Parents Upset Kids Told to Dance With Each Other at Valentine's Event

It "sends a bad message to girls that girls have to say 'yes.'"

Social justice warriors can't win, and it's glorious. 

Kanesville Elementary School in Ogden, Utah is holding its Valentine's Day Dance for sixth graders. To avoid hurt feelings, teachers tell their students to dance with any classmate that asks. It's the "everyone gets a trophy" of school dances. But wait. This is 2018. Natalie Richard, whose daughter is a sixth grader at the school, finds this guideline to be inappropriate. She said:

"(This) sends a bad message to girls that girls have to say 'yes' -- sends a bad message to boys that girls can't say 'no,'" Richard said. "Psychologically, my daughter keeps coming to me and saying I can't say 'no' to a boy. That's the message kids are getting."

In the age of #MeToo, the school can't have that, so they've changed the way the dance is going to work this year. Students will get dance cards with ten spaces- half for the boys' choices of partner and half for girls'. 

The only rule is that you can't dance with the same person twice. Having favorites is still a bridge too far.