A Nova Scotia teen was threatened with suspension for wearing jean shorts to school. Makayla King's mother, Julia Davison, who feels there is nothing wrong with her daughter's attire, has launched an online petition to get the school to rethink its dress policy.
"Her shorts are modest, they're normal length, they're not ripped, they're not torn, they're not too low on the waist," said Davison. "Nothing's showing that shouldn't be showing."
According to an article in CBC, the petition supporting the Grade 8 student has so far accumulated more than 5,200 signatures.
As in the case of the Virginia teen, whose dress led her to be kicked out of prom, the problem wasn't with the wardrobe, but the reaction—and distraction—it may provoke in the opposite sex.
In both cases, young women are being held accountable for the thoughts and desires of young men.
In both cases, the schools used the "finger-length rule" when determining a reasonable length for skirts and shorts. (Yet, at least in the case of the prom student, who was 5'9", the short-looking dress fully complied with length requirements.)
Davison is calling on Truro Junior High School to set up and clearly delineate a reasonable dress code for all of its students.
"It's not really fair the girls can't wear their shorts during the summer when it's hot out and the guys have the option to," said Makayla. " . . . It's not fair to make us have to stay in jeans all school year."
Do schools need dress codes? Or should boys simply be taught to respect girls, regardless of what they happen to be wearing?
Girls were fighting for the right to wear this beloved piece of clothing.
It's bouncy castle season. Parents, beware. A freak gust of wind, in Albany, NY, ripped an inflatable out of the ground and hurled it 50 feet in the air—while three children were still inside.
According to an article in Elite Daily, a five- and six-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl were caught inside the moon bounce as it was torn from the front of an apartment complex, catapulting the kids 20 to 30 feet away.
The girl escaped with minor scrapes after falling out of the bouncy castle door shortly after the structure became airborne.
Both boys sustained facial injuries from the fall, one broke his arm, and the other suffered a serious blow to the head.
A neighbour likened the scene to the twister in The Wizard of Oz. Held down with four spikes, the 10-foot-by-10-foot Little Tikes bounce soared through the air, clearing buildings and trees.
Scary. This isn't the first time an inflatable has taken flight.
Kids, you may want to give the bouncy castle a miss on windy days.
Is it breastfeeding or is it porn? Some people fail to see the difference. Instagram is the latest social media site to pull the plug on photographs of moms breastfeeding their babies.