Some of the Boys Dressed in Pink Shorts Anyway

Hat tip: Emily at Strangechord
You knew, didn't you, that when a rural elementary school in East Texas had a "let's swap gender roles" day, someone would complain that the practice "promotes homosexuality" (shudder).

Students in Spurger, Texas were encouraged by school officials to wear camouflage hunting gear to class on Wednesday after they called off their annual "TWIRP Day" in which boys dressed as girls and vice versa.

The cross-dressing tradition began some years back as a kind of Sadie Hawkins Day where girls ask boys to go out on dates.

TWIRP stands for "The Woman Is Requested To Pay."

But Delana Davies, who has two children in the Spurger school, complained this year that the tradition could promote homosexuality and got the Liberty Legal Institute, a right-wing Christian legal group, to take up the cause.

"It might be fun today to dress up like a little girl -- kids think it's cute and things like that. And you start playing around with it and, like drugs, you do a little here and there (and) eventually it gets you," Davies told reporters.

So in the interests of promoting heterosexuality (and deer hunting), the authorities re-designated the day as "camouflage day". Now personally, I know some women who look fabulous in camouflage and combat boots, but I'm not sure that's quite what the school had in mind. Anyway, you can read about the whole subversive plot here.