Sunday, February 17, 2008

Laughing at people with ridiculous beliefs justified by religious nonsense, part LXXVI

OK, I didn't actually count how many times I've done this sort of thing here on Internal Monologue, but pointing out this kind of wacky stuff has been a staple of this blog since its early days:

The Kansas State High School Activities Association said referees reported that Michelle Campbell was preparing to officiate at St. Mary's Academy near Topeka on Feb. 2 when a school official insisted that Campbell could not call the game.

The reason given, according to the referees: Campbell, as a woman, could not be put in a position of authority over boys because of the academy's beliefs.

(HT: Feministe) What a bunch of dorks. It almost makes me want to shift my support to Hilary Clinton, because it would be so fun to watch their heads explode if she were elected. I mean, we have a female Secretary of State (albeit not one I approve of) fer Chrissakes, and these school officials won't let a woman referee a frickin' high school basketball game? Feministe asks:
So do they not have female teachers? Are sons not taught to listen to their mothers? Do men not have to follow instructions from female police officers or law enforcement officials?
Good points.

And yes, this is a story from FOX news, but I'll support them for bringing this kind of stuff to light. I'm glad that the other male referees, upon hearing why she was asked to leave, refused to work in her place. More info on this story here.


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