warning: this is a bit of a rant!
Or maybe hypersensitive?
Or maybe this is just plain wrong!?!?
On Monday, Guppy 1 came home from school pretty disgusted. Apparently, the seniors were given a Class Superlatives form to fill out for yearbook and it was all anyone could talk about! G1 said her journalism teacher even gave up trying to teach class because of it!
Here's the thing...
I get that it can be exciting and fun to fill out...
Most Likely to Succeed
But, do any of you remember classmates campaigning for one?
And campaigning for titles such as:
Yup, those last two threw me over the edge! Well, that and the fact that there were girls going around trying to get people to write them down for those!
G1 decided not to fill hers out and threw it in the trash but boy I would love to have seen what else was on there!
At first I was wondering if maybe G1 misunderstood and it didn't actually say "Best Body". However, G2 and her boyfriend got out of school and were talking about it as well since the boyfriend has a sister who is a senior too!
Maybe I am being hypersensitive because of the treatment G1 has always received from the school system/certain teachers because she is "well endowed" - because yes, it still pisses me off that we were told in SEVENTH GRADE that G1 had a different set of rules because she was thin and had a big chest! Or because there are hall monitors that help "troll" the hallways to look for dress code infractions (no spaghetti straps allowed! where do those shorts end?). Or maybe it's just a horrible idea to be objectifying either sex with a "Best Body" title! Or maybe it leaves the opportunity for some seniors to be cruel (as G1 overheard) and write in an "ugly girl" for Most Gorgeous? And what about that kid who had to work really hard to buy that "worst car"? Not every single family that lives in this rich town of mine has enough money to buy their kids brand new Jeeps/BMWs/Audis - although there are a LOT of those kinds of cars in the student parking lot!
The whole thing sounds completely pathetic to me and really sending these young adults wrong signals....
Then again, maybe I truly am just being old and crotchety...
But who would want to admit that?