A Poster Problem in Fountain Valley High School

Last week was about a event in Europe was it not? Let’s talk about a bit of a local event. To be specific, my home city, Fountain Valley. Currently, there is a stir that has been caused in Fountain Valley High School. Here’s a bit of background information on this story. In the Huntington Beach Union High School District, there is a rivalry between two sister schools. The two schools are Edison High School and Fountain Valley High School. This rivalry has lasted for many years now. Currently, this rivalry is shown the most in the football game that occur every year. In this football game, whichever school wins the game will gain the trophy for a year. The trophy is a bell. In the week before the game, each school celebrates an event called Bell Week. The students of each school show their pride by participating in the fun events that occur throughout the week. Each school is decorated with posters made by the students. This is where this problem starts. The posters made by the students show the pride of being a student of the school, but there are small insults made against the other school in the posters. These posters poke fun at the rival school, but some of those posters are just flat out insults. One girl was not happy with this and took matters into her own hands. A girl by the name of Isabelle Abbott decided to rip down a poster that said, “Edison girls don’t shave.” This was recorded and later uploaded on Twitter by a friend. She is not ripping the poster down because it is making fun of Edison girls. She is ripping down the poster because she believes that it is shaming girls’ bodies. She believes that girls should not be ashamed for having hairy legs. This fiasco has caused people to take sides on whether or not her action is justified. I don’t want to get thrown into this fire, but if I were to give an opinion on this matter, I would say that she had a reason that could be supported, but the way she acted on this matter was inappropriate. Isabelle stated that she did talk to an Associated Student Body member about this, but it is later found out that she had two of her friends talk to a member about this. She then proceeds to tear it down the following day. She could have gone about this a little less violently. In my honest opinion, this could have gone a bit better than what actually happened. Baron News, the online newspaper for Fountain Valley High School, does good job talking about the event and also provides a small article written by Isabelle herself on how she feels about this. I recommend seeing both these articles. Well this is the end to this little post. I hope you enjoyed reading this.


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