I just learned from Breda’s Facebook (trademark pending) that there’s a New Jersey school implementing a “no cursing” rule for female students. The males, however, have simply been asked to abstain from cursing when females are near.
Allow me to quote from “The Birdcage”:
Val: “Are you upset?”
Armand: “…and let me tell you why.”
Okay. So we have a Catholic school with an initiative to have ladies act like ladies, and to them, that means no cursing. They also hope that the girls’ behavior will influence the guys, allowing them to see that cursing is ungentlemanly or some shit. When they’re finished with a month of not cursing? They get a button to wear that insinuates that women shouldn’t talk, period! AWESOME, YOU GUYS!
Here we have a future Nobel Prize winner’s opinion, and I daresay it’s not that different than a lot of the other guys in the school:
“It’s unattractive when girls have potty mouths,” said Nicholas Recarte, 16. A pitcher on the school’s baseball team, Recarte said he can’t help shouting obscenities from the mound after mishaps, and he didn’t expect that to change.
ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?
Seriously, you have to be shitting me. Your ass is pulling bullshit out of your god-damned twatwafflin’ cuntbubble brain and then shitting it out for these youngsters to see as a good example of how to live life.
Now, I’m not naive enough to think that women aren’t looked down upon for cursing in real life. You should see some of the looks I get when I go off in front of some people (gamers and most bloggers aside…they think it’s hilarious). But I’m also not as naive as this bajingo-muffin Flynn (the teacher who instigated the pledge) to think that girls aren’t going to see this double-standard for what it is, decide it’s a steaming pile of bullshit, and just keep their cursing to times when there aren’t teachers or snitches around. (Snitches are bitches, don’tcha know.)
Here’s how it worked when I was in high school, and how it should work in all schools, IMHO: Don’t fucking curse in front of the teachers or other adults. That’s it. You curse amongst your friends, if you curse in front of a “cool” teacher, they give you a warning to be more careful, and you’re good to go. If you curse in front of a non-cool teacher, they punish you, you learn not to curse in front of the teachers. How hard is that?
Seriously? How fucking hard is it not to sound like your mouth has gone ass-spelunking in front of adults when you’re just a fucking stupid teenager? (And ALL teenagers are fucking stupid – so are most adults, and there’s the life lesson those Catholic students are learning right now.) GOOD JOB, ADULTS. THE KIDS THINK YOU’RE FUCKING MORONS. AND THEY’RE RIGHT.
I will leave you with a quote by George Carlin (and a video, because the quote you all want to see is best viewed, not read): “Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.”