Much ado has been made over what high schoolers are wearing to school these days. A Utah school has taken dress code concerns to a new level by Photoshopping the yearbook photos of some of its students. Female students.
According to an article in Think Progress, photos were digitally altered to extend necklines and cover bare shoulders. The worst part—the teens in question weren't consulted about the proposed changes to their images.
Curiously, the Photoshopping appeared to be random—some of the images of similarly dressed girls went untouched, while others were altered. School admins claim the editing was done in keeping with its stringent dress code policy, and have no qualms about the manipulation.
“We only apologize in the sense that we want to be more consistent with what we’re trying to do in that sense we can help kids better prepare for their future by knowing how to dress appropriately for things,” said Wasatch County School District superintendent, Terry E. Shoemaker.
Prohibited under the school's dress code are clothes that “cause an actual and/or perceived disruption of the educational environment or activities.”
In the interests of modesty, "shoulders, midriff, back, underwear, and cleavage" must be covered at all times. Nix the short skirts, spaghetti straps, crop tops, as well as anything deemed too tight or revealing.
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This dancing duo won over the guests—and the world—at a recent wedding.
A fascinating study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, has found that gay men experience similar brain changes in response to their infants to that of mothers.
According to an article in the New York Daily, homosexual men who have adopted infants through surrogacy show heightened brain activity in the amygdala similar to that of mothers.
In other words, the brains of the former become more responsive emotionally to the cues of their babies—a phenomenon previously believed to have its origins in hormonal and biological changes.
Conducted by neuropsychologist Ruth Feldman of Israel's Bar-Ilan University, the research sheds light on the debate surrounding gay adoption, which is prohibited in some U.S. states.
Under MRI scanning, both heterosexual men and mothers exhibited increased cognitive function in response to their infants, whereas gay dads who were the primary caregivers reflected the brain patterns of both mom and dad, with integrated "emotional and cognitive structures."