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An invite for a sixth-grade class' pool party last Monday had one Indiana mom very upset.
Jennifer Smith's son brought home the invitation, which was for well-behaving students, but the stipulation required for female students is what kept her from letting her son attend.
"All girls must wear a non-white T-shirt over their swimsuit," the invite said. (Similarly, a "no Speedos" rule was issued for boys, according to Babble.)
A feminist, Smith told the Huffington Post she was "kind of enraged by that" statement. She felt the message was a method of body shaming and not the appropriate message to send to young girls about their bodies.
The instructions on the slip were "contrary" to what she's teaching her son, she said to HuffPost.
Rhoades Elementary School officials in Indianapolis said inappropriate swimsuits had been worn to previous parties, and the T-shirt rule was a way to circumvent that, according to Babble.
One district official told HuffPost the T-shirt rule was also a way to help families avoid having to buy another swimsuit.
After a heated email exchange, the district eventually said on the Thursday before the party that T-shirts for all students are optional.Sun, 24 May 2015 03:01:02 -0400
It looks like Oculus VR might have more in common with its parent company Facebook than we thought.
Oculus's founder Palmer Luckey is facing a lawsuit from Total Recall Technologies that accuses him of using technology he developed for Total Recall to build his own device, the Oculus Rift.
In other words, did Luckey pull a Zuckerberg? Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg famously settled a lawsuit claiming he stole the idea for his social media empire from some of his Harvard classmates.
It would be an ironic turn of events after Facebook bought the virtual-reality headset developer last year for $2 billion.
Oculus has actually faced similar allegations before. Last year, ZeniMax sued the company claiming that Oculus's chief technology officer John Carmack, a former ZeniMax employee, used his work from ZeniMax for Oculus.
Oculus called that lawsuit "a transparent attempt to take advantage of the Oculus VR sale to Facebook" and said that the claims don't hold water.
The most recent lawsuit filed by Total Recall claims that Luckey was still under a non-disclosure agreement with the company when he launched the Kickstarter that brought in Oculus's initial funding. (Video via Oculus)
Total Recall is seeking compensatory and punitive damages but hasn't specified an amount. Facebook is not named in the suit.
This video includes images from Getty Images and music by Brenticus / CC by 3.0.Sun, 24 May 2015 00:00:41 -0400
One person died in a wreck that happened at about 5 p.m. Saturday on S.C. Highway 151 near Mount Calvary Church Road in Chesterfield County, officials with the South Carolina Highway Patrol said.
A 2002 Acura SUV carrying three adults and three children was traveling south in Pageland when the driver lost control, and the SUV ran off the road and overturned, officials said.
One person died and the others were airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center-Main, troopers said.
No further information has been released.
Return to www.wsoctv.com for updates.
To see more local news stories, click here.Sat, 23 May 2015 21:06:24 -0400 News Source: MedleyStory More Local News Stories