The coercive wussification of American youth has now claimed dodgeball as a casualty in Windham, New Hampshire:
The classic gym class game has been a rite of passage for years, but dodgeball may have met its match in the form of the Windham School board, which at a recent meeting voted 4-1 to end dodgeball and other so-called “human target” activities…
A “handful of parents” alleged that dodgeball constitutes “bullying” because “their kids were targeted during dodgeball.” Everyone is targeted during dodgeball.
A relative grown-up speaks up:
“I think they’re really fun because they’re just soft balls so it doesn’t hurt if it hits you,” said sixth-grade student Lindsey Stagg.
Unfortunately few people this sensible hold positions of authority in the education establishment.
On tips from Mickey Shea, Chris W, and Clingtomyguns.