Breaking News! Today, at Newark Charter School, some female students began a feminist club. That seems to be all the rage these days. But something happened they didn’t quite expect. When male students wanted to join, they were told they can’t be a part of it. Why? If I had to guess, it’s the whole guy-girl thing.
In today’s world of both gender bathrooms, inclusion must not be a lesson learned among some NCS students. To be crystal clear on this, this feminist club was not brought forth or endorsed by Newark Charter School. It was created by students, for students. Well, female students as it turns out. One parent is actually not happy about their son being barred entrance from this elite club. We have come a long way since the He-Man Woman Hater’s Club on the Little Rascals. I would love to know what inspired these female students to start a feminist club.
Will we start to see parents of male students leaving NCS? Will the DOE or the State of Delaware intervene? Can we expect to see another student sit-in? Stay tuned.
The Delaware blogging community saw a very odd thing happen this week. Delaware Liberal saw four of their ten contributors suddenly leave the popular liberal blog. El Somnambulo left on Wednesday. Soon after, Delaware Dem, Cassandra, and Pandora left and began a new blog called Blue Delaware. The tension came to a high point when Delaware Dem put up a post about changes readers would like to see on the blog. Feelings rose to the surface causing the split. Delaware Liberal is still around and is pumping out tons of posts. As well, a regular commenter on Del Lib named Donviti began his own blog called Worn Off Novelty. Stan Merriman is also writing more stuff on his own blog, Pitchforks & Populists. Kavips is still closed but I am hoping he/she comes out of the woodwork very soon! On the education front, I am still writing stuff (not as much as I had been), along with Kilroy and Atnre Alleyne’s The Urgency of Now. Elizabeth Scheinberg has been writing some interesting stuff with her new blog, Echo Awareness.
Much of the feelings of resentment go back to the primary and the split among Delaware Democrats between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. The three who left Del Lib to start their own blog were huge Hillary supporters. El Som was a big Bernie supporter. Conflict ensued leading to the events of this week. Looks like it is time for me to update my Delaware blog roll!