This Teacher Was Shamed For Being ‘Too Sexy’, But She Had The Perfect Response.
Women have the right to vote, work in just about every professional field, and even run for President. Yet, they continue to be judged and shamed based on appearance. If it’s perceived that a woman dresses too dowdy then she does not care about impression she is giving off. If she is too fashionable and stylish, she has no brains.
A woman’s wardrobe is often used to measure her purity and morality. The more revealing the top and the higher the hemline words like, “slut,” “whore,” are easily thrown around. The latest female to be publicly chastised is a school teacher.
Patrice Brown in Atlanta, Georgia is a fourth grade teacher who has proudly shared photos of herself on her Instagram account. In the images, Brown is wearing dresses past the knees, with high neck collars, and sweaters. Still, the teacher has drawn criticism from people who deemed her outfits to be inappropriate to teach.
Patrice Brown has been the teacher of the month at her school but it is not her accomplishments people are talking about.
Her photos have gone viral with the hashtag #TeacherBae.
Brown set her account to private and spoke out about the controversy her outfits have caused.
"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," she told The Daily Dot.
Many people have come to her defense online.
The argument is not that Brown is wearing inappropriate clothes but rather she is too curvaceous. Therefore, it's not the apparel the problem but her body.
Women not blessed with Brown's body have shared selfies of themselves wearing similar clothes to highlight the hypocrisy.
Still, the school district has not stood behind their teacher.
The Atlanta Public School system released a statement;
"[Brown] was given guidance regarding the APS Employee Dress Code, the use of social media, and Georgia Code of Ethics for educators, and she has been cooperative in addressing her presence on social media," it read.
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