13-Year-Old Kicked Out of School Over Fashion Statement

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November 11, 2013 by gabnormal

kctv_purse_131107a-615x345Apparently it’s not okay for teen boys to be fashionable.

13-year-old Skyler Davis from Kansas was not only sent to the principal’s office but eventually suspended for carrying a Vera Bradley purse.

#WhatEven.

The eighth grader has worn the purse to school every day since school started in August but it wasn’t until recently that the administration threw a bitch fit over the bag.

According to his mother, there is nothing in the school handbook regarding accessories.

We’re waiting for the day that people can wear what they want, when they want, regardless of what gender the clothing has been assigned to, and not be harassed for it. Because seriously, who gives a fuck? Why not worry about something that matters and leave the harmless kid with the purse alone.

While we’re on the topic though, let’s just take a second to point out how ridiculous it is that certain types of clothing and accessories have been assigned genders. You do realize that it’s all just pieces of fabric sewn together, right? Fabric is an inanimate object. It cannot have a gender.

So, purses and the like should not be considered “women’s clothing.” I don’t care how hard this would make it for department stores to differentiate where clothing is located. Clothing and accessories does not have a gender, and therefore it shouldn’t matter who wears purses and heels or who wears sneakers and baggy jeans.

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One thought on “13-Year-Old Kicked Out of School Over Fashion Statement

  1. C Connolly says:

    I would really like to know how these teenage students who get so much sudden publicity over such a controversial issue are doing 3,4,5, and even 10 years later? I am a retired high school librarian and am very aware of a teenager’s emotional vulnerability when something suddenly calls so much attention to an him or her. Thankfully, considerable support came out of the woodwork for young Mr. Davis, mitigating some mmediate stress and discomfort, but what happens Later? How does time treat the teens with such experiences?
    WE must never lose sight of the fact that a teenager is still a child- trying very hard to stop being a child while trying even harder to become and adult- an experimental and very vulnerable time of our lives. We are supposed to allow them their “space”, making sure we make that space safe. We are a fortunate society because we do not have to thrust adulthood onto our teens-that extra time leads to a more well rounded adult for most. In this case, we did not keep the young man’s space safe.
    I would like to see a long term study about teens who are suddenly thrust into the limelight over a controversial matter. Whenever I hear about something like this, a rush of memories comes to me, and I find myself wondering how those students I remember who endured a sudden notoriety are fairing.
    I hope young Davis is thriving; he certainly deserves to be.

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