One of the best things to do after reading an article on any news site is to then scroll down to the comments to see how people react. It’s amazing how nasty and tasteless people get when they are behind a screen basically anonymous. I know I’m not the only one that finds this fascinating.. How many times have we seen the Michael Jackson with popcorn “I’m only here for the comments” meme? It amazes me just how narrow minded and ignorant people can be. There seems to be this trend that if you don’t believe in something that everyone else does then you are somehow wrong when in general all we have are opinions. Just because you happen to believe in something and think its right doesn’t mean if I don’t that I’m wrong. Ever heard of the “we will just have to agree to disagree”.
The article I read today was about a Canadian high school student (17) that got suspended because she wrote a letter to her vice principal. She wrote this letter because he told her she could wear a particular dress that exposed her (tattooed) back and bra straps. She was suspended because of the letter. First off let me address my opinion on the situation. She came out looking like a spoiled little high school girl that somehow thinks the rules don’t apply to her. Her letter addressed an “unjust” standard towards women and how they are “discriminated against” their bodies. What does this little girl even know about the subject? Secondly there is school dress codes put in place so that kids don’t get out of control with their clothing. I know at my high school boys couldn’t even wear hats and we couldn’t wear tank tops so I don’t see why not barring you back is an issue. If you want to express yourself with your attire then do so when you aren’t at school. Reality check is that most jobs have a dress code that you must adhere to so you may as well get used to it. You are at school to learn, not express your true self with what you are wearing. Get over yourself.
Then I scrolled down to the comments. People were putting this little girl in the same category as Joan of Arc!!! For what?!?! Writing a snarky letter to her vice principal?? Sorry sweetheart but you are just another spoiled little brat that needs attention because mommy and daddy are probably too busy working so they can hand you everything in life instead of you actually having to work for it. If your biggest issue in high school is that you want to show your bra straps and back tattoo then you should be thankful. So clearly there are those that support her cause and then there are the folks like me. It’s funny how when those people comment about how they disagree they are then attacked for their own stance. How does that make sense? I mean she wrote the letter to give her opinion but when people respond with their opinion they are called names, told to shut up, they should “kill themselves”.. One person compared it to a civil rights issue! What type of society are we living in?
After checking out this girls Facebook page it’s clear to anybody with any intelligence that she is clearly doing all this for attention. Based on her photos from her page it doesn’t appear she is a about women’s rights. She picked a great subject that would rile people up regardless of what “side” you were on when in reality it’s not even that big of a deal. There is much greater things going on in the world that should be discussed besides this girls exposed back. And if you have an opinion that you think is right and somebody doesn’t agree with you it doesn’t make them wrong. They just have a different view of the world and they are entitled to their own opinion regardless, just as you are entitled to yours. So settle down and get off your high horse.