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1 wheat-dogghazi  May 16, 2014 7:24:15pm

I taught high school for a long time. There are some yearbook photo studios that insist on the traditional necktie/bowtie for the boys and the “drape” for the girls. A drape exposes the shoulders, and the girls are required to take off their tops and/or bras, so there is only bare skin showing. The high school where I taught had no dress code, so these kind of traditionally minded studios got no quarter in our school. But they still made a pretty penny off other schools.

2 jaunte  May 16, 2014 7:27:46pm
Urbina told NBC Bay Area Friday that she cried tears of joy after nearly all her classmates showed up at school wearing ties.

That’s great that her classmates are supporting her. And she looks good in that tux.

3 calochortus  May 16, 2014 7:31:29pm

And assuming the policy actually changes, kudos to the school for realizing they were being silly.

4 FemNaziBitch  May 16, 2014 7:50:18pm

re: #1 wheat-doggha — oo bird outside my window

I taught high school for a long time. There are some yearbook photo studios that insist on the traditional necktie/bowtie for the boys and the “drape” for the girls. A drape exposes the shoulders, and the girls are required to take off their tops and/or bras, so there is only bare skin showing. The high school where I taught had no dress code, so these kind of traditionally minded studios got no quarter in our school. But they still made a pretty penny off other schools.

It’s rather sexist. I remember those “drape” things from old, old yearbooks. Nothing from my era (*ahem 1980ish) or later.

5 Sionainn  May 16, 2014 7:59:34pm

Most of the girls chose to wear the drapes for their senior photos, but I felt I’d look ridiculous, so I wore a nice ruffled shirt in a color that was perfect for me.


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