#Twerkteamactivists #Freethetwerkteam

Apparently a group of suburban white girls filmed a twerk video at school (using school cameras), posted the video on YouTube, and now the school has banned them from attending senior prom and marching in their commencement ceremonies. For those who have been living under a rock, and don’t know what twerking is, it’s the type of fast gyrating and dancing that occurs in the strip club. This style of “dance” originated in the black community (like most trendy things), and has been around since at least the early 90s. In recent years, teenage girls posting twerk videos on the internet has been commonplace. The prevalence of these videos really presents a lot of questions for me about female sexuality, and how this fascination with twerking both empowers and objectifies these young women…but that’s a different blog post entirely…

Now I want to state for the record that I find teenagers posting twerk videos on the internet to be a really…teenage decision…go read a book. That being said, I think banning them from prom AND graduation is harsh.

See for yourself.

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