I came across this article in a sword of the LORD book and thought it would be good to post it. I believe it address' several issues that are still relevant to today. Please take a moment to read it and feel free to pass it along! It is important that we take a stand for what is right and I must say I would have been proud if my son would have been a part of this "Club"! Would you?
There is a "Girl-Watchers" club at Lakeside Junior High School in San Diego. It has a membership of 39 boys. Near the close of the last semester of school, the club published and distributed to all girls on the campus the following proclamation:
"We, the boys of the Girl-Watchers Club, have been watching girls for the past four weeks. Some of what we have observed has pleased us. But, much of what we have seen displeased, disgusted and repulsed us.
Therefore, we have agreed and resolved that some changes must be made. We feel the changes must be made. We feel the changes suggested are reasonable and fair. In general all we are asking is that girls again become feminine in their thoughts, words and deeds....
We are tired of constantly being forced to look at girls' underwear. For example, Petti-pants hanging out; skirts not long enough to cover underwear during such normal activities as sitting, stooping, reaching up or running.
Boys do not like the carelessness girls display when sitting with legs apart or lying on floors, grass, benches and retaining walls, constantly making others look at their underwear. This is no thrill for boys or anyone else - just obnoxious.
We find girls draped in boys' or mens' clothing unattractive and unfeminine. Many are wearing sailors' pea-jackets, boys' shirts with tails hanging out...and sundry other items of male clothing. Wear your own clothes and let us wear ours.
We are concerned about girls; choice of vocabulary in both spoken and written communication. We take a dim view of girls using both profane and obscene language in their conversations with each other and with us...Clean up your mouths or keep quiet.
We think girls passing notes or letters around is silly, but girls passing obscene or vulgar notes is revolting and intolerable. Stop writing dirty notes - period!
We are concerned about the large number of girls whose general behavior is becoming increasingly unfeminine and boylike...
Girls who smoke, ditch(cut classes), shoplift and hitchhike are well know to all of us and respected by NONE of us. Suggestion: Don't smoke; attend school, pay for the things you need and walk where you are going."
The "proclamation" concluded with an announcement that girls failing to comply with it would be subjected to "a total boycott of all friendly relations" with all 39 boys....The boycott started with the posting of the proclamation on a school bulletin board Friday morning.
All girls got a copy of the proclamation in the home rooms Friday morning and they all froze. They were still sore all day Monday, but by Tuesday they showed so much improvement, particularly in connection with underwear, the boycott was lifted pending a Girl-Watchers' meeting Friday.