Just last week, a 7th grader with a curvy build came home upset about this. She had worn an outfit with a skirt and leggings, and in the morning, a teacher had said to her, “Cute outfit.” But then her homeroom teacher pulled her aside at the end of the day and said, “You know, another girl could get away with that outfit, but you should not be wearing that. I’m going to dress code you.” Juliet Bond and the child’s mom were discussing the incident, not certain if the message to the child was ‘you’re too sexy’ or ‘you’re too fat.’

The kids also report that the teachers have been discussing ‘appropriate body types for leggings and yoga pants and inappropriate body types for yoga pants and leggings.’

Bond says, “This is concerning because it is both slut shaming and fat shaming. If a girl is heavy or developed, the message is that she cannot wear certain clothes.” Neither is acceptable. We should not be sexualizing kids, nor should we be making them feel that they can wear leggings as long as they remain stick thin. Bond asks, “Why are the girls being pulled out of class to have assemblies on whether they are wearing the right clothes, while the boys remain in class, learning and studying?”

I don’t have a problem with a school having a dress code; in fact, I attended a school that didn’t allow jeans or shorts or shirts without collars, but I do have a problem when the dress code is discriminately based on gender and body type. There is a big difference between telling all students to dress respectfully and telling curvy girls to dress in a way that doesn’t distract boys.

(Reblogged from seriouslyamerica)

cmgmmemo:

Congratulations on your 40th Birthday!✿

(Reblogged from thecornettotrilogy)

skelitas:

i’m basically “pro-do whatever you want as long as you’re enjoying yourself and not hurting other people”

(Reblogged from pickpants-maemae)

gingerhaze:

stephanieshaferart:

DONE. HARRY POTTER THESIS.

Gonna have prints of these eventually. Screen prints and digital prints available in December. 

duuuuude these are AMAZING

(Source: stephanieshafer)

(Reblogged from dailypotter)

teachingliteracy:

theaberranteye:

Le Petit Vader

I can’t tell you how many revisions of this I have done. 

I submitted this (well, a slightly different version as I had to half-tone the colors to hell to meet their 6-color limit) to TeeFury in hopes that it can be made into a t-shirt .

Now we wait. 

(Reblogged from teachingliteracy)

diaemyung:

therabbitprince:

posukkum:

Pray for South Korea

Tears are streaming down my face. I don’t care what your belief is, please send anything, even good vibes, to these kids because oh my god they are suffering so much. The water is muddy and it’s freezing and they are dying and they’re only seventeen.. 

These children are so scared.. desperately reassuring the world that yes, they are alive, please come for them. They’re messaging their little sisters, apologizing that they won’t be able to grant a request when they’re seconds away from death and just

oh.. oh my god. oh my fucking god words cannot describe the pain I’m feeling

I didn’t know what was going on. I knew it when I read BBC news. They’re still young.. We still have hope. I wish they’re fine..

(Reblogged from insecurebaka)
nohighs:

YOU REALLY THINK A FUCKIN PANCAKE IS GONNA FIX THIS HEATHER

nohighs:

YOU REALLY THINK A FUCKIN PANCAKE IS GONNA FIX THIS HEATHER

(Reblogged from iwonteverbehappyagain)

karinakinss:

dear-photograph:

Dear Photograph,
It was 70 years ago when my mother dipped her toes in Lake Cavloc, Switzerland along side her father and sister. Beauty was all around them and so were the echoes of youth. My mother’s view has changed now that she lives in a nursing home. Wouldn’t it have been something if the waters they had danced in had washed the fountain of youth over them…
Peter

all of these send shivers down my back and make me want to cry

(Reblogged from dream1n9big)
I met my wife at a Star Trek convention. She was study abroad from France and spoke little English, and I didn’t know a lick of French. So, for the first few months of our relationship, we communicated by speaking Klingon.

Hear more tales of nerdery in this week’s Pwn Up! (via dorkly)

Okay I’m not even a Star Trek fan but that’s beautiful.

(via tchy)

(Reblogged from mischief7manager)

my favorite line in all of cinematic history 

(Source: yonceliquor)

(Reblogged from tacoposey)