January 08, 2012

Civilization continues to crumble

Via Right on the Left Coast: Colorado Student Banned from Yearbook Over Racy Photo.

A Colorado teenager whose yearbook picture was rejected for being too revealing is vowing to fight the ban with her high school’s administration, but the editors of the yearbook insist it was their decision alone on the photo.

The five student editors of the Durango High School yearbook in Durango, Col., told the Durango Herald they were the ones who made the call not to publish a picture of senior Sydney Spies posing in a short yellow skirt midriff and shoulder-exposing black shawl as her senior portrait.

“We are an award-winning yearbook. We don’t want to diminish the quality with something that can be seen as unprofessional,” student Brian Jaramillo told the paper on Thursday.

The girl's provocative attire violates the school's dress code, too, which, if the school wants to maintain any credibility along those lines, it's proper to disallow the photo. But here's the part that really gets me:

Spies was joined by her mother, Miki Spies, and a handful of fellow Durango High students and alumni in a protest outside the school Wednesday after, she said, administrators informed her the photo would not be permitted because it violated dress code.

Look at the photo. And the mom is out protesting that it should be allowed? Call me ridiculously old fashioned but if I saw that pic and was informed that it was the one my daughter wanted in the yearbook, I'd be protesting too -- to my daughter ... telling her "What the HELL were you thinking???"

Nice job, "mom." Cripes.

Posted by Hube at January 8, 2012 09:08 AM | TrackBack

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I saw somewhere the mother said her daughter was only "expressing herself".

I can give soneone the finger to express myself but a picture of that is hardly proper for a high school yearbook picture.

Any guess on how shallow the mother and daugher are??

Posted by: John Galt at January 8, 2012 09:25 AM

Yeah, John, I read in the story comments where someone asked that "finger" question. It's a very good point.

Posted by: Hube at January 8, 2012 09:27 AM

Thanks for the link :-)

Posted by: Darren at January 10, 2012 02:36 PM