A school in Utah photoshopped the images of female students in the yearbook to cover shoulders and other parts of their upper bodies. Because as we all know the bare flesh of a young girl's upper arm and/or shoulder is nothing but a path to filthy sin and the ultimate destruction of humanity.
Some female students at Wasatch High School are pissed and rightly so. A group of school officials decided to arbitrarily edit selected photos of some girls to add sleeves or raise necklines. It's about as stupid an unnecessary as it sounds. Students are pushing the school for answers as to why some images were retouched and others weren't. Via Fox 13:
"I feel like they put names in a hat and pick and choose who. There were plenty of girls that were wearing thicker tank tops and half of them got edited and half of them didn't," sophomore Rachel Russel said.
And that's what bothered the girls the most. It seemed like the school randomly picked which pictures to edit. In one case, two different girls were wearing nearly identical tops: one photo was altered to add sleeves and the other was not.
In this example, it appears as if the school opted to edit out this student's tattoo:
The school has the typical SORRY NOT SORRY AT ALL response you'd expect at a time like this. "We only apologize in the sense that we want to be more consistent with what we're trying to do in that sense we can help kids better prepare for their future by knowing how to dress appropriately for things," said Wasatch County School District. Superintendent Terry E. Shoemaker.
UGH. I just had to stop myself from mashing all the keys on my computer and screaming. The ones singled out are girls. And why are they singled out? Because the school doesn't want to see a normal goddamn part of a young woman's body like her shoulders or clavicle exposed. It's got nothing to do with setting a standard for professional appearance in the workplace, so even come at me with that crap. This is all about making young girls feel ashamed and embarrassed about their bodies.
I looked through those un-retouched photos. You know what I saw? Normal young girls who now, tragically, are questioning what they did wrong. They're made to feel ashamed for committing the epic sin of wearing something like a fucking sleeveless shirt. You know who should be ashamed? The administrators at Wasatch High School who think it's OK to shame young girls about their bodies.