It began with a demand for Barack Obama’s birth certificate to legitimize his presidential bid. Now, with bathroom laws in several states, you had best have your BC with you when you need to pee.
In a conference call today, Karen Finney mentioned a time when girls were not permitted to wear pants to school. Some schools, amazingly, are citing BCs as the arbiter of what may or may not be considered appropriate prom attire.
The prom is more than a rite of passage. As a school function, it is also an educational event where budding young adults first get to step into the social circle of adulthood. Choosing prom attire is part of that process. (See the movie Carrie.)
Before the chicks fly at graduation, they get to test their wings and identities at the social event of the season sponsored by the school. They will fledge as the products of their alma maters. They should be allowed, whatever educators have stuffed¹ in their heads, to choose the feathers they feel best identify their individual varieties and should feel protected and resplendent in their right to do so.
¹“There are three things to remember when teaching: know your stuff; know whom you are stuffing; and then stuff them elegantly.” – Lola May