Friday, 29 January 2010
As I was writing my comment to TheTheologiansCafe on Sexual Bending, I told my seventeen year old daughter about the post and my intended response - The schools need to set clear rules and enforce them.
In my opinion there's a difference between sexy dancing and explicitly acting out sex while dancing. Right now explicitly acting out sex while dancing (the girls stick out her ass and the guy(s) humps her from behind) seems to be all the rage. Sexy dancing should be allowed at high school dances. But acting out sex while dancing should stay in night clubs or wherever else off campus.
A time and place for everything!
My daughter was aggravated with my opinion and said, "Mom! No one would go to the dances then!"
My response to her - "Fine. If they can't abide by the rules they shouldn't go. Humping and groping at a high school function is inappropriate."
She got huffy as teenfolk will.
Then I used this example - "Seventeen, if the students all took a stance that they wouldn't go to the school dance unless they were allowed to smoke pot, should the school administration then allow pot at the dance?"
Seventeen: "But smoking pot is illegal. Sex isn't."
Ha! But it's exactly what I would have said at her age. It's exactly what I tell other parents that get bent out of shape when they learn their kids are becoming sexual - "Remember, sex is not like drugs. You don't want them to use drugs, but you do want them to grow up and have a great sex life."
A great sex life, yes, but NOT at a high school dance!
The center child (or should I say dance-humping supporter) is my Seventeen.
(P.S. - Seventeen told me in her high school dance experience there's only been one person asked to leave. It was a hip thrusting girl donning a scant dress bent all the way over, hand on the floor, ass end in g-string fully exposed. My daughter and her friends were glad the young skank was forced to leave.)
What's your opinion on high school dances? Have you ever witnessed a line being crossed at a dance?