I don’t know what your PTA meetings are like, but mine are so bor-i-n-g. Yesterday, at the all-day Deaf School PTA extravaganza, the parents were given a twelve page hand-out of budget expenditures, and schedules for this year and last, and then a teacher proceeded to read every last word. Transparency is great, but do we really need to have all this stuff read to us?
Later, there was a meeting of parents (well, mothers) of just the elementary school students. One of the key points mentioned was the problem of fushinsha (creepy men). Apparently, there have been some incidences in the news lately, so we were advised not to let our daughters wear provocative clothing. Okay, there is one nine-year-old girl who wears short skirts, and on occasion my eight-year old has worn tank tops. Is that provocative? Shall we just throw chadors over them right now?