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Postby The Truth and Light » Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:38 pm

Today was gender swap day at my school, as part of Spirit Week. As part of the theme, many boys showed up in female clothing and some even in dresses, while many girls dressed in the tomboy style.

Is this acceptable in a learning environment? Why or why not?

For me, it seems to definitely be a distraction, but it didn't really seem to keep much from getting done. But this sort of event seems to be controversial. What do you think, NSG?

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Postby Bengera » Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:40 pm

No, it's okay, I like being a guy.
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Postby The Murtunian Tribes » Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:41 pm

And this is supposed teach...what exactly?

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Postby Ceannairceach » Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:43 pm

The Murtunian Tribes wrote:And this is supposed teach...what exactly?

That transvestism and/or transgenderism is played for laughs.

I only see a problem with this as it makes actual transvestites and transgendered folks look like jokes. This said, other than that, nothing should be noted about it.

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Postby The Truth and Light » Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:43 pm

The Murtunian Tribes wrote:And this is supposed teach...what exactly?

Not sure. It seems Spirit Week is a common festivitie in American schools, and themes can range from Pajama Day to School Color Day; I've never seen a gender swap day before until today.
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Postby Conserative Morality » Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:45 pm

Damn, I thought this was about a hypothetical situation in which-

Never mind.

In any case, I don't really see any educational problems with it.
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Postby Lackadaisical2 » Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:46 pm

Sounds fucking weird, but whatever floats your boat I guess.
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Postby Imperial--japan » Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:46 pm

Sounds fun. :p
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Postby The Murtunian Tribes » Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:47 pm

The Truth and Light wrote:
The Murtunian Tribes wrote:And this is supposed teach...what exactly?

Not sure. It seems Spirit Week is a common festivitie in American schools, and themes can range from Pajama Day to School Color Day; I've never seen a gender swap day before until today.

So what do people who dress in drag do?

Also, Spirit Week is lame anyway.

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Postby Norstal » Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:47 pm

Why can't I have that in my former HS...
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Postby The Truth and Light » Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:47 pm

Imperial--japan wrote:Sounds fun. :p

It was quite interesting seeing all the guys walking around with fake boobs. And yes, it was pretty weird.

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Postby Imperial--japan » Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:51 pm

The Truth and Light wrote:
Imperial--japan wrote:Sounds fun. :p

It was quite interesting seeing all the guys walking around with fake boobs. And yes, it was pretty weird.

Damn that sounds awkward but in a good way.
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Postby Mosasauria » Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:52 pm

I like the idea. It would finally give me an excuse to try on woman's clothing.
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Postby The Anti-Cosmic Gods » Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:54 pm

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Postby Weed » Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:54 pm

High school isn't about learning, it is about making friends and having fun. <-- Unfortunate truth, IMO.

We did tons of these "days" and generally had almost no teaching on them because everyone was laughing and having fun looking at how crazy everyone else dressed.
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Postby Imperial--japan » Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:55 pm

Mosasauria wrote:I like the idea. It would finally give me an excuse to try on woman's clothing.

It would give me an excuse to where clothes at all.
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The Templar High Council wrote:Still not small enough. It don't matter though. I'm fine with a big, not moving one.

My that's an interesting request. I'd still have TGed it to ij if you wanted it to remain private.
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Postby Mosasauria » Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:57 pm

Weed wrote:High school isn't about learning, it is about making friends and having fun. <-- Unfortunate truth, IMO.

We did tons of these "days" and generally had almost no teaching on them because everyone was laughing and having fun looking at how crazy everyone else dressed.

This, plus your flag and nation name make a wierd and somewhat awkward but funny combo.
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Postby Mosasauria » Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:58 pm

Imperial--japan wrote:
Mosasauria wrote:I like the idea. It would finally give me an excuse to try on woman's clothing.

It would give me an excuse to where clothes at all.

...
Okay then...
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Postby Zerkistan » Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:58 pm

Strange idea...never heard of it until now.
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Postby Imperial--japan » Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:59 pm

Mosasauria wrote:
Imperial--japan wrote:It would give me an excuse to where clothes at all.

...
Okay then...

:p
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The Templar High Council wrote:Still not small enough. It don't matter though. I'm fine with a big, not moving one.

My that's an interesting request. I'd still have TGed it to ij if you wanted it to remain private.
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Postby Wazkyraque » Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:59 pm

My school has it too.

It is rather entertaining seeing a guy with fake boobs.
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Postby Zerkistan » Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:00 pm

Imperial--japan wrote:
Mosasauria wrote:I like the idea. It would finally give me an excuse to try on woman's clothing.

It would give me an excuse to where clothes at all.


This is going in my sig.
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Postby Divine Unity » Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:01 pm

Conserative Morality wrote:Damn, I thought this was about a hypothetical situation in which-

Never mind.

In any case, I don't really see any educational problems with it.



Yeah, the same initial thought occured to me too when I saw the title... a hypothetical situation-

Anyway, I just question the purpose behind this. I see no inherent detrimental effects... I just don't see any beneficial effects either. Seems pointless.

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Postby The Truth and Light » Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:01 pm

Ceannairceach wrote:
The Murtunian Tribes wrote:And this is supposed teach...what exactly?

That transvestism and/or transgenderism is played for laughs.

I only see a problem with this as it makes actual transvestites and transgendered folks look like jokes. This said, other than that, nothing should be noted about it.

I actually think it helps make those more socially acceptable.

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Postby Mosasauria » Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:01 pm

Divine Unity wrote:
Conserative Morality wrote:Damn, I thought this was about a hypothetical situation in which-

Never mind.

In any case, I don't really see any educational problems with it.



Yeah, the same initial thought occured to me too when I saw the title... a hypothetical situation-

Anyway, I just question the purpose behind this. I see no inherent detrimental effects... I just don't see any beneficial effects either. Seems pointless.

All of Spirit Week is basically pointless.
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