The world just won’t stop telling women what to wear.
In the latest torrent of spineless virtual judgement, a fourth grade (that’s Year Four or Five to you and me) teacher from Atlanta has been criticised for what she wears to school.
Paris Monroe, an educator and Arizona State University alum, has been reduced to a body in a bodycon dress by the internet who have dubbed her outfits ‘inappropriate’ for teaching.
All around the world, philestine jaws dropped to floor as they realised female teachers are not simply floating heads with minds that mould future generations, but in actual fact are women with real life bodies in all shapes and sizes.
The internet concluded that Monroe, being the owner of one of those body things, ‘looks like a stripper’. Joy.
Checkout sexy 4th grade teacher, that looks like a stripper… – See Photos : Her name is Paris Monroe and sh… https://t.co/2ygZPGgABc
— MmhhedFawaz (@asap_faz) 12 September 2016
This teacher and this bodycon dress…my child would not be attending her class..idc idc idc
— Whitley (@AaliyahIvy) September 12, 2016
I’m gonna weigh in on the teacher dress debate…it’s inappropriate for school, period. Wayyy too tight.
— Kristy (@KristyApril) September 12, 2016
Not only is it outrageous to assume Paris’ clothes have any impact on her teaching ability, it’s also totally fucked up that we’re talking about a woman who spends her days teaching nine and 10-year-olds. Why are adults assuming that these young children are so quick to sexualise what they see?
I personally am yet to come across a nine-year-old with an adult sex drive that renders them useless upon encountering an attractive adult female? We really need to stop pretending young people are pathetic, sex-crazed maniacs who will lose their heads and the sight of a woman’s body.
— Adrienne Pegasus (@MissAP) 12 September 2016
Now we can’t speak to Paris’ character or her teaching skill – although being named Educator of the Month would suggest she’s damn good at her job.
What we can say is that she doesn’t deserve the torrent of abuse, shade and doubt parents have thrown her way.
Thankfuly, the Twitter backlash against the negative comments towards so-called #TeacherBae has been overwhelming and it appears there is hope for humanity after all.
— Claudia (@twiggypopclaudy) 13 September 2016
Y’all will take any educated, independent woman and turn her into a sexualized object. I’m so sick of this. #teacherbae
— ѕαι (@Saisailu97) 12 September 2016
BUT THE GAG is that no one in the school complaining, while y’all attacking her, she won educator of the month #teacherbae
— ️ (@SaintZayn) 12 September 2016
Some Twitter commentators have called the criticisms of Paris’s attire racist:
A lot of angry white people 😒 if #teacherbae was a white woman with the same outfit on there wouldn’t be a problem 😣🖕🏽
— juan carlos (@jkat2011) 13 September 2016
black women w/ curvy bodies are immediately judged and sexualized for something they have no control over #teacherbae
— EMMA (@emmakretch) 12 September 2016
— Wave Bari (@stackztootrill) 12 September 2016
A black woman is born w/ curves & is discriminated/sexualized, a white woman BUYS those same features and its ‘trendy fashion’ #teacherbae
— (R)evolutionary ♠️ (@B_MoOriginal) 12 September 2016
People has been saying Paris’ only crime is to have been ‘blessed with curves’. However, they’ve missed the mark. Her body shape is neither a crime, nor the point.
— NUFF$AID (@nuffsaidNY) 12 September 2016
Maybe she likes the way her dresses make her feel. Maybe they give her the confidence to get up and teach a class of children – the thought of which would make many less hardy people break out into cold sweats. Maybe – in this materialistic day and age – her fashionable clothes earn her a dash of respect from those kids, because apparently this stuff is important now. Maybe she just doesn’t want to wear an M&S twinset in the Atlanta heat.
Maybe, actually, really, when it comes down to it, who gives a fuck? Let the woman wear what she wants, for God’s sake.