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Posted: 1/19/2006 7:56:37 AM EDT

"Dis house sho' gone crazy...."


Twelve seniors will compete for the title of "Mr. Saugus High School." Eleven of them are boys. (Globe Photo / Josh Reynolds)

'Rebel girl' rattles boys' beauty bid
http://www.boston.com/news/education/k_12/articles/2006/01/19/rebel_girl_rattles_boys_beauty_bid

By Kathy McCabe, Globe Staff | January 19, 2006

SAUGUS -- Twelve students will vie tonight to become Mr. Saugus High School, a coveted title that comes with a Burger King crown wrapped in velvet, a gift certificate for Chinese food, and unrivaled bragging rights.

But one hopeful will strut across the stage to the tune of ''Rebel Girl." Shannon Fitzpatrick will become the first girl ever to compete in the mock male beauty pageant, a Saugus High tradition for 15 years, organized by the Student Council.

As president of the school's Gay Straight Alliance, Fitzpatrick said, she hopes to make a statement about gender equity, even though contest rules require her to wear a tuxedo and be escorted by a female student.

''There is a nondiscrimination policy at Saugus High," said Fitzpatrick, 17, a petite, bespectacled senior. ''So, I thought, If there is no equivalent event, why can't girls be free to participate in Mr. Saugus High?"

School officials, who say the pageant is harmless fun, question Fitzpatrick's motives. ''I'm baffled," said Jane Osgood, the Student Council adviser and an English teacher. ''Mr. Saugus High was never meant to be a political or exclusive kind of event. It's a joke."

Mock male beauty pageants, poking fun at Miss America and their like, are common spirit-building fund-raisers at high schools in the Boston area. While boys don tuxedos and bikini tops, and show off talents such as making omelettes, girls often act as MC's, stage hands, and ticket sellers.

''Schools try to be creative to raise money," said Ralph Noon, executive director of the Northeast Massachusetts Association of Student Councils and a teacher at Amesbury High, which started a pageant last year.

Organizers say the fake pageants are not meant to demean girls. ''Seeing the boys up on stage, doing something they wouldn't normally do in a gender role can be entertaining," said Maura Quinn, a guidance counselor at Melrose High School, where Mr. Melrose High takes place during the school's Spirit Week. ''It's a good community event."

Arlington High School, however, stopped its pageant four years ago, after the talent segment got too racy for school officials. ''Some of the skits got a little embarrassing," said Sue Briggs, the Student Council adviser. ''Overall, it was a good fund-raiser. . . . It's pretty funny to see a football player dressed up in a ballerina costume."

In Saugus, Fitzpatrick has volunteered for the pageant for the last three years. She worked the lights and last year escorted an old boyfriend during the formal wear competition. This year, Fitzpatrick decided she wanted to take center stage.

''It's a last-hurrah event for senior year," said Fitzpatrick, an honors student. ''I wanted to have fun, like the boys. I didn't think I needed any reason beyond that."

Still, to boost her case with skeptical school officials, she relied on Title IX, the federal law that bans gender discrimination for all school-sponsored activities. Rules require that a student be sponsored by a club, team, or other school organization. Fitzpatrick chose the Gay Straight Alliance, the group she's most involved with at school, she said.

School principal Joseph Diorio, who spoke with a lawyer about Fitzpatrick's eligibility, said some students are upset. ''The pageant is a tradition," he said. ''We'd never had a female student want to be in it before."

Chris Buonopane, the reigning Mr. Saugus High, said he asked Fitzpatrick not to enter. ''I told her, If you want to make a difference, you'd be better off doing something that doesn't interfere with tradition."

Then again, Saugus High students aren't afraid to bend gender roles. Samantha Barnes, a senior, played tackle and guard on the boys' varsity football team last fall. Adam Izzicupo, a junior, is the goalie for the girls' field hockey team.

Fitzpatrick said she is ready to fight for the crown. She'll wear a boy's medium tuxedo for the formal wear competition. She'll put on boxer shorts and baggy jeans for casual wear. She'll slip on a bikini top and Bermuda shorts for the swimsuit segment.

But she'll take the talent competition more seriously. She plans to recite ''Grand Canyon," a poem-song by folk singer Ani DiFranco that includes the line, ''Why can't all decent men and women call themselves feminists?"

''This song speaks to me," Fitzpatrick said. ''But, honestly, I don't expect to win."

Kathy McCabe can be reached at kmccabe@globe.com.



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Link Posted: 1/19/2006 7:58:50 AM EDT
Normally, I'd say something like "Why do women insist on sticking their nose into men's activities". Then I realized that a bunch of guys are actually competing in a beauty contest.

