Thursday, May 01, 2008

Silence No More

Park High School senior Uriel Gomez, a gay male, has been nominated for prom queen. But Park activities director says "No, don't do it."

Have we learned nothing from Horlick's day of silence? LGBT kids are getting bullied right here, right now by the patriarchal, intolerant administration at Park. If a boy wants to be a queen and his fellow students elect him queen, then so be it. Gender is just a social construct anyway, right?

Don't let them get away with this kids. Organize a march to district headquarters. Call the ACLU. How about some civil disobedience? A sit-in perhaps. Use your imagination kids, but don't be silent in the face of this discrimination.

Our current prom is exclusive, hierarchical, classist, elitist, racist, homophobic, conservative, intolerant, sexist, Eurocentric, you name it. Now is the time to change it! It is time to have a more inclusive prom court, with boy queens and girl kings and transgender, uh, keens and quings and multiple kings and queens for the bisexuals. But why stop there? We could have visiting king and queen courts to celebrate the diversity offered by our underdocumented students. How about a Green Queen? The possibilities are endless.

Go for it kids!


Anonymous said...

That Green Queen would need a respirator with a scrubber to remove toxic carbon dioxide when he/she exhales and a rectal tube to collect and scrub any methane or other additional greenhouse gas emissions. However, would this requirement be discriminatory? Perhaps some elitist could donate a few carbon credts to provide he/she (or is that heshe) with an equipment exemption.

Anonymous said...

Hip hip hooray for this post.
Let's stop the bullying and be more inclusive.
Let's learn something from the recent day of silence.

Anonymous said...

Students are so brainwashed today by the right wing led consumer society that they can only do silly things. Public indoctrination centers are meant to control the mind of the youth, designed at the University of Chicago in the early part of the 20th Century.

You have succeeded in creating a compliant population thru public education. What are you compaining about?

Denis Navratil said...

anon 7:06, you are truly out of your mind. If you think public schools are right wing indoctrination centers, then you need psychiatric help.

Anonymous said...

Compliant, materialistic consumers who know nothing about how the world is created to work for the benefit of the privileged ownership class

That both is the agenda of the right, and that is what is turned out by public schools.

You spin that your always do.