A student at Laguna Hills High School has convinced the school to adopt her half-baked idea of removing all the mirrors in the girl’s bathrooms and replacing them with cheesy snowflake notes with affirmative statements about how great they are.
The notes featured silly phrases like “You are EXTRA-ORDINARY,” “You are BEAUTIFUL” and “You are enough.”
This ridiculous plan was hatched up by Sabrina Astle, a 17 year old student who claims she came up with the idea while trying to find a way that her organization, the Kindness Club, could “make a difference” on her campus.
“Then we had What if … Week,” she said, which which she claimed would foster harmony. “Each day has a specific message. The message for Thursday, March 23, 2017, was ‘What if we showed more love?’ The signs have helped people remember that everyone is beautiful, everyone is important, everyone is good enough and everyone should be treated equally. I did this because I am passionate about the fact that everyone is important and everyone needs to be cared for,” Sabrina stated.
“I felt that this would be a good time to hang the signs. I put the signs in the bathroom the night before so students would see them throughout the next day,” she said.
It’s not so much the signs we’re taking issue with here, Sabrina, it’s the fact that you’re taking mirrors down
Ok, look, high school and college are places that are supposed to prepare you for the “real world.” Do these kids really think that the world is going to coddle them and make sure they don’t ever see their own reflection?
From NY Daily News:
Two days after [the event], a visitor to the school stumbled upon the explosion of positive energy and posted photos on the feminist Facebook group Pantsuit Nation.
“I walked into the girls bathroom at a local high school over the weekend and was so amazed and over joyed at what I saw. No mirrors just affirmations!” wrote Facebook user Shannen McKinney Lob in a post that quickly went viral.
As of Tuesday, the post had 52,000 likes and more than a thousand comments.
Users called the project “powerful” and “fantastic.”
“(Sabrina) made it her goal for the semester to spread positive messages around campus,” Chelsea Maxwell, the school’s activities director, told ABC News.
Maxwell said reaction has been so positive, there are no immediate plans to take the signs down.
Wonderful, so the coddling will continue. This idea that everyone is beautiful and that everyone is a winner is just nonsense.
Mirror reflections aren’t oppressive, all they do is reflect reality. If you don’t like what you see, then you’re supposed to work on changing it. You don’t take something functional away just because it makes you feel bad.
Who wants to make bets that the kids who come out of this school will be the obese snowflakes that will demand that whatever college they get into to take down anything that has even a slightly reflective surface?
H/T: NY Daily News