US school implements 'no-cursing' pledge for girls
Washington, Feb. 3 : Female students at a Catholic high school in northern New Jersey have taken a "no-cursing" pledge at the request of school administrators.
But questions were raised about why male students were not asked to take the same pledge.
Lori Flynn, a teacher who organized the campaign at Queen of Peace High School in North Arlington, told The Record of Woodland Park that there is no double-standard as males have been asked not to swear when girls are around, Fox News reported.
She said that school officials wanted "ladies to act like ladies." And Brother Larry Lavallee, the school's principal, said that girls had the foulest language.
Teachers said that they hoped that if the girls focused on cleaning up their speech on campus for a month, their improved manners could rub off on the boys.
They timed the initiative to Catholic Schools Week and the Valentine's Day, promising lollipops as rewards and handing out pins showing a red slash through a pair of pink lips.