
    May 11, 2006 12:59 pm

    have you found a copy of the list on the internet? i’d like to see what all the fuss is about.



  4. pittgirl
    May 11, 2006 1:42 pm

    I’ve only seen bits and pieces. The racial slur, from what I could tell, was the use of the phrase “dirty mexican.”

    I’m sure it is as crass as they say, but still, there are murders that don’t get this kind of coverage.



  5. trinity
    May 11, 2006 7:56 pm

    very true. they’ve been reading it on the radio a lot lately.

    you can imagine my surprise when i heard something about mt. lebanon on the radio in delaware. i was confused. and i almost missed home a little when they said that.



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