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Civil Rights' Violation? Teenage boy called out for wearing high heels to school: Is There No End?

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posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 09:36 PM
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On the one hand politicians are screaming that education is their most important platform!

On the chase side of the political coin, creativity and expression are being stifled in our schools.

Sure, the TSA can grope you in public airports, but just try to release your inner soul in school, and Whamoo! Off you go to the principle's office.

What could be the school's comlaint? High heels are dangerous? High heels are a terrorist act?

If a student can exhibit safely walking up and down the school stairs, what's the harm? Or is Big Brother just taking another step out of our lives?


Teenage boy called out for wearing high heels to school

Students often face disciplinary action for being scantily clad in class.

But one male Bay Area student was sent to the principal’s office for showing up to Riverview High School in high heels, reports My Fox Tampa Bay.

“He likes the way they make him feel. They make him feel more confident, and he just likes to wear them,” said Hayley Stepp, who said she’s a friend of the unidentified male student.

news.yahoo.com...




posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 09:41 PM
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I don't think there's anything wrong with it. That being said, I hope my kid don't decide to go to school in high heels one day. He's only one so I have time to prepare.



posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 09:42 PM
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This is one of the reasons kids bring guns to school.



posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 09:46 PM
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I wasnt even allowed to wear open toed shoes or heels in school.


but we had to wear uniforms



posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 09:49 PM
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You don't have rights in the american reeducation system



posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 09:50 PM
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A non-issue depending on dress code.

creativity and expression.... funny, I am more worried if today's idiots can read.

Seems most don't even know 3rd grade times tables.



posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 09:50 PM
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i dont think guys should wear high heels either but thats my opinion too

but as crazy as that is i see no problems with it
edit on 26-4-2011 by neo96 because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 09:54 PM
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I have got to give it to this kid, he has balls. It takes alot to come out like that infront of the school and I commend him for that. As for whether wearing heels is against school regulations, well if there are not school uniform rules then I don't see where he went wrong. ATLEAST he is at school... the amount of kids who bunk school is something folks should be concerned about and cracking down on.



posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 10:06 PM
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Guys wearing high heels is not my thing.
That said i will die for your right to personal freedom.
If said student has not harmed anyone, PLAAAAY BALL.
Now if said student has some good friends that are sympathetic to his angle or just want to get at their school, i suggest they all wear high heels on a set day and stay strong as to refuse to take them off.
Let's see how long it takes the admin to write up a thousand pieces of suspension papers.
The students could do this multiple times and waste the districts resources.
Or the district could just tell the narrow minded folk to suck it up and deal with it.



posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 10:15 PM
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Good grief...I was gay in high school and adapted to the norm. Give me a break. This person is only looking for attention. If he is that gay, then he needs to get psychologically examined to be screened for sexual orientation reassignment.

Way too much. People pushing the envelope. I NEED ATTENTION!



posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 10:20 PM
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Well, I can just hear the school falling back on the old " it's a distraction from learning"line.

I will just say, this kid must have known that he would be teased, made fun of and maybe even hassled by the school staff. But on the same note, if there are no rules in that school district against boys wearing high heels, I think I can see civil rights groups getting involved. Claims of discrimination going about... Which I will admit, I do not think there was any attempt to discriminate... Just teachers and staff not liking it and deciding to try and get the kid not to wear high heels anymore.

I used to walk through school barefoot all the time...I always have liked being barefoot... The teachers hated it, and even tried to get me in trouble, but I put up a bit of a fuss myself, and it came down to there being no rule against being barefoot on school property and they actually dropped it after a while...



posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 10:29 PM
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Originally posted by neo96
i dont think guys should wear high heels either but thats my opinion too


I saw this thread and the first thing I thought of was those platform shoes I wore to my high school prom. What was I thinking?
Ah, but that was the style back then. Problem was, that wasn't the worst part of my outfit.



posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 10:39 PM
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We are talking about a boy here right ? What the hell is wrong with you people ? Just because a school has a dress code dosn't mean anyones rights are being violated, because they enforce the code against an obvious unnecessary distraction.But you all go right ahead and give this lil jackass all the attention he wore the heels for in the first place. Poor baby.
Can't weo his high heels to school. Whah! Sickening.

