Puritanical Sexism

Ken AshfordSex/Morality/Family ValuesLeave a Comment

I don’t know what to say about this.  It boggles the mind.

Alysha Cosby, an Alabama high-school student, was banned from participating in her school’s graduation last night because she is pregnant.

So she announced her own name and walked across the stage anyway. (I love it!)

Cosby, her mother, and her aunt were then escorted out of the room by police.

Officials from St. Jude Educational Institute in Montgomery, Alabama told Cosby to stop attending the school in March, due to “safety concerns.” She completed her courses at home. And even though she met all of the academic requirements and received her diploma, the school refused to recognize her at the ceremony.

The kicker? The father of Cosby’s child– a student at the same high school– was allowed to graduate with the class.

From Feministing.