In another slow news day, major media outlets are reporting on the plight of a Colorado high school girl whose senior picture was deemed too racy for the yearbook.
After being told her picture was rejected for being inappropriate, she was allowed to submit a second picture which was also rejected. The girl and her mother have protested outside the school, made the rounds of local and national media, and threatened legal action because they insist the pictures are artistic and the girl’s way of expressing herself.
I expect her high school newspaper considered describing the story with the following headlines:
Yearbook Staff Name Senior Girl Honorary Vale-strip-torian
Senior Girl Elected ‘Most Likely to Disrobe’
Senior Challenges School’s Undress Code
Yearbook Under Pressure to Change Three R’s to Reading, Writing, and Erotica
Senior Stifles Laugh While Putting Artistic Spin on Excessive Skin
Ethics Teacher Impressed as Senior Boys Take Sudden Interest in Right to Artistic Expression
Local Parents: Students Should be Studying Rounded Figures, Not Studying Rounded Figures
Senior’s Mother Passionately Supports Daughter’s Wasting of School Resources Over Meaningless Fight
Mother Supports Daughter’s Appeal of Right to Reveal
Yearbook Staff Booed for Ban of Near Nude