Justin Lookadoo is a Christian motivational speaker, author, and dating coach. That’s how he sells himself on his website. He seems to make a healthy living from his speeches and workshops, and from his faith-based dating-advice books: Dateable: Are You? Are They, The Dateable Rules, and Chat Room Chatter: The Buzz on Prom Dates, Superheroes, and the Universe at Large.
Perhaps his expertise in these matters is what enticed that powers that be at Richardson High School outside of Dallas to give a lecture to the students. Perhaps someone on the PTA was a fan of his writing.
Or perhaps whoever hired him is living back in the Stone Age, because that’s about how evolved Justin’s philosophy is. In his world, girls are girly-girl Pebbles who should never dare to voice an dopinion or wear shorts, and boys are whack-‘em-on-the-head Bam-Bams who are warrior kings and conquerors.
Check out these Girl Rules:
Accept your girly-ness. You’re a girl. Be proud of all that means. You are soft, you are gentle, you are a woman. Don’t try to be a guy. Guys like you because you are different from them. So let your girly-ness soar.
Be mysterious. Dateable girls know how to shut up. They don’t monopolize the conversation. They don’t tell everyone everything about themselves. They save some for later. They listen more than they gab.
Need him. Dateable girls know that guys need to be needed. A Dateable girl isn’t Miss Independent. She knows we are made for community. Needing each other is part of faith. She allows him to be needed at times, knowing he was called to serve just as much as she was.
Now check out these Boy Rules:
Being a guy is good. Dateable guys know they aren’t as sensitive as girls and that’s okay. They know they are stronger, more dangerous, and more adventurous and that’s okay. Dateable guys are real men who aren’t afraid to be guys.
Men of God are wild, not domesticated. Dateable guys aren’t tamed. They don’t live by the rules of the opposite sex. They fight battles, conquer lands, and stand up for the oppressed.
Keep it covered up. Dateable guys know that porn is bad for the spirit and the mind. They keep women covered up.
Even though some savvy parents sounded the alarm to school administrators, their fears were brushed off. And these savvy parents have a lot of even savvier students, who were shocked and appalled by the idiotic message of the Cave Troll in the auditorium. They created a Twitter hashtag, #Lookadouche, and made their feelings clear. These are two of the best tweets:
What are we mad about?! I love being called a vindictive, evil, creature! Someone boss me around because I have ovaries! #lookadouche
At this rate, our speaker on Friday will be Ritchie Incognito #Lookadouche
When the furor went viral, the same twinkies who’d hired the Cave Troll apologized, sort of: “RHS and RISD approve of the broad messages shared with students related to self-empowerment and dating violence, but do not support some of the terminology used by the speaker to generalize student behaviors.”
If so, why’d you hire the Cave Troll in the first place?
I often fear for Texas. Governor Perry is a misogynistic, science-denying, homophobic, beer-guzzling racist. What he has done to textbooks in his state is a crime against humanity. So I am super gratified to see that some students, at least, have more brains and more compassion than their governor.
Hope they run for election, soon.