Girl sues for right to wear tux to prom

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  1. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29647600/

    I had heard this on Leno last night, which made me search for it today. While not the best source, I think this is good enough.

    What difference does it make to the principal if she wears a tux? Really? We're having this discussion in 2009? It's formal wear. It's not like she's asking to come in a baseball jersey. :rolleyes:
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Thin edge of the wedge you see. Because if she's allowed to wear a tux, then to be fair, men will be allowed to wear dresses which is far far more subversive and threatening of gender roles.

    Marlene Dietrich v. Rupaul. Which is more of an underground figure?

    Mind you, George Mason University let Ryan Allen be their homecoming queen. :)

    [​IMG]

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/02/19/AR2009021901780.html
     
  3. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Where is this town? Is is in the US? It doesn't say.
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Good on her.

    But beware. I look good in a dress. ;)

    EDIT: I think it's probably Lebanon, IN, since it's listed as Indiana local news (there's also a Lebanon, OH not far from there, though).
     
  5. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Somehow, I believe that. :)
     
  6. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    ;)
     
  7. CalBoy thread starter macrumors 604

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    Spot on.

    Of course we all know the principal is compensating for something with this whole charade.
    College really is a different place in American; it's outside the grasp of small town voters you see. ;)

    I think it's a small town in Indiana. That's what the article seemed to imply anyway.
    The question is, can you pull off the heels? :D
     
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    Thanks darlin'. Ya know, I was a blond when I had hair. :)
     
  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Of course. Although my size 9 men's makes for about an 11 women's, so they're hard to find. :p
     
  10. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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    The article quotes someone from the Indiana ACLU, so I'm betting it's there. Not to be confused with Lebanon, TN, Lebanon, OH, Lebanon, NH, Lebanon, MO, or Lebanon, CT.

    As for the actual topic at hand, you'd think the principal would have better things to do with his time than trying to micromanage the students' lives. This is just ridiculous.
     
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    It IS Indiana, though. It's not exactly a bastion of free expression.
     
  12. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    I'm all for banning those white cotton dress shirts with the silk cartoon character sleeves from school formals.
     
  13. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Qu'est-ce que c'est?
     
  14. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    I'll pull them off for him. Rawr. :p
     
  15. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    I can't actually find a picture.....hopefully they've been forgotten by fashion altogether :). In essence they were a plain white dress shirt which had silk sleeves adorned with looney toons characters and the like. So when one was wearing it with a tux jacket it looked like a regulation dress shirt. But when the jacket came off it was zany fun.... They were horrible and a favorite of the late 80s/early 90s school formal.

    edit: this will give you a good idea;
     

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    We had the same issue here a couple of years ago.

    A openly-Gay senior wanted to wear a dress to his prom.

    Damned if I can find a link to it now. :mad:

    EDIT: Damn, I like that outfit .Andy. Does that make me Teh Ghey™??? [​IMG]
     
  17. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Ahh, so this is business in front, party on the sleeve?
     
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    Coming from you, I'm sure that is clever, but I am, once again, at a loss. :confused:
     
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    I'd love to say that I'm surprised ;):p.

    Not really. I don't think it makes you hetero either. I think it's a new arm of sexuality that's being forged.
     
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    The very next year, one of my classmates brought his boyfriend to our prom, and I don't think there was any stink about it. And this was at a Catholic school mind you. :p
     
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    I'm pretty sure you'd have to turn in your membership card if you were.





    What, you guys don't have membership cards?
     
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    Strange...

    In Salt Lake City, UT, about 10 years ago, my brother wore a pink dress to the Prom. His date, a woman (as far as I know), wore a tuxedo.
     
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    Better to ask for forgiveness than permission, eh?
     

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