Child transvestism at a Milwaukee elementary school:

Hernandez tells EAGnews the day was originally billed as “Gender Bender Day,” but Tippecanoe officials made the name change after she called Principal Jeffrey Krupar to complain.

The Milwaukee mother was not impressed.

“I didn’t have a problem with the title. I had a problem with the activity taking place,” Hernandez says.

She says it’s “ridiculous” and “creepy” to ask elementary boys to come to school dressed as girls, and vice versa, and predicts that having students dress as “transvestites” will distract from the learning process.

The school says this is a “spirit day” activity chosen by the student council, and nobody has to dress like the opposite sex. I agree that it’s ridiculous and creepy. It’s also a highly politicized act in this time and place.

UPDATE: Come on, people, how on earth can we live in the same culture in which we hear every day, all day long, about homosexuality and transgenderism and diversity, and the need to accept these things, and then claim an activity like this is devoid of cultural politics? Thirty years ago, it would have been weird, but larky and innocent. Today? Please.