If you’ve been keeping abreast of all the news being discussed on talk shows the last couple of days, one titillating story seems to emerge as the perfect example of “our cups runneth over,” when it comes to justice in America.
You must know by now that in 2010 – nearly three years ago – two little girls, ages 12 and 13, observed Breast Cancer Awareness Day in their Easton, Penn. school by wearing the popular bracelets that read: “I Heart Boobies”.
They were suspended.
The school superintendent said the bracelets were “cause-based marketing energized by sexual double entendres”.
The girls’ families filed a lawsuit.
The court sided with the girls, saying that the school district had not proved the bracelets to be disruptive. The educators kept appealing and losing to additional courts and even the American Civil Liberties Union, all of which contended that the word “boobies” on a bracelet will not destroy society, and in this context, might even save lives.
The school district says it may take the issue all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which clearly establishes, in my mind, the difference between “boobies” and “boobs”.
There. I’m glad I got that off my chest.
I’m Pat McMahon.