Another day, another kid punished for a messed up dress code violation. It seems like there's literally no end to school administrators completely missing the point and punishing students — most of them female — for wearing clothing that is perfectly appropriate and inoffensive. Yeah, it's totally sexist and problematic, but it keeps happening anyway. It's a real problem.
Today's story about a completely inoffensive outfit being deemed unacceptable from school comes to us from Copperas Cove, Texas.
Ali Chaney was a 13-year-old student at a junior high in Copperas Cove, Texas.Like many 13-year-old girls, she spent some of her free time earning extra cash by babysitting. She decided to spend her babysitting money on a new T-shirt.
The bell rang and Ali headed to science class. But just a few minutes into the lesson, she was called to the administrative office.The school's principal, along with two vice principals, told Ali that she needed to change her shirt immediately because it was "distracting."
It's a black T-shirt with rainbow text reading, "Some people are gay. Get over it."
via: FacebookAli, who is gay, says that one of the vice principals told her he "didn't want that in his school." "I didn't understand what he meant by 'that,'" Ali said later about the vice principal's comments. "I didn't know if he meant the shirt or openly admitting that you're gay. I just didn't think there'd be a problem. It just felt like I was being discriminated against." Of course, it felt like Ali was being discriminated against because she 100 percent was being discriminated against. She wasn't allowed to leave the office and the administrators told her to call her mom to bring a new shirt.