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Old 05-02-2013, 09:28 PM   #1
 
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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.

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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.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:33 PM   #2
 
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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
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That's so stupid. They're prob jealous that those girls can twerk and they can't.

my booty shawts booty shawts
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oop just watched the video tho. that's some weak twerking.
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I didn't even know what twerk meant. Back to my cave.
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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.
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All over the news here. I guess they broke a school rule, but the punishment does not fit the "crime" at all.
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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.

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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
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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.
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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.

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Banning them from prom and graduation is ridiculous. They should be punished for ditching class, using school property, etc, but this is crazy.
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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."
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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?
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So that's twerking!!! If you need me, i will be in the cave with jeep.
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