“We support free speech, but when it does infringe on other people’s rights and our school policies, then we need to take a look at that.”
I love that kind of logic. You’re free as long as your thoughts are conformist and you don’t offend the majority or make them uncomfortable. Some Americans drive me bananas.
This week’s sad and pathetic moron of the week award goes to Nancy Wondrasch, principal of Winona Senior High School in Winona, Minnestoa. She’s responsible for that dough-head quote.
The statement was made in response to questions about her school’s decision to expel students who choose to wear “I (Heart) My Vagina” buttons/t-shirts to class.
It all started after Carrie Rethlefsen saw a performance of the play “The Vagina Monologues”. Inspired and wanting to draw awareness to violence against women, she and a friend wore buttons to school that read: “I [heart] My Vagina.”
In an interview with the StarTribune, Carrie said, “The principal said that by wearing the pin, I was giving people wrong ideas, that I was giving an open invitation [to guys].”
No one has quite been able to extract from Wondrasch exactly what those “wrong ideas” are, or precisely what the offense is at all.