Apparently San Antonio, Texas is now ground zero for the further pussification of America, because a school there has just banned sunscreen on campus.
I wear sunscreen every day, whether it’s winter or summer. Both of my parents and several of my grandparents have had some form of skin cancer, it’s inevitable for me as well. I grew up in Florida, and when my parents weren’t around I wouldn’t put on sunscreen because I was young and foolish. In fact, I’ve even had sun-poisoning twice for being a dumbass and getting too sunburnt.
Again, varying levels of skin cancer is all but certain in my future.
So, naturally this is something adult-me has pretty strong feelings about, and when I heard about this school in Texas banning sunscreen because it’s a ‘toxic substance’ and kids could ingest it, I was pretty f*cking outraged.
Their rationale being that kids should just later up before coming to school, field trip or not, and they won’t need to reapply throughout the day. Oh, I forgot to mention one of the two times I suffered from sun-poisoning was in Dallas, TX, where I lived for a year and where the sun’s nearly as hellacious as it is down in FL. Again, the pussification of American continues.
According to MyFOX8, a parent in the North East Independent School District by the name of Christy Riggs was raised a complaint when her child came back from a field trip badly sunburnt:
Riggs said her 10-year-old daughter went on a school field trip recently and came back sun-burned. Riggs said district policy didn’t allow her daughter to bring sunscreen to reapply.
“When you have a school field trip or a field day (in) which they’re out there for an extended period of time, they should be allowed to carry sunscreen and reapply,” said Riggs.
Riggs said skin cancer runs in her family and her father recently passed away from it.
But, NEISD spokeswoman Aubrey Chancellor said sunscreen is considered a medication, something children need a doctor’s note to have at school.
“Typically, sunscreen is a toxic substance, and we can’t allow toxic things in to be in our schools,” Chancellor said.
Where does this assbackwards thinking stop? I get that things move slower in the South, it’s where I’ve lived the majority of my adult life. But HOLY $HIT we’re going to let our kids get skin cancer? And instead of applying common sense and sunscreen we’re letting them roast in the sun? Great plan, these children definitely aren’t our future, and America isn’t growing pussier by the second, nope, not at all.