When women have authority over boys

The very fascinating discussion taking place downstream about the rights of a religious institution in employment policy may take a fascinating turn with the item that crossed my inbox.

In Kansas, a private religious school refused to allow a female referee to work a boys’ game because — according to the refs — “as a woman, (she) could not be put in a position of authority over boys because of the academy’s beliefs.”

Says the Kansas City Star:

St. Mary’s, which houses students in kindergarten through 12th grade, separates boys and girls in virtually all endeavors. Some women teach boys, and the girls can participate in intramural-type sports.

It’s not clear — yet — what the other team’s beliefs are.

  • Lois

    Ugh. I’m glad this is rare enough to be considered news, or even a curiosity.