Internet gangs up on teacher with curvy figure
An Atlanta teacher has gone viral, and it’s not because of a cool lesson plan or heartwarming story. Nope, the internet cannot get over the fact Patrice Brown has a curvy figure. Apparently, if you have curves, the only appropriate attire in which to leave the house, is a burlap sack. Her outfits are being widely scrutinized, for no apparent reason, and #TeacherBae is trending on Twitter, with everyone weighing in on whether this woman should be allowed to dress herself.
“I just wish they would respect me and focus on the positive and what truly matters—which is educating the children of the future generations and providing and caring for them,” Monroe told The Daily Dot. Why would they do that, when they can slam a woman for simply existing?
Here are some of the outfits in question:
Dress, to the knee. If this dress were on a rail thin woman with no curves, no one would care.
Monroe uploaded a few photos of herself to her Instagram account, and all hell broke loose. People began sharing her image on Twitter, with the hashtag #TeacherBae, and weighing in with their unsolicited opinions regarding whether or not her attire was professional and appropriate to teach fourth graders.
Jeans and a t-shirt? Dresses? What is the problem here?
The problem is, we’re not only policing what students wear now, we’re doing it to teachers. This is a grown woman. The picture on the left is of her sporting her “Educator of the Month” trophy.
There are some people arguing that she’d be a distraction to a fourth grade boy. Ok, so it’s a teachable moment then. Teach your son’s from a very young age that women are allowed to occupy space with their figures, and ogling them is creepy and weird. Women seem to be able to move through the world without making every man they meet feel like they’re steak on a stick. Pretty sure men can do that, too.
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