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RedCatWaves 05-02-2013 09:28 PM

Twerking...
 
Thirty-two students...most of them girls...got in big trouble at school for "twerking" in a video...that booty shaking dance move. They were suspended, can't go to prom, and are banned from graduation ceremonies.

32 Students Suspended & Banned From Prom For "Twerking" Video (PHOTO) | Global Grind


Maybe it's just me, but this punishment seems disproportionately harsh, probably because it was girls being sexual, and we must crush sexual behavior in girls, at all costs.

Slut shaming at it's finest.

RedCatWaves 05-02-2013 09:33 PM

Crap...the video was banned from youtube. I saw it, and, while the song lyrics were really offensive, I didn't think the dancing was anything more than mildly obscene. You can catch news coverage of it with bits of the video on most sites, but not the actual video. Here's one:

'Twerking' Video Gets Students Suspended | Twerking | Fox Nation

annabananalise 05-02-2013 09:52 PM

That's so stupid. They're prob jealous that those girls can twerk and they can't.

my booty shawts booty shawts
bouncin in my booty shawts

oop just watched the video tho. that's some weak twerking.

jeepcurlygurl 05-02-2013 09:55 PM

I didn't even know what twerk meant. Back to my cave.

CurlyCurlies 05-02-2013 10:36 PM

That's a youtube fail for the kids. Maybe they'll think twice about what they decide to put out into the world in the future. It's one thing to twerk...in the mirror/@ a party/for your boyfriend/etc. It's something entirely different to do it on school grounds, with school property, & then broadcast it for the whole world to see.

I know kids don't really think like this, but the punishment factor seems to go up when embarrassment is involved. And I'm not a teacher or a parent, but I hope to never be put in a position where I have to comment on my student's or child's twerking ability.

cyndi 05-02-2013 10:59 PM

All over the news here. I guess they broke a school rule, but the punishment does not fit the "crime" at all.

sKorpio1190 05-03-2013 12:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RedCatWaves (Post 2166419)
Thirty-two students...most of them girls...got in big trouble at school for "twerking" in a video...that booty shaking dance move. They were suspended, can't go to prom, and are banned from graduation ceremonies.

32 Students Suspended & Banned From Prom For "Twerking" Video (PHOTO) | Global Grind


Maybe it's just me, but this punishment seems disproportionately harsh, probably because it was girls being sexual, and we must crush sexual behavior in girls, at all costs.

Slut shaming at it's finest.

They're in high school and they skipped a class to make a video of themselves shaking their asses. I think the punishment was appropriate. Tolerating crap like this is the problem in the first place

Jess the Mess 05-03-2013 12:58 AM

The suspension is fine IMO. They filmed on school grounds with school equipment. I think banning them from prom and graduation activities/ceremonies is waaaaay too harsh.

I have to agree with RCW on this one. I don't think boys who made a similar video would be treated that way.

medussa 05-03-2013 04:46 AM

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Originally Posted by jeepcurlygurl (Post 2166423)
I didn't even know what twerk meant. Back to my cave.

I didn't know it was called that until someone sent me a video of some actress/singer doing it.

Surprise!

crimsonshedemon 05-03-2013 04:50 AM

Banning them from prom and graduation is ridiculous. They should be punished for ditching class, using school property, etc, but this is crazy.

curlypearl 05-03-2013 04:58 AM

Can anyone see this video? If they deserve to go to prom and be in the graduation ceremonies, I don't see what doing any type of dancing, however "obscene" has to do with it. Punishment not aligning with "crime."

CGNYC 05-03-2013 05:11 AM

It's tacky and vulgar but if they just HAD to do it, they should've done it on their own time, with their own phones, and left the school name out of it. They broke a bunch of rules. They can deal with the consequences.

sKorpio1190 05-03-2013 05:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CGNYC (Post 2166478)
It's tacky and vulgar but if they just HAD to do it, they should've done it on their own time, with their own phones, and left the school name out of it. They broke a bunch of rules. They can deal with the consequences.

Thank u!

CurlyCanadian 05-03-2013 05:15 AM

I think in the grand scheme of things the punishment is not that big a deal (well, maybe graduation), but the lesson they'll take from this is huge.

sKorpio1190 05-03-2013 05:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CurlyCanadian (Post 2166481)
I think in the grand scheme of things the punishment is not that big a deal (well, maybe graduation), but the lesson they'll take from this is huge.

+1

Po 05-03-2013 06:13 AM

I agree with whoever said that a suspension would be appropriate. Banning them from prom and graduation is over the top. Especially graduation! The ceremony isn't for them; it's for their families.

ursula 05-03-2013 06:19 AM

Yeah, this is absurd. I agree that suspension is defensible, but I can't believe they were banned from prom and graduation for dancing (even if they did skip school and use school equipment to do it). Somehow I don't think the punishment would be the same if they had filmed themselves ballroom dancing!

CurlyCanadian 05-03-2013 06:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ursula (Post 2166488)
Somehow I don't think the punishment would be the same if they had filmed themselves ballroom dancing!

That's a really good point! Had they done a fun flash mob, or an acapella that went viral, the school would be praising there great students.

Josephine 05-03-2013 08:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jess the Mess (Post 2166451)
The suspension is fine IMO. They filmed on school grounds with school equipment. I think banning them from prom and graduation activities/ceremonies is waaaaay too harsh.

I have to agree with RCW on this one. I don't think boys who made a similar video would be treated that way.

I agree. Wasn't the twist and other dances considered scandalous too back in the day?

thelio 05-03-2013 08:24 AM

So that's twerking!!! If you need me, i will be in the cave with jeep.


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