Posts tagged "middle school"

Ohio School Photoshops The Word ‘Feminist’ Off Of A Girl’s Shirt, Calls It ‘Offensive’

Middle school student and my new bff Sophie Thomas of Clermont Northeastern Middles School in Batavia, Ohio wore a shirt to photo day that said FEMINIST in glaring white letters - which the school then decided to totally wipe out in post. Do I still have to live in a country where the word feminist…

By: Katrin Higher / April 19, 2015

Instagram Specifically Bans Female Nipples, Is Totes Fine With Male Nipples

Instagram’s new guidelines specifically ban images of female nipples except in the case of breastfeeding mothers, post-mastectomy breasts, and artwork.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 17, 2015

Uggs Banned At One Middle School — But It’s Not Why You Think

Uggs: They are a fashion monster, and yet, many people swear by their comfort. But teens and pre-teens at one Philadelphia-area middle school won't be allowed to wear them anymore, either way. That's because officials at Pottsdown Middle School feel that Uggs offer an all-too convenient hiding place for contraband cell phones. (If there had…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 30, 2012

Today’s Lady News: NYC Public Schools To Require Students Take Sex Ed

Beginning this year, New York City's public middle school and high school students will be required to take sex education classes. Classes include directions on how to use a condom and discussions about STDs and pregnancy. Wait, what, this didn't already exist? Apparently not. The New York Times reports this is the first time i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 10, 2011

Girl Talk: Facebook Ruined My First Love

Facebook is really great for reconnecting with old friends and finding out what your buddies are up to. What it is also great for: shattering every illusion you ever had about your first love--just like it did for me this weekend. I first spotted Jeremy when I was a sixth grade student at a public…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 11, 2011

What Is “Scooping”? And Why Don’t We Just Call It “Sexual Assault”?

Middle school totally blows for everyone. It's a rule. It's, like, written in the Bible or something. But I'd bet it blows a hell of a lot more when you're a 6th grader who gets groped by her classmate and both your school administrators and the media act like it's just a "schoolboy prank." That'…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 18, 2010

11 Years Old And Out Of The Closet: The Trouble With Gay Middle Schoolers

We're not just the first generation to elect a black president—some say we're also the first generation in which gay teenagers feel safe coming out to their parents and classmates. In Sunday's New York Times Magazine cover story, writer Benoit Denizet-Lewis chronicled how adolescents are so much more confident telling their friends, families and parent…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 28, 2009

It Can Even Happen To Cameron Diaz

Back in the day, at a dance party in my middle school’s gym, a ray of light shined into my dark pubescent heart: the class clown asked me to slow dance. It was an unexpected surprise, as I usually went to school socials just so I could eat lots of M&M’s and Doritos. But a…

By: Simcha / April 14, 2008

Tampa Teachers Get Punished

In the past two weeks alone, three female teachers in Tampa, FL, have been arrested for having sex with their students -- sadly proving even women can be totally perverted pedophiles. The first bust was a 28-year-old middle school math teacher, Stephanie Regusa, who added a 14-year-old boy, divided his legs, then got herself subtracted…

By: Simcha / March 27, 2008