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Swearing: For Boys Only

A Catholic school asked their girls to take a pledge against using profanity at school. They asked nothing of the kind from the boys.

But some boys at the school felt snubbed, said, when they weren’t asked to take part.

“It was supposed to be a really sweet, innocent, special treat for the ladies specifically for the month of February kind of thing,” [she] said. “And I guess it made the boys feel a little slighted.”

I think this teacher needs to look up the definition of the word “treat”.

Also, this idea that girls (or women) are supposed to be the innocent, polite ones, while boys and men will naturally exhibit crass and rude behavior actually dehumanizes women. Unjustifiably glorifying women serves us little better than unjustifiably denigrating them.