Clear, concise, brilliant.
Thanks for writing this. As an alumni of RHS I was saddened by the decision of the PTA to hire this speaker. I was encouraged by the students and their questions.
There is hope.
As the mother of 3 girls in the Texas public school system, the story of Justin Lookadoo’s controversial, gender stereotyped speech at Richardson High School hit me hard. My 14 or 12 year old daughters could easily have been sitting in that auditorium. Here’s the thing, I am not teaching my girls to be dateable. I am teaching them to focus on becoming the best person they can be, on being kind and compassionate, on standing up for what is right, and on making this world a better place. Without further ado, here is my open letter to Justin Lookadoo.
Dear Mr. Lookadoo,
We (along with most of the internet) recently heard about your presentation at Richardson High School. The students’ outrage shed light on your views of the “dateability” of children and how rigid, harmful notions of gender roles are supposedly espoused by God.
As mothers, university professors…
View original post 1,535 more words