The “hugging” police in high school?

Morning in nytimes “For teenagers, Hello means “how about a hug?

I think it’s rather nice. So what if kids just stay in the hallway and hug? It seems some people have issues with it:

“And schools from Hillsdale, N.J., to Bend, Ore., wary in a litigious era about sexual harassment or improper touching — or citing hallway clogging and late arrivals to class — have banned hugging or imposed a three-second rule.”

Wow.  I think US schools have more to worry about than students jovially hugging one another. Hugging’s a natural “feel good”.

When school shooting and bullying are increasingly in the news, just let the young American culture embrace the hug:)

Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times

Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times

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6 thoughts on “The “hugging” police in high school?

  1. Jonathan says:

    Seriously! There are bigger things to worry about… man.

  2. Jay Godse says:

    I think that tying hugging to harassment would be a great cash-cow business for a certain kind of lawyer. It is fed by uptight parents and paranoid school administrators and ultimately funded by property taxes (e.g. property tax-> school fees -> school liability insurance premiums -> litigation settlements), which is a very stable source of income. Lawyers and insurance agents would score big.

    This recession has been tough on lawyers and insurance agents. This will cut them a break…

  3. Danny Bloom says:

    Hugs all around. Hugs make the world go round. Sure. We need em. More power to those kids. Adults are stupid.

  4. Danny Bloom says:

    by the way, Jane, remember polar cities? They are still on, more than ever. SIGH. But i recently also did a youtube video on a virtual speech to the class of 2099. about coal stoppage. for future lives. Can you view it and maybe blog on it pro or con. Does the speech do anything for you? Maybe not. Take a look. Google “graduation speech 2099 youtube” and you can see it. — danny still in Taiwan forever, are you still in Finland? Happy summering!

  5. Danny Bloom says:

    here is the speech

  6. Kat Midds says:

    How is hugging even something that can be regulated? What a joke.

    In other news – Jane Porter is awesome. And I’d love to hug her.

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