That's some powerful ghey, right there.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 7:59:41 AM EDT
She's kinda cute...i'd hit it in about 3 or 4 years (depending on her age).
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 8:00:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By LonePathfinder:
She's kinda cute...i'd hit it in about 3 or 4 years (depending on her age).



Article says she's 17.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 8:00:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By LonePathfinder:
She's kinda cute...i'd hit it in about 3 or 4 years (depending on her age).



I'm betting that in three or four years, no man will be allowed near that pie anymore.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 8:02:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By LonePathfinder:
She's kinda cute...i'd hit it in about 3 or 4 years (depending on her age).



Somebody better tap that right now, just to knock the lesbo outta her.
Invariably, when some chick tries this shit, she's a lesbo out to make a point.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 8:02:48 AM EDT

Stupid is as stupid does!


I thought this was going to be another thread about Mayor Nagan!

BigDozer66
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 8:02:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By LonePathfinder: She's kinda cute...i'd hit it in about 3 or 4 years (depending on her age).
She looks like one of those nerdy girls that just needs some action so she can "blossom" into womanhood. She probably signed up for the contest on behalf of "all the oppressed womminz everywhere and for the gay/transgender alliance".
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 8:03:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/19/2006 9:20:46 AM EDT by blacklisted]
That's fucking retarded. It's just like girls joining the male football teams and such...just so they can feel good about their femme-nazi beliefs.


ETA: No offense to people who are BORN retarded.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 8:05:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By blacklisted:
That's fucking retarded. It's just like girls joining the male football teams and such...just so they can feel good about their femme-nazi beliefs.



See? That was my initial thought. Then I realized that it's a woman who wants to be in a beauty contest - A contest with MALE participants. As far as I'm concerned, she's the only normal one in the bunch.


And don't the carpet munchers hate beauty contests anyway?
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 8:08:45 AM EDT
She could definitely win the Peppermint Patty look-a-like contest
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 8:09:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SubnetMask:
Normally, I'd say something like "Why do women insist on sticking their nose into men's activities". Then I realized that a bunch of guys are actually competing in a beauty contest.

That's some powerful ghey, right there.



It's metropolitan Bawstin, what can I say. They are truly different from the rest of us Bay Staters out west of Babylon-on-the-Charles.....


This state is not Massachusetts anymore. It's now NJ or CA.

F'rinstance, my kid gets no end of stick for carrying a bible to school, but he dares not say anything about the pink triangles with LGBT SAFE ZONE on them on some teachers' doors. One's on the principal's door, too. Next time she tells me about my son's behavior, I'll mention the stickers.

BTW did I mention my son's only in middle school? Why should middle schoolers be schooled or indoctrinated into anything have to do with any kind of sex already?
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 8:10:41 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/19/2006 8:11:51 AM EDT by KlubMarcus]

Originally Posted By SubnetMask: See? That was my initial thought. Then I realized that it's a woman who wants to be in a beauty contest - A contest with MALE participants. As far as I'm concerned, she's the only normal one in the bunch. And don't the carpet munchers hate beauty contests anyway?
No, no, no! The article says...

Twelve students will vie tonight to become Mr. Saugus High School, a coveted title that comes with a Burger King crown wrapped in velvet, a gift certificate for Chinese food, and unrivaled bragging rights. But one hopeful will strut across the stage to the tune of ''Rebel Girl." Shannon Fitzpatrick will become the first girl ever to compete in the mock male beauty pageant, a Saugus High tradition for 15 years, organized by the Student Council.
It's basically a bunch of guys having fun at school, sans a keg of beer. Lesbo chick is entering because she feels "left out".
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 8:21:09 AM EDT
Last years Mr. Saugus High School winner...

Link Posted: 1/19/2006 8:22:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By KlubMarcus:
Lesbo chick is entering because she feels "left out".



+1
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 8:29:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 95thFoot:

Originally Posted By SubnetMask:
Normally, I'd say something like "Why do women insist on sticking their nose into men's activities". Then I realized that a bunch of guys are actually competing in a beauty contest.

That's some powerful ghey, right there.



It's metropolitan Bawstin, what can I say. They are truly different from the rest of us Bay Staters out west of Babylon-on-the-Charles.....


This state is not Massachusetts anymore. It's now NJ or CA.

F'rinstance, my kid gets no end of stick for carrying a bible to school, but he dares not say anything about the pink triangles with LGBT SAFE ZONE on them on some teachers' doors. One's on the principal's door, too. Next time she tells me about my son's behavior, I'll mention the stickers.

