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  •  That was the first thing I thought, too (2+ / 0-)
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    We didn't segregate by gender in my high school, and I graduated a LOOOOOOOONG time ago. It's stunning that it actually happens anywhere in this day and age. And obviously, schools that have that kind of divisive mindset seem to also have a divisive mindset on transgender - if you don't fit in their boxes the way they want you to, then damnit, they're going to try to force you to.

    •  I've never seen a graduation without gender (3+ / 0-)

      separation.

      We have family videos of girl/boy combinations walking to the podium at the same time, until either all "couples" had made their way up or a single boy or girl was left to go alone.

      Seemed a bygone formality, similar to many proms.

      "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

      by wader on Sun Jun 09, 2013 at 06:43:28 PM PDT

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      •  At my nephew's graduation a couple of weeks ago, (1+ / 0-)
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        the graduates all wore blue robes.  It looked nice and I was glad to see no differentiation made.

        Everyone, in some small sacred sanctuary of the self, is nuts. -Leo Rosten, author (1908-1997)

        by Spirit of Life on Mon Jun 10, 2013 at 09:03:44 AM PDT

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