petition is circulating that calls for no "grinding" and
"twerking" at school dances in Temecula.
The petition from Nancy Arenas states: "Grind dancing or grinding, otherwise known as freaking...is a type of close partner dance where two or more dancers rub or bump their bodies against each other, especially a male dancer rubbing his frontal lower area against a female dancer's buttocks, an imitation of rear-entry or 'doggie-style' intercourse. A more explicit form of the dance is known as daggering.
“This is happening in our schools,” the petition continues. “ … In some instances, boys are approaching girls they have never met - essentially strangers to them - from behind, pressing their genetalia against the female's backside in an attempt to dance in this fashion.”
WATCH THE ATTACHED VIDEO OF THIS TYPE OF DANCING AT A HIGH SCHOOL LOCATED OUTSIDE OF TEMECULA.
According to the petition addressed to Temecula Valley Unified School District governing board members, the moves create “a predatory environment at our school dances."
Arenas wants to see the district implement a zero-tolerance policy regarding such sexually suggestive dancing.
“Zero tolerance means zero tolerance. If a student is caught dancing in a sexually explicit way, they should be asked to leave the premises and their parents called. NO WARNINGS,” she writes.
Arenas also calls on board members to update school policies to prohibit “lewd and obscene acts.”
“Let's elevate our youth through good wholesome activities that promote healthy self esteem and healthy body image,” Arenas pleads. “These dance moves belong in a strip club or bar, not a high school where underage MINORS are present.”
At press time, 271 people have signed the online petition.