Last week, a teacher at Lumberton High School had the girls in her class wear the hijab. The ensuing debate pitted multicultural education against “traditional” American values. As usual, the outraged parents came off as uncultured Christian bigots – Texans, for short.
Jeremiah wonders if there are any feminists on staff at Huffington Post. To a feminist, this activity sounds like plain child abuse. What if, next week, this teacher makes your daughter wear hot pants and high heels?
This is really a lesson on how women are objectified by different cultures around the world. Note that boys were not included in the exercise. To be clear – if a woman wishes to wear the veil, heels, or combat boots, that’s her choice alone. This is the relevant American value, and we all should defend it.
Gaffes like this show that the multicultural movement is not really about equal and unbiased study of all cultures. Imagine the outrage if some teacher made her Muslim students take off their hijab – strictly for education, you understand. Go ahead. Try that in your classroom.