Fighting can be entertaining, if you're the mayor
Here are two youtube videos I would like to juxtapose having to do with a real fight amongst students from my hometown and then a staged wrestling match that the mayor involved herself in. It seems atrocious to me that the mayor involved herself in a staged fight (a form of entertainment it seems) and then come down so harshly when students perceive a real fist fight as a form of entertainment. What example is she setting? Also, I love how the news station is chastising the students for videotaping the fight, but yet they continue to show the video.
This might seem directly related to prisons, but it does lend to conversations about who is allowed to participate in certain acts (the right to be violent, perhaps?) and who is punished for such acts. It also demonstrates the role of schools as punishers, but what does the punishment of a suspension really do?