Quantcast

Altered states: Utah school’s yearbook photos get ‘modesty makeover’

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Friday, May 30, 2014 7:00 pm | Updated: 9:54 pm, Fri May 30, 2014.

HEBER CITY, Utah — A group of Utah high school students said they were surprised and upset to discover their school yearbook photos were digitally altered, with sleeves and higher necklines drawn on to cover bare skin.

Several students at Wasatch High School in Heber City said their outfits were in line with the public school’s dress code, and they’ve worn them on campus many times.

Subscription Required

An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need an online service to view this article in its entirety.

Have an online subscription?

Login Now

Need an online subscription?

Subscribe

Login

You must login to view the full content on this page.

© 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Thank you for reading 5 free articles on our site. You can come back at the end of your 30-day period for another 5 free articles, or you can get complete access to the online edition for $2.49 a week. If you need help, please contact our office at 505-986-3010 You need an online service to view this article in its entirety.

Have an online subscription?

Login Now

Need an online subscription?

Subscribe

Login

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 No Alias Commenters must use their real names.
  • 2 Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
  • 3 Don't Threaten or Abuse. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. and please turn off caps lock.
  • 4 Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.

Welcome to the discussion.

1 comment:

  • Jennifer Bizzarro posted at 6:48 pm on Sat, May 31, 2014.

    Jennifer_Bizzarro Posts: 481

    So. Our fellow taxpayers in Utah are allowing their state government to Photoshop “modesty” onto the class pictures of the females in its public schools. These randomly selected, female-only subjects, regardless of what they say about their own rights, are still wards of their parents and their parents must have approved of the uncovered arms (GASP!), V-neck blouses, bared shoulders and tattoos—which, by the way, require a parental signature to obtain if under the age of 18. Where was Boko Haram when the photos were taken originally? I guess they were busy in Nigeria, kidnapping young ladies in burkas who were foolish enough to think they could acquire an education at all.

    As we have learned from the Supremes of late, citizens of the United States can no longer single out a group simply because they are “different from us” and deny them the same privileges we enjoy. These young women attend a public school; to subject females to random “modesty” standards smacks of a type of suppression we should no longer allow or support.

    Our fellow taxpayers in Utah may be members of a certain religion or not as this article clearly points out. Respectfully, I say a private school might well have a dress code for its students and base those requirements on religious beliefs. However, a public school must observe the Constitution of the United States, which requires a separation of church and state.

    Young ladies kidnapped by Boko Haram who would not "convert?" Given or sold into marriages.

     
Advertisement