A public New York elementary school abruptly canceled their traditional father-daughter dance after liberals demanded they institute stricter “gender neutral” policies. Because New York City recently updated their rules and guidelines concerning gender practices, State Island’s Public School 65 was forced to pause the dance while they figured out if a father-daughter dance was allowed under the strict rules the Department of Education has set. The public teacher associations for the school were unclear if they were violating NYC’s gender-neutral policies.
“Until we understand what we are legally permitted to do, we need to table this event,” PTA president Toni Bennett said in a Facebook post to parents.
Because the Department of Education in New York is apparently attacking the idea of a father-daughter dance, opponents to the change vocalized their beliefs on social media.
Political pundit and conservative commentator Mike Cernovich was one of the first people to speak out against the neutered dance.
“They want to destroy families,” he said. “That’s what this is all about.”
Meanwhile, the Department of Education thinks it is doing the right thing. Their gender-neutral policy has asked that all public schools erased “gender biased practices” unless such activities are proven to offer educational benefits.
Instead of hosting the much-loved traditional father-daughter dance, the Staten Island PTA will host a gender-free dance in March. They are calling the dance a daughter and person of any gender dance.
Because Bennett wants the dance to be inclusive, they plan to transition the father-daughter dance into something that will not keep people out based on their gender. Although the school is trying to follow the new rule, they are confused about how it plays out in reality.
After this story broke, conflicting sources said that it happened for a different reason. The DOE spokesperson said that the school was forced to cancel the dance because they feared it violated the gender-neutral policies put forth by the department. But the State Island’s elementary school’s principal claims that the PTA canceled the event because they were looking for a bigger venue.
Parents of children at the school are outraged and disappointed – especially fathers of daughters. They want none of this “gender crap” at their kids’ school.
“It’s not fair at all. I have nothing against no one, but I don’t think that it should affect the school, or the kids for that matter,” father Jose Garcia said. He was looking forward to the dance as he has had fun at it twice already.
Matthew West, a father of two girls, said: “They’re trying to take away everything that everybody grew up on and has come to know.”
Many critics believe that this PC culture is killing American society. Comedian Tim Allen and a group of cohorts are touring the country going from college campus to college campus to challenge “liberal” students to see how political correctness erodes uniqueness and personality. If comedians are not allowed to say most of the things they say, they’re going to have a hard time telling jokes. And Allen and his colleagues want to show America that not everything has to be politically correct. And not everything needs to offend someone.