"It Became Necessary To Destroy The Village To Make It More Inclusive"
Great line from Overlawyered's @WalterOlson, who tweeted this post on his blog about father/daughter dances that have been cancelled in Rhode Island.
From CBS Boston, via AP, father-daughter dances and mother-son ballgames are over in Rhode Island, thanks to an ACLU letter of complaint:
Schools Superintendent Judith Lundsten told school organizations in an August letter that district attorneys found that while federal gender discrimination laws exempt such events, Rhode Island's law does not.
ACLU Executive Director Steven Brown says the complaint came from a single mother whose daughter was precluded from attending the father-daughter dance.
In real life, all people are not always included. I didn't go to church or get to be in the Boy Scouts. I didn't weep about this. I accepted that all things are not for all people, which made me more realistic and probably a little less narcissistic.
What I did love is doing stuff with my dad, like when he'd take my sisters and me to his office with him on Saturday. We'd just color or read and then go out to lunch at McDonald's or Red Barn (an old Detroit chicken chain, if I'm remembering correctly).
Women (widows excepted) who want their children to go to father-daughter dances should be careful about who they make babies with.