Is encouraging fellow students to “Respect Women” “vitriolic”? That’s how Grosse Pointe North High School’s administration described student Grant Strobl’s posters (found below) which highlight how conservative women have been demagogued mainly in the media.
Grant Strobl, the chair of the YAF chapter at Grosse Point North, has also pointed out that the school has allowed a display titled “Black Power” and has allowed a teacher to post a sticker promoting gay marriage (from the so-called Human Rights Campaign). Seems hypocritical to say the least.
Here’s Strobl’s detailed account of what happened:
March, as many of us know, is Women’s History month, and my school, Grosse Pointe North High School, has not done anything to honor the month. So, I decided to create a series of posters with a message of respecting all women regardless of their beliefs particularly highlighting conservative women. I showcased Vinciane Ngomsi who was spat on by the husband of one of her professors for her conservative activism, Sarah Palin who was challenged by the media as to whether her special needs child was hers, Laura Ingraham who was called a “Sl**”, among others. I pointed out the obvious injustices done against women by the media.Like my many other projects, this one was challenged by the administration at my school.
My posters were not allowed to be hung on the walls yet the words,“Black Power ”next to Martin Luther King’s image did end up on the walls and wasn’t challenged. This is not only an injustice to women but to MLK as well.
Here are the posters. You can get copies by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.