Last year, I blogged repeatedly about the gross debauchery that characterized San Francisco’s Bay to Breaker’s race, a race run through public streets and ending up in ostensibly family-friendly Golden Gate Park. Apparently I wasn’t the only one who was shocked and disgusted. This year, both the City and the race’s sponsors are banning beer and nudity, which should go a long way to stemming the X-rated revelry that permeated this event. Unsurprisingly, the social anarchists, those who live to lower societal standards, are outraged.
Incidentally, this is the kind of trickle-down effect you get when society lets down its guard, and allows people to engage in behavior that is demeaning or debauched:
Low-cut dresses and wild, explicit “freak dancing” at a recent formal has prompted Sir Francis Drake High School to ban school-sponsored dances.”After our experiences at the Winter Formal É it has become evident that we can no longer guarantee the ‘safe and healthy’ aspects of our school dances for all students,” Principal Don Drake wrote in a Feb. 2 letter to parents.
At the Jan. 30 event, held at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Club, chaperones found students “performing lap dances,” a stall door ripped from its hinges in the boys’ bathroom and a used condom on the dance floor. The 16 adult chaperones also heard rumors that some of the students had attended the dance high on ecstasy and prescription drugs.
It’s no surprise to learn, too, that some of the students are complaining — although I bet there is a significant number of students, mainly girls, who are secretly happy that the administration has acted to protect them from uncomfortable situations. What is a surprise, though, is the fact that some parents are complaining too. What in the world kind of parents think it’s okay for their children to simulate sex on a dance floor?