Boy, I thought the english muffin headline was the best of the day…this one is battling for the top spot: Texas Schools Scrap ‘Cross-Dressing’ Day. (AP)
A homecoming tradition in which boys dress like girls and vice versa in a tiny Texas school district won’t be held Wednesday after a parent complained about what she regarded as the event’s homosexual overtones.
TWIRP, which stands for “The Woman Is Requested to Pay,” was hosted by Spurger schools for years during Homecoming Week — to give boys and girls a chance to reverse social roles and let older girls invite boys on dates, open doors and pay for sodas.
…Delana Davies, 33, said she complained after reading a school notice about “TWIRP Day.” Davies, whose 9-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter attend Spurger Elementary, said she viewed the day not as a silly Homecoming Week activity, but rather something related to homosexuality.
“It’s like experimenting with drugs,” Davies said. “You just keep playing with it and it becomes customary. … If it’s OK to dress like a girl today, then why is it not OK in the future?”