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Teen Boy Suspended For Carrying A Purse To Class

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By:           Les Fabian Brathwaite
On:           Nov 8, 2013
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  • 13 Comments
    • pazmateo
      pazmateo

      As a gay man who carries a purse (a much better purse than a Vera Bradley, but that’s neither here nor there), I feel for the discrimination this kid faces on a daily basis. That being said, at my high school (not THAT long ago…) no one could carry their purses or backpacks to class. If a girl brought her purse to class, she had to go put it in her locker. It wasn’t allowed for boys to bring their backpacks/bags either. I hope that this isn’t a case of misappropriated hype because of what a hot button issue this could be, e.g. the boy who cried wolf…

      Nov 8, 2013 at 10:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • getbackjoe94
      getbackjoe94

      I completely understand the kid’s argument. In my high school,and even my middle school, we had a no bag policy that *was* written in the handbook. Regardless, girls would always bring their purses to class. I mean, some guys brought backpacks to class, but they were the star athletes in my grade, so they were special. But if just some guy decided to bring wear a purse, not only would they be told to put it in their locker, most students would probably make fun of him, and the school wouldn’t do anything about it, saying something along the lines of “Well, you know the risks when you wear something like that.”

      Nov 8, 2013 at 11:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hyhybt
      hyhybt

      That the rule is supposedly long-standing, yet isn’t in the handbook nor, apparently, is enforced regularly, is more than a little suspicious. Moreso since claiming it exists contradicts saying he was suspended for foul language.

      But that schools create and enforce arbitrary and stupid rules for their own sake is a problem in itself, albeit not a gay-related one.

      Nov 8, 2013 at 12:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • litper
      litper

      A little teen with a purse! OMG!!! What could be more threatening to them?!!

      Nov 8, 2013 at 1:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Aric
      Aric

      I’m not even reading this article. I may throw up.

      Hi, America, please do better. Also, can we get this boy a Michael Kors bag? Vera is over.

      Nov 8, 2013 at 1:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dixie Rect
      Dixie Rect

      This reminds me, I may have to go shopping with my dear friend Eaton Hawtcum and get a new bag.

      Nov 8, 2013 at 4:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Teleny
      Teleny

      That boy is cute- not in a gross way-like I wish he was my kid. :)

      Nov 8, 2013 at 10:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jwtraveler
      jwtraveler

      It never ceases to amaze me what trivial issues people manage to get worked up about. Does the school district care as much about what these kids are learning as it does about what they’re carrying around with them?

      Nov 8, 2013 at 11:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ArmieShieh
      ArmieShieh

      This is so funny to me! I live in Asia and this would be considered a school bag, albeit a colorful one. I’m confident that I would not get one odd look if I wore it in public.

      Nov 9, 2013 at 12:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Goforit
      Goforit

      Whaaaat? I realize that I am from a different era but…. You are not allowed to bring your purse of backpack to class? Now how in the hell are you supposed to make it to your locker, get your drugs, make it back and have a few tokes with your drama teacher, return the drugs to your locker and still make it to your next class on time? Is this yet another stupid Republiklan rule? What’s this world comming to?

      Nov 9, 2013 at 1:23 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dayglowjim
      dayglowjim

      I like that bag, in fact I want one!

      Nov 9, 2013 at 8:32 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Snapper59
      Snapper59

      He needs to put a little Bible in it and call it his dear “Bible bag”. He’d be lauded.

      Nov 10, 2013 at 3:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • halfahomo
      halfahomo

      That’s a purse he has! Honestly looks to me like it could pass as a school book bag, now he does need one IN CLASS to carry his books doesn’t he?

      Nov 10, 2013 at 10:29 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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