School Advocates Breast Reduction For Bullied 13-Year-Old Girl

Tammie Jackson phoned a Missouri school district to say that her daughter Gabrielle, 13, was routinely harassed because of her large breasts. But the alleged response from an employee horrified the already worried mother.

“The lady on the phone said they could transfer my daughter and said her boobs were so large she will always get teased. And the only suggestion she had for me is to have my daughter get a breast reduction.”

You can’t see it, but this is me making my angry face. To begin with, as Jessica Wakeman points out, a 13-year-old girl cannot have breast reduction surgery because her breasts are probably still developing. More importantly, this is slut-shaming—telling a sexually-appealing woman the unwanted attention she is getting is her own fault for being sexually appealing.

Slut-shaming a 13-year-old. I wish I could say I was surprised.