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Thursday, April 21, 2005

Now Isn't This Special?

These poor high school girls are obviously being persecuted for their, ummm, opinion.
But the ACLU will ride to the rescue, securing their right to say...well, to say this:
I [heart] My Vagina.

And for boys, there is this:
I Support Your Vagina
Now, this is simply more information than I need to know about these girls', how shall we say it? preferences. And, it's hard for me to think of any teenage male who would NOT support this particular part of a young girl's anatomy.

"We can't really find out what is inappropriate about it," Rethlefsen, 18, said of the button she wears to raise awareness about women's issues. "I don't think banning things like that is appropriate."
Sooo, what exactly is she talking about being banned? That part of her anatomy which apparently needs "support" from hormonally raging young men? Short of a sex change operation, there is no danger of that. I'm thinking there may be better, and more appropriate, ways to raise awareness of "women's issues," than wearing buttons explaining how much one loves their anatomy. The fact that she can't really see what may be inappropriate about her button says more about her upbringing than it does about her love of, ahem, women's issues.

But this is a case tailor made for the nuttiness of the ACLU:

Their case could become another test of whether high school students have the right to express their views in school. Charles Samuelson, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota, has offered to help the girls.

"It's political speech," he said.

Samuelson acknowledged that school officials can limit speech considered detrimental or dangerous. But he said this case is similar to Tinker v. Des Moines, a 1969 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in a case where students were forbidden to wear black armbands to protest the Vietnam War. The court ruled that First Amendment rights are available to teachers and students and that administrators' fear about how others might react is not enough to squelch those rights.

Soooo, being able to wear a button saying "I (heart) my Vagina" or "I Support Your Vagina" is comparable to protesting the Vietnam War?!?!? Only when you fall down the rabbit hole to that Wonderland known as the American left. Sigh.

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