《中英對照讀新聞》A school catches flak for telling girls they can’t say no if a boy asks them to dance－告訴女孩不能拒絕男生邀舞 校方挨批
Kanesville Elementary School in Ogden, Utah, holds a sixth-grade dance on Valentine’s Day each year. The dance is intended to promote inclusion and kindness, and students have traditionally been told by their teachers to say yes when a classmate asks them to dance.
But times have changed, and some parents were angry when they got wind of the dance’s protocol this year.
Natalie Richard was shocked when her sixth-grade daughter told her she couldn’t refuse a dance with a boy at the upcoming dance.
At a time when parents are teaching kids they don’t need to hug a friend or even kiss their grandparents, there’s been a movement toward children maintaining control of their own bodies.
To many parents, not being able to turn down a dance partner goes against that.
It "sends a bad message to girls that girls have to say ’yes’ － sends a bad message to boys that girls can’t say ’no,’" Richard said.
catch/get/take flak：慣用語，遭到嚴厲批評。例句：She’s taken a lot of flak for her poor decisions.（她因為爛決定而慘遭批評。）
get wind of something：慣用語，聽到……的風聲；得知……秘密消息。例句：He doesn’t want his coworkers to get wind of the fact that he’s retiring.（他不想讓同事知道他即將退休。）