Public Displays of Affection

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  1. alaskaguy

    alaskaguy Well-Known Member

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    What limits should there be on public displays of affection?

    What limits should there be on displays of affection within a school system?

    In some schools hugging, holding hands, and giving high fives is not allowed.

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    Where Students Can't Hug - Yahoo! News
     
  2. Big12Fan

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    In a school system, hugging one another as a greeting shouldn't be banned. I would like to see adults in charge able to use their judgement to determine when a PDA is inappropriate.
     
  3. Cyclonepride

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    Whose version of tasteful do we get to use? If we use modern Cyclonepride, I would say hugging is perfectly fine, a small, short kiss borderline, but still probably ok. High school age Cyclonepride, however, had a whole different version of tasteful:tongue:
     
  4. brianhos

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    Are you freakin serious? Cannot hug someone in high school? I thought the point of HS was to teach these kids the skills they need to make it through life. I am not sure what banning hugging is doing to help that except raising the contempt level in students towards authority. And on that topic, where do these school admins get off? They seem to live to try enforce their viewpoints on kids now anyway.

    I am going to go crazy once my kids get into the public school system if people try to enforce this crap on them.
     
  5. bos

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    I would have to agree with this. Hugging is not a big deal. Making out in the hallway is a different story.
     
  6. bos

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    Me too. If my kids get into trouble for high fiving or hugging a girl in the hallway, Im going to tell the official to stick it. I want my kids to have the same freedoms as I did. I knew the difference between right and wrong and what was acceptable behavior and what isnt. These people are creating a sterile world. Someday we are going to be like that movie Gattaca.
     
  7. brianhos

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    You have that exactly right. I am just waiting for the day my kids get suspended because I tell their teacher/principal off.
     
  8. CTAClone

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    Why are us American's so prude?
     
  9. brianhos

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    Probably the same crowd of corn cob up their butt conservatives that are trying to ban gay marriage. You cannot just let people be happy, you gotta horn in on their good time because your own life is so utterly without anything of importance in it.
     
  10. isucyfan

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    Isn't it funny that the "corn cob up their butt conservatives" trying to ban gay marriage are apparently the ones who enjoy having the corn cob up their butt? See: Larry "Wide Stance" Craig and Ted "It Was Only a Massage" Haggart.
     
  11. brianhos

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    The ones that are most against it are the ones that are trying to hide something.
     
  12. ISUKyro

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    As an educator I understand both sides. The educator side is afraid that we won't know/ can't tell when a hug is more than a hug and someone will get offended and the next thing you know we have a lawsuit (or threat of one) on our hands. Parents of kids these days are very diverse and you never know what you are going to get. On the other hand I also see the side of me that knows I have much more to worry about with a students education than that of who they are hugging.
     
  13. herbiedoobie

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    Hey, I'm one of your "corn cob up the butt" conservatives you speak of, and I'm all FOR public displays of affection, at least between my wife and I.

    We LIVE to gross out teenagers. (plus we wub each other sooooooo much!)

    Seriously, stupid, zero tolerance rules are put in place by stupid, unable to reason or control kids employees/administrators of school systems, because they are incompetent idiots.

    Competent people are able to maintain an organized school environment.
     
  14. iceclone

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    Herbie, just because you write for a living and should know better: "Between my wife and me." Sorry, hypercorrection just bugs me.
     
  15. Cyclonepride

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    I'm guessing you read that post wrong. It seems as if you both agree on the central point. Just trying to right a wrong there:wink:

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  16. herbiedoobie

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    That, is a change. At least from Newell-Providence 5th grade Miss Holst. (All the 5th grade boys thought she was awesome, too!)

    Well, I write for a military audience. It makes my semi-literacy appear to be F. Scott Fitzgerald-esque. :wink:
     

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