New Jersey School Nixes 'Cross-dressing' Fashion Show After Parent Complains

By Peter J. Smith MAPLE SHADE, New Jersey, April 15, 2010 ( - Just a simple "misunderstanding?"  That is what officials at Maude Wilkins Elementary School in Maple Shade, New Jersey are trying to say happened over a "cross-dressing" fashion show for third graders...

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"If your child is a young man, he does not have to wear a dress or skirt, as there are many time periods where women wore jeans, pants and trousers,” Uibel wrote. “However, each child must be able to express what time period their outfit is from. Most of all, your child should have fun creating their outfit and learning about how women's clothing has changed!"

The event was scheduled for April 16th. - Day of Silence. Was this by chance? This is part of the letter sent home and due to conflict the school canceled it and said that this parent misunderstood.

Yet this was a 3rd grade projec*t for" Women's History" while Women's History Month in the schools **takes place in March.

At the bottom is a picture of one small panel of a large display from our local high school in NH which last year was on the wall - into June -" Women's History Month". At the top is" Roe vs. Wade - 1973 first legal abortions"

On the right with his chest open is Pres. Obama and on the left are rainbow colored words "The pieces of a 1950's Housewife"(not in this picture).

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