Tuesday, March 18, 2014

March Madness

There's a foofaraw (video starts when you click on the link) over at Shaker High in Albany.  Someone created brackets on a Twitter account to determine over several rounds the best-looking girl in the school.  This created outrage and soon the contest was pulled.

This was rude, certainly, but I think people should take it easy. All guys unofficially rank girls on their looks, and everyone knows this.  And girls rank guys on their date-ability as well--and I suppose also rank other girls on their looks.  It's called high school (and real life).  It's not polite to be too obvious about it, but to pretend this is some sort of beyond-the-pale bullying is absurd.  Apparently, however, Something Must Be Done.

There's an investigation to find the student (presumably it was a student) behind the account.  The principal even called in the cops. Really? What are you going to do?  This is like finding someone passing notes around.  I'd think a warning not to do it again would be sufficient.

But I guess the anti-bullying movement would like another scalp.  After all, you can't be too tough teaching people it's wrong to bully.


Blogger ColumbusGuy said...

What do you mean, "unofficially"?

4:34 PM, March 18, 2014  

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