School policy forbids kids from saying ‘no’ when asked to dance

From Yahoo: Alicia Hobson’s 11-year-old daughter, Azlyn, was counting down the days until the Valentine’s Day dance at her Utah middle school. “She was so excited she could barely sleep,” Hobson told TODAY Parents, noting that the sixth-grader picked out her outfit a week ahead of time. “It was supposed to be the best day ever,” Hobson, 37, said.

But it wasn’t.

That afternoon, when Azlyn got home, she had an “emotional explosion” in the kitchen, while recounting how a boy who makes her uncomfortable had asked her to dance.

“She politely said, ‘No thank you,’” Hobson revealed. The problem? At Rich Middle School in Laketown, Utah, it’s against the rules to say “no,” and principal Kip Motta allegedly intervened when he heard Azlyn decline the invitation at the dance.

“He said something like, ‘No, no. You kids go out and dance,’” Hobson revealed. “He basically shooed Azlyn and the boy off onto the dance floor.”

Azlyn told her mother she “hated every minute” and was “so relieved” when the song finally ended.

Motta and Rich School District Superintendent Dale Lamborn did not immediately respond to emails seeking comment. But Motta stood by the school’s policy in a letter to Hobson.

We do ask all students to dance. It is the nice thing to do and this will continue to be our policy,” Motta wrote on Feb. 15. “There have been similar situations in the past where some students have felt uncomfortable with others, and, as stated prior, the issues were discreetly handled. This allowed all students to feel welcome, comfortable, safe, and included.

Motta added that Hobson always has the option to check Azlyn out of school during dances, which are held in the daytime.

Hobson isn’t satisfied with Motta’s response — she wants the policy revised and will go to the Utah Board of Education if it isn’t.

“Girls HAVE to learn that they have the right to say no and that those around them have to respect that,” Hobson wrote on Facebook. “I’m not going to quietly stand by while my daughter and all of her classmates are being wrapped up in rape culture. No way.”

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William
William
4 months ago

“This allowed all students to feel welcome, comfortable, safe, and included.” Well isn’t that special. On the other hand forcing this girl to dance with the kid is not exactly wrapping her up in rape culture, just extremely wrong-headed SJW imposed “equality” or something. Everybody gets to dance, everybody gets a trophy. The solution? Home school and burn the public schools to the ground and sow the ground with salt. And then burn the ground to the ground. That should fix it

BKMart
BKMart
4 months ago

No means no!!!
Just Say No To Drugs!!!
You can’t say No here???

YouKnowWho
YouKnowWho
4 months ago

Friggin liberal idiots.

Steven Broiles
4 months ago

So we’ve gone from “All sex is rape” and #MeToo” to the other side where a girl is compelled to assent to the repugnant! We’ve gone from the Sexual Revolution to the Attack on Gender itself. Yes, this is a Satanic War against mankind, and in the end God shall win, but in the meantime the casualties shall be high. We are being WORN DOWN by the Devil because he thinks he has time on his side. He is in denial, of course. But we have one choice or defense left: Just as no one can make you feel inferior… Read more »

Pearl
Pearl
4 months ago

Two words: Home school.
Anyone who places vulnerable children into the hands of sick and perverted school personnel is an unfit parent.

TrailDust
Admin
4 months ago

Fascism is creeping into the most unexpected places these days. How awful for America.

Ziggy
Ziggy
4 months ago

But, but… CONSENT!!!
I just can’t follow the unhinged logic of these people anymore.

Pearl
Pearl
4 months ago

Mormons are no better than musloids. I Bet the boys don’t have to dance with anyone who asks, and of course they shouldn’t. But authoritarianism is even more repugnant when carried out against the most powerless.

Dr. Eowyn
Admin
4 months ago

What happened to #MeToo, sexual harassment, etc. etc.?