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    Speaking of this, my kids' "back to school night" had an announcement that they had relaxed their already casual dress code. Part of it was that you can wear baseball caps, hoods, and other hats in class as long as it didn't obscure the teacher's ability to see where you were looking (potential cheating). They also seemed to have relaxed any rules on how short shorts or skirts could be. As long as the groin, breasts, buttocks, and midriff are covered with an opaque material.

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    Can someone post the article? It’s not available in the EU.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twitchy2.0 View Post
    Fun fact: DQ'd has nothing to do with Dairy Queen.
    Sorry about that....though I do love me some Dairy Queen

    I also found it completely disgusting that another parent on the team took pictures of this girl to complain about the fit of the suit.

    It's her body, she can't change her shape to fit your narrow idea of what's "OK" for your son to see while he's on swim team. Maybe talk to your child about boundaries and respect. Though, I wouldn't hold my breath waiting on that b/c the parent has zero boundaries.
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    The parent who took pictures of this 17 year old girl's backside, should be arrested for that shit. Taking the photo is bad enough, but sending it around to multiple people as well is fucking disgusting. If I were her mother I would call the cops on that fucker so fast their head would spin.
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    Alaska swimmer disqualified after suit rides up during race gets wins reinstated following backlash





    By JESSICA SCHLADEBECK
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |
    SEP 11, 2019 | 1:20 PM












    Dimond High School swimmer Brecklynn Willis (KTUU)




    The decision to disqualify a student swimmer after a referee deemed her school-issued suit too revealing has been overturned by Alaska’s governing body for high school sports.


    Swimmer Brecklynn Willis, of Dimond High School in Anchorage, was wearing the exact same swimsuit as her teammates when she bested rivals from Chugiak High School during a dual meet Friday afternoon.




    Her victory however, was short-lived. After the 17-year-old emerged from the pool, she was told she would be stripped of her win for violating the sport’s modesty rule.


    The referee explained that because Willis’ suit exposed her backside, she was not entitled to win the race — regardless of how well she swam. The move immediately sparked backlash within the swimming community and the Anchorage School District announced Tuesday it would appeal the decision.




    Through a prepared statement obtained by KTUU, school officials said that the Dimond High swimmer “was targeted based solely on how a standard, school-issued uniform happened to fit the shape of her body.”


    “We cannot tolerate discrimination of any kind, and certainly not based on body shape,” it said. “This disqualification was heavy-handed and unnecessary.”


    Less than an hour later, the Alaska School Activities Association announced it agreed with district, concluding that rules require a coach be notified of a violation before the heat or race begins.





    “All evidence gathered, including the statement provided by the official, indicated the official did not notify the coach prior to disqualifying the student,” the ASAA said in a statement.


    “ASAA has determined the disqualification was the result of misapplication of the rule and as a result is being overturned.”


    The association added that “all team and individual points shall be restored to both the individual swimmer and the Dimond High School Swim team.”


    The district also called for the referee, identified as Jill Blackstone, to be stripped of her credentials due to what they described as a pattern of unfair treatment. The ASAA declined to make a determination on whether the official wrongfully targeted Willis and her sister, who has also made complaints against Blackstone.


    Lifelong swimmer Lauren Langford, director of YMCA Aquatics and coach for West High School, wrote in a viral Medium post that the cut of swimsuits are “not in compliance even before they get on the body of a swimmer.”


    “If lots of girls are wearing them, and they’re cut in a way that is ‘immodest,’ why has only one swimmer been disqualified?” she continued. “This young lady and her sisters are being targeted not for the way they wear their suits but for the way those suits fit their curvier, fuller figured bodies.”


    In a follow-up interview with the Washington Post she speculated that race could also be a factor.


    “All of these girls wearing suits the same way and the only girl who gets disqualified is a mixed-race girl with rounder, curvier features,” Langford said.


    Willis is one of the top female swimmers in Alaska and nabbed state titles in the 200-meter freestyle and 100-meter butterfly last year.
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    ^Thank you, greysfang.
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    hopefully, this girl will get something positive out of all this. like a swimming scholarship to berkeley.
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    "a pattern of unfair treatment" I'd like more details.
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