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Girls, not boys, asked to take no-swearing pledge at NJ school

Posted at 10:34 AM, Feb 03, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-03 16:14:26-05

School officials at a North Jersey Catholic high school are asking female students to take a “no-cursing” pledge, but some are asking why the same question is not being asked of the boys.

According to Lori Flynn — a teacher at Queen of Peace High School in North Arlington who started the campaign — school officials want “ladies to act like ladies.”  Principal Brother Larry Lavallee also told NorthJersey.com that the girls at the school have the worst cases of potty mouth.

A no-swearing pledge aimed only at female high school students is creating controversy in North Jersey.

A no-swearing pledge aimed only at female high school students is creating controversy in North Jersey.

While some of the female students agree they should cut down on the swearing, others see a double standard as officials only demand of the male students that they try not to swear around the female students.