Horrifying Misogynist News Of The Day

Horrifying misogynist news of the day: a Louisiana school is forcing pregnancy tests on their female students. In the case of a positive result, the student is expelled.

Here's the policy, in the school's own words:

"If an administrator or teachers suspects a student is pregnant, a parent conference will be held. The school reserves the right to require any female student to take a pregnancy test to confirm whether or not the suspected student is in fact pregnant. The school further reserves the right to refer the suspected student to a physician of its choice. If the test indicates that the student is pregnant, the student will not be permitted to attend classes on the campus of Dehli Charter School..."

The rationale for this monitoring and punishment of pregnancy is to "maintain an environment in which all students will learn and exhibit acceptable character traits." 

Read more about it from Slate here.


Posted by Matthew Ivanowich.


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