GA teen told he can't dress like a female at school

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    Oct 07, 2009 2:53 PM GMT
    http://www.ajc.com/news/cobb/cobb-teen-told-he-156500.html

    "You can't wear clothing that causes a disruption," said Jay Dillon, spokesman for Cobb County schools.

    "Dillon said he believed the student arrived at school in a dress and heels. But Escobar said he never wore a dress. He says he opted for "skinny" jeans all three days with flats."

    The district lists the dress code on its homepage. The rule states that students should "refrain from any mode of dress which proves to contribute to any disruption of school functions."

    I put some excerpts from the article. The student also wore wigs to school. What do you think?

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    Oct 07, 2009 3:57 PM GMT

    http://www.ajc.com/multimedia/dynamic/00268/cobb-dress_268287l.jpg


    Here's a link to just the pic.

    Hmmm and he says he's not cross-dressing, eh?
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    Oct 07, 2009 4:32 PM GMT
    meninlove said
    http://www.ajc.com/multimedia/dynamic/00268/cobb-dress_268287l.jpg


    Here's a link to just the pic.

    Hmmm and he says he's not cross-dressing, eh?

    In a senior high school class I taught in 2003, one female student dressed in Goth: severe all black outfits, pale makeup, piercings, long black hair, etc. Think Winona Rider in the movie Beetlejuice.

    But it didn't seem to disrupt the class, she was a bright student, if a bit sullen, also like Rider's character, and she didn't appear to socialize well with the other students. Neither I nor the school felt it necessary to make her tone down her appearance, and I tried my best to prevent her from being isolated from classroom group activities.

    But I just don't know about this guy. Unless he's genuinely transexual, cross-dressing can approach Halloween costume levels, and can be disruptive in the classroom. And perhaps an indicator of some internal issues he's having, that should be addressed.

    But neither would I go the other extreme, and treat him like a freak, or mentally defective. I'm reminded of the "Brother Boy" character in the movie, and later cable series "Sordid Lives" who was committed for wanting to dress like a woman. (Played by openly gay actor Leslie Jordan, whom I had the pleasure of meeting in Key West)

    I dunno, I'm not even sure a girl should dress like this in school. Here's a video interview with him (haven't found a YouTube embed I could use, so this is a link)

    http://www.ajc.com/video?bcpid=1659825399&bclid=1716449804&bctid=43833485001
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    Oct 07, 2009 5:05 PM GMT
    The administrators are idiots. Within a few days it'll be no big deal. Until then the teachers need to do what they do best: draw the attention of their students and teach them. Besides, kids come to school loaded on Starbucks every day. It's not like they aren't already having attention problems.

    We had a goth kid in HS who was very androgonous looking and dressed over-the-top. It was interesting, but not disruptive. In retrospect, it also encouraged an acceptance of diversity and being yourself in the other students.

    But I guess in northern Florida it is more important to force kids to be more like an ideal that is easy to look at.

    More lazy f*cking adults ruining kids lives. Ugh.
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    Oct 07, 2009 5:28 PM GMT
    That is a jaunty hat. Reminds me of Phoebe Cates.
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    Oct 07, 2009 5:37 PM GMT
    Ciarsolo7 saidThat is a jaunty hat. Reminds me of Phoebe Cates.


    and this boy knows about jaunty hats.... gotta pick a pocket or two....
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    Oct 07, 2009 5:38 PM GMT
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    Ciarsolo7 saidThat is a jaunty hat. Reminds me of Phoebe Cates.


    and this boy knows about jaunty hats.... gotta pick a pocket or two....


    I made that entire outfit btw, hat and all! icon_wink.gif
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    Oct 07, 2009 5:45 PM GMT
    yeah but if we went on a date, you would dress like in the cooking picture?

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    Oct 07, 2009 5:47 PM GMT
    Probably icon_razz.gif I do love me some gingham icon_wink.gif
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    Oct 07, 2009 6:00 PM GMT
    Ciarsolo7 saidProbably icon_razz.gif I do love me some gingham icon_wink.gif


    I like gingerbread

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    Oct 07, 2009 6:12 PM GMT
    Ciarsolo7 saidThat is a jaunty hat. Reminds me of Phoebe Cates.


    I think he looks like Madeline Kahn in Clue.
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    Oct 07, 2009 6:20 PM GMT
    I don't care if the kid is in drag or not... bitch needs to get someone else to buy his clothes and dress him... and teach him how to wear makeup... cannot dress himself...
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    Oct 07, 2009 6:42 PM GMT
    Schools are stupid.

    A guy or girl can't dress like the opposite sex,but yet they still let girls run around with their titties and ass hanging out their clothing and boys with their asses hanging out of their pants.

    My school was shit,they never followed the rules they gave to us.

    No durags aloud- Still see them

    No drugs or weapons aloud- umm still see them

    No inappropriate clothing aloud- yeeeah it's still there.

