Monday, September 12, 2011

And The Booby Prize Goes To...

An eighth grade girl has filed a federal lawsuit against her school.  The issue at hand is that the principal has banned bracelets that read "I [heart] boobies (keep a breast),"  and is meant to raise awareness of breast cancer. The girl and her mother contend that it's a violation of her free speech rights.  The principal is threatening anyone wearing one of these bracelets could get detention, suspension or other punishment.

Some right wingers have already responded to this.

Kevin Binversie feels that it is a frivolous lawsuit and goes on to mock the girl, her parents and the courts.

Owen Robinson echoes the sentiment and adds that it should fail.

Dad29, a known misogynist, adds his two cents worth in a comment at Owen's site when he quips this:
Some people who comment here still don’t understand why the TEA party exists—-nor why the law is an ass. Nor do they understand why we don’t want kids playing in gutters.
Now for some facts.

Breast cancer is still a serious disease that affects too many women, and yes, it can strike teenage girls.

Secondly, per my Royal Barrister and others, the law and precedents appear to be in the favor of the girl.

Odds are that almost every thirteen year old child has already heard the word "boobies," and worse, and knows what these words mean.

So, given all the facts, the question, dear reader, is this: Who's the biggest boob?

  • The principal who made a stink of a harmless bracelet.promoting breast cancer awareness,
  • Binversie for mocking not only the lawsuit but the family as well.,
  • Robinson for saying the girl shouldn't have free speech,
  • Dad29 for his utterly inane comment comparing breast cancer awareness to playing in a gutter (not to mention his misunderstanding of the TEA Party)
  • All of the above for trying to tell women that they're bodies and health are secondary to their concept of decency. (What's so decent about trying to keep children in the dark about health concerns and how to detect a problem early is something I won't pretend to understand.)

1 comment:

  1. Agreeing with you on this article, the answer to your question about who are the biggest ones, is quite obvious to me.

    Makes one wonder a little, though. I'm going to seek available research concerning possible arrested emotional and intellectual development in individuals who might likely have had, or, might have been largely denied boob delivered sustenance as infants.