Sunday, May 18, 2008

At A Loss

Organisers and judges at Queensland eisteddfod contests claim to be shocked:

... by "disgusting" performances involving girls as young as seven dressed in stockings, crop tops and mini-skirts to perform sexy dances to "inappropriate" music...
President of the Rockhampton Eisteddfod Association Les Killion is at a loss to solve the problem:

"Unfortunately we can't put any rules in place to prevent it happening in the future," Mr Killion said.
Brisbane Eisteddfod Association secretary Anne Hellen feels equally impotent:

Mrs Schrader said she had tried to address the issue with several teachers. "Unfortunately, we can't stop this," she said. "All we can do is express our discontent or disappointment, and that doesn't seem to make much difference with the teachers. They just want to make an impression to win a contest."
They could try subtracting points from routines featuring inappropriately dressed students.

As for the teachers, what's that word they use to describe people who sexualise children?

-- Nick

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