Star for you brilab.

edit on 26-4-2011 by randyvs because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 11:06 PM
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Originally posted by brilab45
Good grief...I was gay in high school and adapted to the norm. Give me a break. This person is only looking for attention. If he is that gay, then he needs to get psychologically examined to be screened for sexual orientation reassignment.

Way too much. People pushing the envelope. I NEED ATTENTION!


Something I'll never understand: If you're dealing with an Attention Whore, the best reaction is no reaction at all. Why idiots always want to escalate, why they always want to give the attention whore the exact attention they want (and to them it doesn't matter whether it's good attention or bad attention) and just make the entire stupid episode even stupider--I mean it's quite beyond my ability to grasp. And that's why it will never, ever end--because low-level "authorities" refuse to have their "authority" questioned....



posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 11:26 PM
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We are in a different age. Maybe my comments were a bit too much. Mid forties here. Maybe I'm a bit jealous that I could not be "out" at the time I was in high school. Of course I did not want to be killed. But times have changed.

Strange.....I've become the epitome of masculinity at my age now. Can't even get into a gay bar without....."you know this is a gay bar"? It took years of work..... to work on my masculinity. But really, I would like to be free to be me. I want to decorate a god damn house...... and garden the best house on the block! My gayness will always be there.



posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 11:40 PM
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Originally posted by VictorVonDoom


I saw this thread and the first thing I thought of was those platform shoes I wore to my high school prom. What was I thinking?
Ah, but that was the style back then. Problem was, that wasn't the worst part of my outfit.


Must have been a Leisure suit with those platforms. They were cool, or so we thought!

Just let the boy wear his high heels and TEACH rather than police.



posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 11:44 PM
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A teacher notified the school principal and said that the boy’s high heels were distracting to the classroom. Principal Bob Heilmann reports there was name calling, so he instructed the young man to remove the shoes.

“As a principal of a high school, I have to take the paternal side as well, I have to make sure he’s going to be okay,” Heilmann told Fox, adding he was worried the student would be subjected to bullying. “Anytime anyone goes out from, quote, ‘the norm,’ or anytime anyone wants to make a statement, you have to be willing to take what comes with it.”

Fox spoke with lots of Riverview High School students, many of whom said they viewed the environment there as open and accepting. “I think it wasn’t really that big of a deal. If he wants to do it, then he can do it,” said sophomore Sarah Strawn. But not all classmates were supportive of the unnamed teenager’s choice. “I don’t think guys should wear heels. Personally, that’s my opinion,” said junior Kjai Betts.

Some students organized a small protest to recognize what had happened to the guy in heels. “One boy wore a dress on Monday and after we chatted about it, he decided not to,” Heilmann said, adding that the student caved and changed his clothes. “I was concerned about his safety.”

The guy who sported heels was not punished for his actions.


Where were his rights violated?


If we're talking about the kids who called him names, that's not a violation of his rights; it's just kids being pricks.
edit on 4/26/2011 by eNumbra because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 07:42 AM
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Another great reason kids should wear uniforms. Girls shouldn't even be wearing these things to school. You are not there to feel gay. You are there to feel academic. I don't think this child should wear heels to school anymore than another boy should be permitted to have his underwear hanging out. These are not proper dress code. Next he'll want to wear a feather boa and tiara to class.



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 07:45 AM
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A great post and exactly how I feel. After reading that reply I didn't need to write one anymore because that is just pure truth.



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 07:47 AM
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Two words: Dress Code.

That eliminate 50% of potential problems and teasing at school, as well as young girls dressing skimpily.







 
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