Clermont Northeastern Middle School in Batavia, Ohio decided to doctor a class photo after a few eight grade female student wore black t-shirts with the word “FEMINIST” across the shirt. The shirt didn’t violate any class rules and the students had even wore the shirt to school before photo day.
Via FOX19 Cincinnati:
According to the site Women You Should Know, who identifies the student as “Sophie,” the student asked Principal Kendra Young why the word “FEMINIST” was removed from her shirt in the class photo that was distributed to students, and was told that “the photographer called me and brought it to my attention and I made the decision to black it out because some people might find it offensive.”
Principal Young apologized to the student for blurring her shirt and offered her an unedited version of the photo, though the censor one continues to hang at the Clermont Northeastern Middle School. The school also will have an open conversation with other students so they have a full understanding on what occurred.