Christian author and motivational speaker Justin Lookadoo caused controversy with his latest speech at Richardson High School in Texas. Lookadoo, who gives dating advice, upset both students and parents when he quoted from his book, which says that "dateable girls know how to shut up."
"The reason it's so hard for you [girls] to succeed these days is not because of guys," Lookadoo told the high school audience. "You're doing it to yourselves. Somewhere between the modern church and the feminist movement, guys turned into pansies. Stand up and be a man! Do something with your life!" Lookadoo encouraged the men.
Lookadoo is the author of "The Dateable Rules" and "Dateable: Are you? Are They?" and runs a website R U Dateable, which offers a quiz for both girls and boys to determine whether or not they are "dateable" material. He offers a conservative approach to dating, such as women covering themselves up and not exposing or "teasing" the men they may date.
"Keep it covered up. Dateable guys know that porn is bad for the spirit and the mind. They keep women covered up," he posted on his website. "Let him lead. God made guys as leaders. Men of God are wild, not domesticated. Dateable guys aren't tamed."
Parents were discouraged at some of the message their children received, which included this bit of wisdom from his book and website: "Dateable girls know how to shut up."
"The intent of the assemblies was to provide a positive message to students about important topics that adolescents face today," Principal Charles Bruner wrote in his letter to students and parents. "While some parents and students enjoyed his presentation and feel it was effective, others have expressed concern about some of the characterizations he used to illustrate his topics. Although I have learned enough to conclude that the assembly did not meet the expectations, I have for communications to our students. For this reason, we will not invite this speaker back to RHS."
Lookadoo has been writing and speaking about this topic for nearly 20 years. According to his website, he has led more than 3,000 programs across the nation. He currently has over 17,000 "likes" on Facebook and over 2,000 followers on Twitter.