An elementary school in Utah is being accused of sending sixth-grade girls bad messages by telling them that they have accept boys’ offers to dance with them at its annual Valentine’s Day gala.
Local news station Fox 13 reports that Kanesville Elementary School in West Haven, Utah instructed female sixth graders that they must agree to dance with any boy who asks them at an upcoming dance.
The idea, says the school, is to teach children the value of respecting one another.
“We want to promote kindness, and so we want you to say yes when someone asks you to dance,” explains Weber School District spokesperson Lane Findlay.
However, West Haven resident Natalie Richard said that this could set a dangerous set of behavioral norms and expectations among young men and women.
“I do see it from their perspective when it comes to that, but there are many other ways to teach children how to be accepting than with a social dance,” she said. “[It] sends a bad message to girls that girls have to say ‘yes,’ [it] sends a bad message to boys that girls can’t say ‘no.'”
All the same, the school says that the dance is entirely voluntary, and it says that students are shown a list of students who have expressed interest in dancing with them beforehand and are given the opportunity to speak up if they don’t feel comfortable with some of those people.
Watch Fox 13’s video report below.
Fox News’ Hannity has to stop and remind Trump to use anti-FBI propaganda in the middle of an interview
The president seemed to short-circuit in his interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity Wednesday.
President Donald Trump began speaking about the report from special counsel Robert Mueller, repeating "no collusion, no obstruction." He then went off on a tangent about the dossier from Christopher Steele and whether or not he was spied on as a candidate in 2016.
"If they spied on my campaign and they may have, it will be one of the great revelations in history of this country," Trump told Hannity. "I will tell you, it’s going to be very interesting, I think we are going to find out. Can you imagine if it were the other way around and I spied on President Obama’s campaign? Can you imagine what the repercussions would be? Or I spied on cricket Hillary’s campaign. Can you imagine with the repercussions would be?"
Pentagon gives senators classified briefing on UFOs reported by the Navy
While it might sound like something out of "The X-Files," Navy pilots have been seeing UFOs, and U.S. Senators now want to know what's happening.
According to Politico, three more senators met with Pentagon officials for a classified briefing Wednesday about encounters pilots are having with unidentified aircraft. It seems the Pentagon is getting more and more requests by officials with high clearances to figure out what's happening.
The crafts are, at their most basic, nothing more than "unidentified aircraft," and while it isn't likely they're little green men, there are some senators who might have concerns about whether these UFOs are actually a foreign adversary.
Tucker Carlson: If America is so racist, why is Cory Booker a senator?
Fox News host Tucker Carlson has made no secret of his contempt for multiculturalism, even going so far as to suggest that diversity is not our "strength."
At the same time, however, he firmly believes that America is not a racist country, and has no reason to give reparations to the descendants of enslaved Africans. The proof? New Jersey elected a black senator!
"Sen. Cory Booker made a guest appearance at the [reparations] hearing. He claimed that the same country that has made him one of the most powerful figures in the land, is in fact incorrigibly racist," said Carlson. He played a clip of Booker saying, "We as a nation have not yet truly acknowledged and grappled with racism and white supremacy that has tainted this country's founding and continues to persist in those deep racial disparities and inequalities today."