    I love the one where teachers aren't aloud to discuss their religious beliefs-felt like I was in bible school some days

    Teachers and staff pick their favorites and it's bull.

    ex. I curse like a salior and did in class also icon_razz.gif,but when someone else cursed they got written up.
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    Oct 07, 2009 8:12 PM GMT

    They all should be required to wear uniforms because it isn't fair to let them wear what they want, but some of them cannot wear what they want. It teaches a double standard and a prejudice. Besides, have you seen the way "kids" dress today, they all dress disruptive. Uniforms.

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    Oct 07, 2009 8:22 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa said Unless he's genuinely transexual, cross-dressing can approach Halloween costume levels, and can be disruptive in the classroom.


    The student was wearing a pink wig.
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    Oct 07, 2009 8:26 PM GMT
    I do believe you can get close to uniforms w/out actually having to wear ties and plaid jumpers they had to wear when I was in parochial school. Kinda none sexual and understated...
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    Oct 07, 2009 9:28 PM GMT
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    The hat is jaunty. However, offset by the pageboy and tasteful jacket I'd say this is a dignified look for day. His makeup gives the ensemble a geisha vibe that really works.

    Frankly, this is much better than any of the looks that Ungaro showed in Paris last week.

    Jonathan Escobar is my new hero.

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    Oct 07, 2009 9:46 PM GMT
    Drama + Queen = Jonathan Escobar
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    Oct 07, 2009 9:58 PM GMT
    Timberoo said
    Ciarsolo7 saidThat is a jaunty hat. Reminds me of Phoebe Cates.


    I think he looks like Madeline Kahn in Clue.


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    Oct 07, 2009 10:19 PM GMT
    It's school, not a drag show. This is what we're wasting our tax money on? Dealing with kids seeking inappropriate attention? Where's this kids parents, they should be kicking his ass! There's a time and a place to dress freely, school is NOT one of them. People need to start growing up and being responsible. Cross-dressing at school for a 16 yr old is ridiculous! He can join a local youth group, theatre group, dress up at home or walk around the fucking neighborhood naked but he doesn't need to distract from what is already a difficult job for teachers, teaching! Expel him until he grows up and understands that expressing one's self still requires some consideration, understanding and accountability! Let the flames begin now.
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    Oct 07, 2009 10:22 PM GMT
    UrsaMajor said

    Frankly, this is much better than any of the looks that Ungaro showed in Paris last week.



    That's a cheap shot and you know it. LiLo's hotmess of a spoon was in the tragic mix.
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    Oct 07, 2009 10:30 PM GMT
    eb925guy saidIt's school, not a drag show. This is what we're wasting our tax money on? Dealing with kids seeking inappropriate attention? Where's this kids parents, they should be kicking his ass! There's a time and a place to dress freely, school is NOT one of them. People need to start growing up and being responsible. Cross-dressing at school for a 16 yr old is ridiculous! He can join a local youth group, theatre group, dress up at home or walk around the fucking neighborhood naked but he doesn't need to distract from what is already a difficult job for teachers, teaching! Expel him until he grows up and understands that expressing one's self still requires some consideration, understanding and accountability! Let the flames begin now.


    Quite frankly, I have to say that I'm truly appalled by some of the comments I've read on here. It amazes me how closed minded gay men can really be. I'm almost MORE disappointed in us than Homophobes cause quite frankly we should know better.

    I'm not sure if uniforms are the appropriate solution however it would at least even the playing field so to speak. However, what if this student wanted to wear the female uniform.

    And clearly, this kid is going through an identity crisis quite possibly his/her sexual AND gender identity. The answer is NOT to reprimand this child, nor expel him or any other atrocities that some of you have proposed.

    This child needs support people!! This child needs the proper guidance to point him/her in the appropriate direction. Perhaps s/he's trans, maybe gender queer, mnaybe doesn't identify with any gender. Either way this person should not be condemned for expressing his/herself the best way they can.

    I can't believe some of you!! SMH!!!
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    Oct 07, 2009 10:31 PM GMT
    Dillon is just going to have to find himself a straight man. The red toenails and heels just don't do anything for me.
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    Oct 07, 2009 10:49 PM GMT
    twomack saidDillon is just going to have to find himself a straight man. The red toenails and heels just don't do anything for me.


    I'm afraid I have to agree. Gay men, IMHO, are attracted to masculinity, and a young boy such as this that is clearly obsessed with his feminine side is going to have a pretty hard time in our looks obsessed subculture. He'll no doubt hook up with one of those types that has a drag queen for a boyfriend but refuses to acknowledge that he's actually gay...
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    Oct 07, 2009 11:18 PM GMT
    Okay this may not be politically correct but...

    Let the kid come as he likes to school, but the school should not have to have tolerance seminars, diversity celebration week, discourage and punish other kids for ridiculing the kid


    Let him get beaten up just once and the kid will learn his lesson about what's socially acceptable and what's just asking to be ostracized and ridiculed. Let him know it's his choice but he must live with the consequences and that he brought them on himself and no one will be there to offer sympathy or throw a pity party for him