Tuesday, September 23, 2008

It's a Holiday!

Did you know today was National Ass Grab Day? No really...I am not kidding. Just google it and you will find several of the teen forums talking about it. Apparently it happens several times a year. How did I find out about it...I caught an unfortunate young man grabbing a young lady's bottom in the hallway today. A serious no-no in my book!

He and I then came to an understanding about why that sort of behavior would not be tolerated again. I think he got the message...it was hard not to with my finger inches from his face and words like sexual harassment, demeaning, disrespectful, suspension, legal charges and his football coach standing to the side glaring at him during the entire interaction. Oh by the way, he will be benched for the next game.

The girl...as disturbing as this is to say, she thought this whole 'grab ass event' was cute and fun. She even tried to cover for this young man claiming he grabbed her book bag and not her rear end. Unfortunately, I have not had the opportunity to discuss this with her...but I will and I will use the same vocabulary with her I used with him.

I will take the discussion with her one step further. My agenda with her will be to make sure she understands the message she is sending by allowing someone to touch her like that. To disrespect her...to disrespect herself...to allow herself to be demeaned...to allow herself to be harassed.

Of course I am an equal opportunity scolder of the ass grabber and had it been the other way around I would have reacted the same way and the message would also have been the same. I strongly support the ideal that boy's should not grab girl's rear ends, girls should not grab boy's rear ends, boys should not grab boy's rear ends and girls should not grab girl's rear ends. In fact, how about we go back to that age old rule of just keeping our hands to ourselves?

Though what I am to expect? After all today is a holiday...National Ass Grab Day.

I'd like to kick the ass of the person who came up with that!


Enigma said...

Geez....when I was in high school we had "spirit day," or some other day. Of course, the "day" was dictated by the teachers, and there was no internet where youth, seething with vital hormonal secretions, could create these oh so special "occasions." Lucy, I don't know how you do it.

david mcmahon said...

The bottom line is ?

Sue Nicholson said...

Absolutely :-)

I know this sounds like I am an old fuddy duddy BUT young women seem to be losing the plot.

Do we really want to go back to the 60s/70s again? Done that, not as much fun as films etc would have you believe. My daughter thinks I exagerate sometimes about the lack of equality then, I don't. I sat next to a man doing the same job as me and he was on the male pay scale and I on the women's!!!

Love the way you write . . . makes me want to read the next paragraph and then the next :-)

Bye for now . . . Sue

The Egel Nest said...

Bottoms up? Do they have hallmark cards for this? "Your ass is so grab-able..."

Weird... lol

Found you from David's blog.

The Egel Nest

2sweetnsaxy said...

LOL@you wanting to kick the ass of the person that started this. Nothing surprises me any more. I just shake my head. Things have changed so and it's like anything and everything goes. It makes me feel old.

Tootie said...

This is too funny! I came to see the sky watch Friday photo. It is a really neat one, by the way! I love the idea of arches like that. Now I have to read more to determine where they are. :-)

As for the holiday you mention; you go!!!! I have never heard of that one, so think I may have heard it all now. Ya' think?

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