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I’m Fine with Guys Wearing Kilts

Barbara Vey -- February 15th, 2013
High School Student William Carruba (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Christian Gooden)

High School Student William Carruba (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Christian Gooden)

 

It’s no secret that I cannot resist a book with a kilt on the cover.  There’s just something about it that oozes alpha male lazer rays my way.  My lifelong dream is to go to Scotland and bask in all that kilt glory.  There is a rich heritage there and image of the plaids representing clans fascinates me.

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That is why I read, in horror, the story about the high school student who wasn’t allowed to wear his family kilt to prom.  The school officials deemed it “not normal. “It’s not what we call normal wear,” his school superintendent said at special meeting addressing the great kilt conundrum. “We must adhere to our [dress] policy, to do otherwise would be reckless on our part.” Well, maybe we don’t see people walking around here in kilts all the time, but for this young man’s heritage, it is very normal.  Would burkas be allowed or is that “not normal” either?  How about yamakas?

 

Gerard Butler rocking his kilt

Gerard Butler rocking his kilt

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I don’t see anything obscene about this.  If anything, I see this as a wonderful tribute to this man’s roots.  Even his girlfriend is for it since she is a huge Gerard Butler (Scotsman) fan.  The student tried to explain, “One of my great-grandfathers came to this country in the 1700s for freedom,”  Saying I can’t wear my kilt … is a pronouncement that I cannot honor my family.”  But the school officials stuck by the lame excuse, “attending the prom is a privilege, not a right.”

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You can read the whole article here

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Bottom Line:  Dear School Officials, you have bigger fish to fry.