Trans Totalitarianism Criminalizes Father-Daughter Dance

New regulations make school fear that trans totalitarianism will punish them for not being inclusive enough at the dance.

Trans totalitarianism is present when the most natural and traditional recognition of family life gets suppressed. What makes it even more totalitarian is when the law is so vague that no one is sure if they’re obeying it or violating it. In this case, the dance was cancelled because it MIGHT not comply with the policy. No one could be sure.

The New York Post reports, “PC culture killed our school’s father-daughter dance: parents.”

A Staten Island elementary school scrapped its traditional father-daughter dance this coming Friday because of the Department of Education’s new gender guidelines.

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The DOE ordered schools to “eliminate” any “gender-based” practices like the dance in a March 2017 policy update unless they serve a “clear” educational purpose.

The PS 65 shindig, set for Feb. 9, was abruptly postponed until next month after the school’s PTA realized the dance would run afoul of the rules.

“Until we understand what we are legally permitted to do, we need to table this event,” PTA president Toni Bennett wrote to a private school-parents group on Facebook.

Some parents were hopping mad at what they saw as political correctness intruding on a quaint tradition, now in its third year.

“They’re trying to take away everything that everybody grew up on and has come to know and I don’t think it’s fair or right,” said Matthew West, a 32-year-old father of two daughters at the school, Lily and Willow. “They should leave it the way it was — father-daughter, mother-son.”

Of PC culture, he said, “I hate it . . . People are just becoming too scared to talk.”

“It’s not fair at all,” said Jose Garcia, 37, who’s gone to the past two dances with his 9-year-old daughter, Jolene. “I have nothing against no one but I don’t think that it should affect the school, or the kids for that matter.”

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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