The following is an anonymous “letter” written concerning the speech in today’s school assembly directly to JMS students. The vibe and ideas included in such do not necessarily represent the Jeffersonian or JMS. No offense is intended.
Dear Jefferson Students,
Just a reminder: regardless of school expectations, there is absolutely no need to judge yourself in the mirror! This is not healthy behavior, regardless of school expectations concerning dress code. Checking to see if you like your outfit is great, but don’t judge yourself!
Judging yourself is not a solution to the dress-code issue. The dress code is supposed to be about clothing, not your body! Don’t wear offensive or indecent clothing, please just wear what you feel comfortable in! Your body is not offensive, more so the clothes you wear! Every child deserves the right to not be judged. Wow… is that NOT easy to understand?
Skirt Shorter Than My Patience for Oppression
“Be yourself… everyone else is taken.”
– Oscar Wilde
The beautiful 1899 black-and-white photograph can be found here. If you are a fan, you probably know that Wilde was quite close to Robert Ross. Interestingly enough the link given displays many letters between the two (not to mention the photograph!).