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Cindy’s Pick: Not Feminine Enough?

Last week came the story of a boy in Buncombe County, N.C., who got bullied when he showed up at school with a “My Little Pony” bag. His public school told him to lose the bag — which outraged the cybersphere until the school relented. Apparently, he wasn’t seen as masculine enough. Now comes the story of a girl apparently thought by her school as not feminine enough. It happened last month but is just now coming out – everywhere. The 8-year-old Lynchburg, Va., girl has an affinity for autographed baseballs, collector coins and hunting knives. She likes to wear T-shirts and sneakers. She plays sports. And she keeps her hair short. Her private Christian school sent a letter to her grandmother and guardian saying she should dress and act more like a girl/Washington Post. More here.

Question: What would you tell school officials at the girl's school in Lynchburg, Va.?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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