• A Texas school district is reevaluating 'sexist' dress code after student is suspended for wearing makeup in class
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    Kerry Justich

    A Texas school district is reevaluating 'sexist' dress code after student is suspended for wearing makeup in class

    Although the Texas school district's dress code states that "boys may not wear makeup," students are working with administrators to find common ground.

  • 'Racist' elementary school principal under fire for calling Colin Kaepernick an 'anti-American thug'
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    Kerry Justich

    'Racist' elementary school principal under fire for calling Colin Kaepernick an 'anti-American thug'

    "When Nike signs an anti-American thug to represent their brand, I will not support, wear, purchase, or endorse their product. Bye-bye Nike," the principal wrote on Facebook.

  • Boy denied entry to prestigious New Zealand school over hair length
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    Jessica Ankomah

    Boy denied entry to prestigious New Zealand school over hair length

    Heidi Hunt’s son James has golden-blonde hair that sweeps his shoulders. He wears it this way to commemorate is late grandfather, who once wore his hair in a similar fashion.

  • Stop Asking Victoria’s Secret to Be a Role Model, It’s Never Gonna Happen
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    Lauren Tuck

    Stop Asking Victoria’s Secret to Be a Role Model, It’s Never Gonna Happen

    Photo: Stop trying to make Victoria’s Secret a role model for women everywhere — it’s never going to happen.  A Change.org petition is calling on the lingerie company to make Carmen Carrera, a transgender reality star and model, a VS Angel. It has received nearly 50,000 signatures, with the page pleading with the brand to enlist her because having “a transgender model walk would show that trans women are to be taken seriously and that Angels are selected because of their character and talent.”  “I want to do this for the 50,000 people who signed the petition on Change.org. Photo: If Victoria’s Secret listens, great.

  • Skinny Models Are Being Asked to Be Skinnier, Because Duh
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    Lauren Tuck

    Skinny Models Are Being Asked to Be Skinnier, Because Duh

    In some really unsurprising news, the fashion industry still idolizes the super-thin model. At 23 and a size 6, she was told by an agency that she needed to lose weight.

  • Is A "Feeling Fat" Emoji Offensive?
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    Lauren Tuck

    Is A "Feeling Fat" Emoji Offensive?

    "When Facebook users set their status to “feeling fat,” they are making fun of people who consider themselves to be overweight, which can include many people with eating disorders." The 24-year-old graduate student at Ohio State University explained that fat is, in fact, not a feeling, and is a natural part of the body, regardless of one’s weight. Additionally, if someone has struggled or is struggling with an eating disorder, seeing the “feeling fat” smiley face on their newsfeed could trigger dangerous thoughts and actions.  In response, Facebook released a statement saying that people use the social network to express their feelings — no matter what they may be — to friends and family, often times searching for support. You can choose from over 100 feelings we offer based on people’s input or create your own.” Facebook also encourages their users to seek help for friends and have partnered with the National Eating Disorders Association to provide resources to those struggling with eating disorders.  Facebook has no plans to remove the cherubic yellow face from its feelings options and plenty of the site’s 890 million daily users do think that fat counts as a feeling.