We'd understand if there was inappropriate language or an offensive picture on her shirt, but seriously, the school found the word 'feminist' necessary to censor?
The principal at Clermont Northeastern Middle School in Ohio blacked out the word after the photographer brought it to her attention, noting, "Some people might find it offensive."
Last week, the student, 13-year-old Sophie, took to Instagram to plan a protest: "EVERYONE PARTICIPATING WILL BE WEARING A SHIRT WITH A PHRASE LIKE 'I DESERVE FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION' OR 'FEMINISM ISN'T OFFENSIVE' OR ANYTHING THAT YOU BELIEVE FITS! PLEASE MAKE A SHIRT AND JOIN US AND HELP TAKE CARE OF THIS ISSUE."
The principal later apologized to both Sophie and her mother, asking the student, "What do you want from this?" Her response is beyond amazing:
"I want everyone to realize that we need feminism...I want you to have someone come into the school and educate everyone about feminism. I want us to go to the news station together and show the people that we are working together to make this school and our community a better place for everyone. I don't think that's too much to ask."
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