To maintain order in society, criminals have to be punished. I’m sorry! I didn’t choose how to maintain order in society! I mean, we’d all like to live in a world in which there were no criminals because everyone got to commit all the crimes they wanted on one day out of the year, but THAT DREAM HAS NOT YET BEEN REALIZED. Maybe when that law is put into place, this eighth grader can carry a purse to school. Hell, maybe on that day everyone can carry a purse to school, if that’s the crime they want to comm– Oh, wait, what? Everyone else can carry a purse to school? What?! WHY ARE THESE CRIMINALS NOT BEING PUNISHED! IN OUR SCHOOLS? PURSES?! We should at least, I suppose, be happy that this one child — this one child who seems sweet and polite and has nice friends and a nice mom and is clearly not doing anything wrong and, like, if you just want to trample on someone because you don’t like who they are and the way that they are expressing who they are makes you uncomfortable, I have to point out that the way that they are expressing who they are in this case is not even that loud, like, it literally just looks kind of like an ugly messenger bag, fucking relax — is being punished for his crimes. If purses are clearly outlawed in both the state’s law book and his school’s handbook, then the school ultimately has the right to– Wait, they aren’t outlawed?! PURSES? IN OUR SCHOOLS? WHO’S IN CHARGE OF THE RULEBOOKS OVER THERE!

But seriously, though, fuck these assholes. Burn them to the ground. (Via Gawker.)

Comments (22)
  1. What are assistant vice principals for if not to be completely unreasonable at all times?

  2. What an elaborate viral marketing campaign for Vera Bradley.

  3. “Geez, it’s The Purse, not The Purge”

  4. God hates assistant principals.

  5. Well to whoever had a problem with this I say:

    I mean, I couldn’t even support an arrest by the Fashion Police because if 8th graders could be punished for wearing ugly clothes and accessories there would be tumbleweeds blowing down the barren hallways.

  6. I haven’t been this mad about a purse-related news story since that “no tampons in the Texas state capitol” debacle. Don’t these people have bigger things to worry about than some kid carrying a purse????

    Also, hoodie sweatshirt, branded t-shirt, slightly flared jeans, cross-body purse? Styles have not changed since I was an 8th grader and I’m glad of it.

    • He’s wearing excessively skinny jeans though. Circulation, young man. Circulation!

      • Ooh, I thought maybe they flared a little at the bottom. And I have seen tighter pants. You know what I’m talking ’bout.

        • My dad is a retired Jr. High teacher, and when I would visit his class, it was always adorable to see the styles of these kids. This one kid cut his jeans apart and sewed them into skinny jeans. He was so pre-punk and I’m sure if he knew any adults thought it was “cute” he would have been really embarrassed.

  7. I’m not watching this video because my throat hurts and I don’t wanna ruin my voicebox, but a purse is just a small bag. Unless there’s something bigoted written on the outside or if it contained weapons, then there’s no need to not let the boy bring it to school.

  8. I’m pretty sure that’s the bag I just ordered for my stepmom for her birthday. So…that kid and my stepmom have the same taste, I guess. Good for him.

  9. I’m surprised this happened in Kansas; I would have guessed somewhere a little farther south. I remember a student at my school being sent home for a t-shirt with the Star Of David on it, because it was “distracting.” The south, you guys!

  10. The news team is really stalking the assistant principal. If she didn’t return the message you left for her at her office, she probably isn’t going to make time for you at her house.

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