BTW did I mention my son's only in middle school? Why should middle schoolers be schooled or indoctrinated into anything have to do with any kind of sex already?





All I know is, this shit's getting scary. WTH???
While I think that there should be no discrimination in regard to gender, race, creed or sexual orientation, I DO believe in common sense.

I would have a REAL PROBLEM with those stickers!!!! Sex does not belong in the school at any age (except for biology class---I'll handle the birds and the bees, thankyouverymuch!) . They're there to learn not pick up each other.

As far as this girl...attention whore.
Hope she enjoys her 15 minutes.

Link Posted: 1/19/2006 8:30:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By LoginName:
Last years Mr. Saugus High School winner...

home.comcast.net/~bfd750/sd.JPG



Link Posted: 1/19/2006 8:56:33 AM EDT


Another pic. Attention ho? Setting herself up for a future political career? Who knows? I've seen stranger stuff.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 9:19:31 AM EDT
She's actually quite ugly. It appears that her face is lopsided.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 9:41:04 AM EDT

Last years Mr. Saugus High School winner...


Hey, does that mean the winner has to pose shirtless!!!
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 9:58:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 95thFoot:
"Dis house sho' gone crazy...."



Three Stooges fan?
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 10:03:54 AM EDT
When did this country get so fucked up that high schools have a "Gay Straight Alliance"?

Sweet merciful crap.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 10:11:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 95thFoot:

As president of the school's Gay Straight Alliance, Fitzpatrick said, she hopes to make a statement about gender equity, even though contest rules require her to wear a tuxedo and be escorted by a female student.




I'm not just a member of the hair club for men, I'm the president.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 10:12:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Greenhorn:

Originally Posted By 95thFoot:
"Dis house sho' gone crazy...."



Three Stooges fan?



You want water? Jist turn on anything, you'll git it.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 10:22:53 AM EDT
Great.

Taxpayer dollars used in a public school to have a "beauty contest."

And um, how does this improve math and reading skills?


Worst of all - they shouldn't even be HAVING a beauty contest!

CMOS
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 10:23:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By LoginName:

Originally Posted By Greenhorn:

Originally Posted By 95thFoot:
"Dis house sho' gone crazy...."



Three Stooges fan?



You want water? Jist turn on anything, you'll git it.



"Heeelp! Ahm losin' mah mind!"

Link Posted: 1/19/2006 10:23:30 AM EDT
Stiffler.... FUCK!

~Dg84
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 10:38:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CMOS:
Great.

Taxpayer dollars used in a public school to have a "beauty contest."

And um, how does this improve math and reading skills?


Worst of all - they shouldn't even be HAVING a beauty contest!

CMOS



Ahem...this is eastern suburban liberal Massachusetts, where it is already ASSumed that all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking and all the children are above average. We live quite a few miles away fromn Saugus, but much still applies.

Since people there are soooo superior to all those unwashed buck-toothed, inbred members of the (gasp) Red States, they don't need more smarts in MA- just socialization. That seems to be the real agenda of public schools around here. What other sort of agenda do you think far left liberal teachers, school committees and administration might have? Imparting job skills that might get you a job in the (gasp, shudder) real world? [homeytheclown]I don't think so.[/homeytheclown]

And yes, I've already tried private school. They were worse. Homeschooling is not an option.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 10:41:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Cypher214:
When did this country get so fucked up that high schools have a "Gay Straight Alliance"?

Sweet merciful crap.



That's nothing. You should see some of the things they are doing now. Including sex ed for 5 year olds. Yes, that's right, 5 year olds!
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 10:43:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CMOS:
Great.

Taxpayer dollars used in a public school to have a "beauty contest."

And um, how does this improve math and reading skills?



Worst of all - they shouldn't even be HAVING a beauty contest!

CMOS



<girlish squeak>
Like...the pretty people don't need THOSE skills, silly!
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 10:43:45 AM EDT
i didn't feel the need to read any farther than to here:


As president of the school's Gay Straight Alliance
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 10:46:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CMOS:
Great.

Taxpayer dollars used in a public school to have a "beauty contest."

And um, how does this improve math and reading skills?


Worst of all - they shouldn't even be HAVING a beauty contest!

CMOS



How about taxpayer dollars being used for sports instead of education in public schools?
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 10:16:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/20/2006 10:17:33 AM EDT by 95thFoot]
And now there's video, at this URL:cbs4boston.com/local/local_story_019152137.html

The dad is behind his daughter 100%.....


"I just have to say that (they need to) just get over (it)," says Sean Fitzpatrick, the teen’s father. "It's no big deal. She's having fun -- just like everybody else."





