I mean, it is a simple matter of where the line gets crossed. For some, the line is at Hooters. For others, They wouldn't care about Hooters as it is now, but would care if Hooters did wet Tshirt displays. Still others wouldn't care about that, but would care if the waitresses only wore little pasties over their aereolae. Still more others (though getting much fewer) wouldn't care about this, but would care about topless. And so on.
There is a difference between Hooters and Perkins. You may not feel the difference matters, but it is there.
As I said earlier, I think Hooters is harmless, and the teacher obviously thought the same. However, I would never have chosen what this teacher chose. My judgement would have told me that the decision would be controversial, and my job as a teacher would be to respect parental prerogatives and maintain good relations with all parents unless such relations are trumped by academic considerations.
This wasn't one of those occasions.
Perkins is that annoyingly ultra-conservative chick who wears Amish-esque dresses and scoffs at dirty jokes or foul language.
They can both cook a good meal, but only one of them is going to deliver the total package.
She offered a group of young men and women a choice that was well within community standards. They made a choice that I morally disapprove of, but that's no different than the millions of men and women that patronize Hooter's on a yearly basis.
Whether women choose to allow themselves to be sexually objectified is an independent decision (which nobody in this thread has disputed nor impinged) on their part and has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with a decision by a high school teacher about WHERE to take her underage charges for a meal. I am not an ugly woman, I am a father who has raised 3 great kids with the help of their mother, and I am not in favor of the school failing to provide a wholesome environment for our kids.
The school made the appropriate decision to suspend the teacher, who should not have even offered it as a choice to the kids. Hooters sexually objectifies women (beside charging above average prices for below average burgers!), and schools should not teach by example of patronizing the place that it is ok.
Irrelevant. The teacher should not have offered them a choice of an establishment with "sex appeal" as its primary "concept".I wonder, there was talk of the kids being asked their opinion. And while I know the teacher is the "responsible adult" if the kids wanted to go then good on them. It's not like the teacher forced them to go to Hooters.
The school administration did the right thing. Thank god they have some responsible adults running that system.