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this makes my blood boil

I cannot recall hearing a story on NPR that has every angered me as much as the one I heard this morning.

Supreme Court To Hear School Strip-Search Case

Redding says she was then asked to strip down to her underwear and stood there while the nurse and secretary inspected her clothes and shoes.

"Then, you know, I thought they were going to let me put my clothes back on, but instead they asked me to pull out my bra and shake it, and the crotch on my underwear, too," Redding says.

I cannot find any circumstance where this is acceptable behavior. When you hear more of the details surrounding the allegation is just gets worse.

A 13yr girl should never be subjected to this kind of treatment. To me this is almost akin to being molested by a teacher.

There's a special place in hell for an administrator who thinks this is acceptable behavior.


Apr. 22nd, 2009 02:08 am (UTC)
I guess I can kind of see how there would be a 'reduced expectation of privacy' in those situations (though I still don't like it) but it shouldn't apply to all students. And it cuts a little close to the whole 'well she was wearing skimpy clothing so she was asking for it!' rape defence.
Apr. 22nd, 2009 02:20 am (UTC)
I agree, on all counts, Ana. I think it's easier to make the argument about a reduced expectation of privacy in the case of athletes because they do change in locker rooms. I don't recall members of the chess club doing the same thing, though.

I don't agree with the decision in either of the previous cases, but I'm afraid the court will follow precedent.