If one thing’s clear these days, it’s that class is a thing of the past. Folks have lost sight of what it is, for one. And even if they know what it is, they don’t really seem to respect it.
I marched in an ERA parade back in the day.
So let me give my bonafides, first: progressive, feminist. Got the picture? Ok then, let’s start.
I heard about the latest internet sensation –an Atlanta teacher with a rockin’ curvy figure who wore a skintight dress to teach her fourth grade class.
Oh, ok, you want to call it body-con? Does that sound better to you? Ok. But still. A rose by any other name: skintight is skintight. And skintight has no place in the classroom. Because it’s inappropriate.
You can look up the photo. The pose is priceless: skintight dress with her hip jutted out. It doesn’t look like she’s wearing a slip and it’s so tight you can just about make out her mons Venus. Fortunately, she’s wearing a great bra because her rack is a thing to behold.
Oh, you don’t think I should call it a rack? Sorry, I lost my mind for a minute. I guess I’ve been hanging out on the internet too long on these blog comments defending her. The ones whose opinions tell me the poster just might be lacking class. Just saying. So, sorry. Teacher’s breasts are great. Large. And harnessed to within an inch of her life. They ain’t movin’. I can appreciate that because mine are also large.
Back to the tempest in a (large) teapot: A whole lot of people are defending this teacher’s right to dress that way in the classroom.
Have they lost their minds?
“She’s being body-shamed because she’s thick.”
Umm, no. She’s not being body-shamed at all. That term is misused across the board and it’s misused in this case.
She has a fabulously curvy, hourglass body that is sexy as hell. It’s just that her fabulously curvy body should not be displayed in the classroom. Hell, wear that skintight dress to the mall, a bar, out to dinner. Wear it on vacation. Wear it to the grocery. Or the Farmers Market. Wear it to the Swingers’ Ball. Wear it to a dog show. Wear it until it falls off your body for all I care. You look great in it.
But if you wear it to teach school you have absolutely no class.
“If she is able to teach your kids, it shouldn’t matter that she’s not wearing a burlap bag.”
Seriously? Like those are the only two options? A skintight dress and a burlap bag?
Ok then, why not a bikini? Thong panties and bra? A transparent blouse and no bra? A teacher with any sense at all would not wear those things to class. Nor would a prudent fourth-grade teacher wear mini-shorts, yoga attire, gym shorts, an evening gown, cocktail dress, tennis whites, golf shoes… need I go on? Appropriate attire is something we think about every day.
And in this case, if she thought about it and STILL made that choice, I’d have to seriously question her judgment AND her ability to be a role model for my children (if I had them).
I was truly shocked by the response to this–that so many people felt there was nothing at all wrong with a teacher wearing a formfitting dress to school. As if.
But I shouldn’t have been so shocked. Look at all the horrific things that Trump has said and people accept it without a second thought. Look at the popularity of the K- clan as role models for young women. It’s all part and parcel of the same thing.
No class. That’s the way Merica is now. No class.
If I had kids in her class I’d yank them out so fast their pigtails and man buns would spin.
And I’d find some really smart gay male teacher for them. (Just in case you right-wingers think I’m on your side. I’m not.)
Thank you. Getting that off my rack — I mean chest — felt good. And now you’re probably wondering what kind of attire I think is appropriate for the classroom. I’m sure if you think about it, you can figure it out. But in case you think I am proposing teachers wear burlap bags: these are stylish, attractive, appropriate. These are just the first few I found, there are so many other options in so many other colors. I’m kind of partial to that first image, though. I love those outfits.