Sunday, June 20, 2010

Landon School Scandal has made my head explode

Okay, so I'm working on getting back in my groove. Not rut. Groove. They are different. I guess a groove can become a rut if you let it. Anyway...

My amazing friend, Lori, sent me the horrible info on the Landon School Scandal when I was up to my armpits in bands, managers, tour buses, speakers, no wi-fi, thunderstorms, ceiling leaks, and divas. And, no, the divas are not whom you think they would be.

So, the info has been bouncing around in the back of my brain and today I'm passing it on to you.

Reading about this made my head want to explode. I'm almost at a loss for words. I've typed a sentence over and over, but my mind keeps shattering.

This despicable attitude has been directed at girls that were supposedly their friends. How much worse must their attitudes be about people they have no connections with?

It makes me furious and it makes me realize how easily the idea of people being seen as property is birthed.

The fact the school tried to keep the scandal hush hush is very irritating. The Washington Post article states that just a few of the girl's families were contacted and three boys received in-school suspensions. In-school suspensions? Really? That's all? And, why weren't all the families warned that their daughters were being targeted in this way?

My heart hurts for the girls. It hurts because they didn't deserve this and the matter was swept under the rug, the boys slapped on the wrist. It hurts because there are girls in the world seeking attention and will do anything to get it. They are the perfect prey for predators like these boys.

My heart hurts for the families that believe the boys behavior is acceptable. That just look at it as "boys being boys" and don't see it for the sickness it really is. There are huge vacuums in these families. And they don't have a clue it is there.

My head has exploded and my heart hurts.

1 comment:

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

That is disgusting. It's really sad, because women today are just as much property as they were before.