Posted by Mr. Cranky, a resident of the Kottinger Ranch neighborhood, on Feb 21, 2013 at 11:01 am
What a screwed up society we live in. I'm sure the people behind The Princess Project have their hearts in the right place, (Word removed by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff) Their mission statement includes: "...promotes self-confidence and individual beauty by providing prom dresses and accessories to high school girls who cannot otherwise afford them." So what are we reinforcing here??? If you don't have a nice dress and *accessories* then what? You're ugly? You shouldn't go to your prom unless you have this stuff?
I thought the whole idea behind the concept of "individual beauty" is that none of us are defined by our material possessions or outward appearance. Isn't the Princess Project reinforcing exactly the opposite?
Celebrating 10 years of Time, Talent, & Taffeta! I call Shenanigans! You people should go out and find something more worthwhile to do with your time and clothes.
Posted by Doug, a member of the Foothill High School community, on Feb 21, 2013 at 12:04 pm
Dear Mr. Cranky,
Are you not forgetting your audience? Most of us are Pleasantonians, last time I checked. If your values don't conform with ours, I recommend you find somewhere to live - someplace maybe where money isn't the be-all end-all of everything, and people talk about justice at least as much as they talk about freedom (trans., possessive individualism).