Liberals.....

Link Posted: 1/20/2006 10:26:36 AM EDT
The little lesbo could win a Harry potter lookalike contest!!!! All she needs to do is put on a robe, wizards hat and change the oval glasses for round.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 11:24:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SubnetMask:

Originally Posted By LonePathfinder:
She's kinda cute...i'd hit it in about 3 or 4 years (depending on her age).



Article says she's 17.

and that she's president of the student gay alliance.

WTF!!

No Expert
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 11:31:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CMOS:
Great.

Taxpayer dollars used in a public school to have a "beauty contest."

And um, how does this improve math and reading skills?


Worst of all - they shouldn't even be HAVING a beauty contest!

CMOS



Reading is fundamental.... it's a "joke" pagent used as a FUNDRAISER for the school. probably so they can actually GET more money than what the school gets from the Feds/State/etc.

My Daughter's school uses "Market Day" (info at MarketDay.com) to raise money for gym equipment/supplies, and they do stage plays, and concession booths at sporting events, to raise money for other activites.

No Expert
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 11:39:42 AM EDT
She is cute. If she were 1 year older, and I was half my age(), I would hit it......because we would be the same age....



God I feel old.....
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 11:52:22 AM EDT
I think that Shannon Fitzpatrick has had more pussy then all the other 11 contestants combined!
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 12:13:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CMOS:
Great.

Taxpayer dollars used in a public school to have a "beauty contest."

And um, how does this improve math and reading skills?


Worst of all - they shouldn't even be HAVING a beauty contest!

CMOS




I believe this is a fund-raiser. There are ticket sales and such . . . if run properly it brings in cash for other things (like strap-ons for the GSA chicks to use).
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 12:18:08 PM EDT
I'm just curious, but why do women always want to try and be men? It's not like us guys go out and try to be women (well, ok....there are some that gave up their man card who probably do). What is so flipping hard about just trying to be yourself and enjoy the ride? Why do they always have to go around making points, and trying to completely eff up stuff that is already effed up in the first place (men in a beauty contest....cum on).
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 12:21:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/20/2006 12:22:35 PM EDT by Alien]
WTF????????????????


Originally Posted By blacklisted:
She's actually quite ugly. It appears that her face is lopsided.



I think she's cute.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 12:23:44 PM EDT
This is a stunt for attention. End of story.

Link Posted: 2/6/2006 5:38:19 PM EDT
At pageant, a girl was one of the guys
January 26, 2006

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2006/01/26/at_pageant_a_girl_was_one_of_the_guys?mode=PF

She wasn't crowned Mr. Saugus High School, but Shannon Fitzpatrick has no regrets about becoming the first female to enter the mock male beauty pageant.

''It was a good experience. The crowd was very nice. I had my own cheering section," said Fitzpatrick, 17, who represented the school's Gay Straight Alliance in the pageant, held on Jan. 19. For the talent portion of the contest, the senior recited the poem ''Grand Canyon."

Chosen from 12 contenders, the new Mr. Saugus High School is Ryan Reid, a senior who won a gift certificate to the Kowloon restaurant as his prize. Runner-up Rob Simmons, also a senior, won a gift certificate to Dunkin' Donuts.

Reid, who mimicked his woodworking teacher Marc Bliss during the talent competition, dressed up like a living room chair for the casual wear segment.

''I looked like I was relaxing in a chair," said Reid, who represented the school's peer mediation program in the contest. ''The whole pageant was awesome. . . . I hope to use my gift certificate soon."

The 15th annual event, a spoof on beauty pageants like Miss America, raised $2,200 for the Student Council, which will use part of the money to send students to a statewide leadership conference on Cape Cod.

KATHY McCABE


Link Posted: 2/6/2006 5:57:38 PM EDT

a gift certificate for Chinese food


whoa! where do I sign up for this gig? I can make a decent omelette.
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 6:02:58 PM EDT



Damn, don't she anything better to do.....like solve a mystery, or walk ScoobyDoo ?
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 6:06:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SJSAMPLE:
Somebody better tap that right now, just to knock the lesbo outta her.



Funniest thing I've read all day! Someone oughta grab that for a sig line.
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 6:21:56 PM EDT
What's the age of consent in Mass.?
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 5:57:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GoVol98:



Damn, don't she anything better to do.....like solve a mystery, or walk ScoobyDoo ?





Velma Lives!

OTOH, if you got a look and listen to her dad on the news video, I think it's pretty safe to assume he's not the one wearing the pants in the family, if ya catch my drift....
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