we all have a habit of “posting while angry“.
posting while depressed,
etc etc etc.
sites like twitter want us to be as honest as possible with our thoughts.
we have seen how some folks have gotten caught up with their past tweets.
and now “fleets” on twitter help us be unapologetic for 24 hours with disappearing posts.
we have seen how folks will screenshot and repost our shit.
we have seen from different examples of folks who put all their fingers in their mouths.
folks have lost their jobs,
and blessings by going a little too hard on the social medias.
brandi levy was a high school student when she went off about her high school cheerleading squad.
she has taken getting caught up to the supreme court…
A Pennsylvania teenager whose profanity-laced outburst on social media got her banished from her high school’s cheerleading squad is in the spotlight at the U.S. Supreme Court this week, arguing “I shouldn’t have to be afraid to express myself.”
Brandi Levy, who made her Snapchat post away from school and on a weekend, is at the center of a major case testing the limits of the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment guarantee of freedom of speech. The nine justices on Wednesday are set to hear arguments in the Mahanoy Area School District’s appeal of a lower court ruling in favor of Levy that found that the First Amendment bars public school officials from regulating off-campus speech.
Levy’s indelicate May 2017 Snapchat post came two days after Mahanoy Area High School, in Pennsylvania’s coal region, held its cheerleading tryouts. The ninth-grader, who had been a junior varsity cheerleader, was still infuriated about being left off the varsity squad.
At a convenience store in Mahanoy City on a Saturday, she posted a picture of her and a friend holding up their middle fingers, adding a caption using the same curse word four times to voice her displeasure with cheerleading, softball, school and “everything.”
She was 14 years old at the time. She is now an 18-year-old college student studying accounting.
“I feel like students should be protected and be able to express themselves without getting any form of punishment for it from the school,” Levy said in an interview. “It’ll set an example for everyone that it’s okay for people to express their feelings out of school.“
this is really interesting to me.
i feel it will take us down a winding rabbit hole tbh
so it’ll be okay for a high school students to go off about their schools on off hours,
but an adult says “FUCK THIS JOB” after work and it’s the end of the world.
hr will have you in the office trying to re-evaluate your position within the company.
this made me wonder…
Why is it not okay for adults,
but freedom of speech laws will be okay for students?
is it because they aren’t getting paid to attend school?
is it damaging to the company rather than the high school?
why is it okay for high school students to be protected by this law,
but adults have to “be careful” with expressing themselves?
i feel like people pick and choose how they want to accept freedom of speech in this sensitive world.
if you post your dissatisfaction about your job during off-hours,
about someone who hurt your feelings,
or a life that you don’t understand…
Is doing it so no one can hear or see it any better?
does that make people more comfortable?
just because your job doesn’t think it’s a shit hole,
that doesn’t mean people aren’t talking about it.
that was the issue with my last job.
they didn’t want to know people were talking about how terrible it was rather than making it better.
i tried to make it better and i was banished.
hr’s job isn’t there to protect you; it’s there to protect the company.
you can’t even complain about the work environment because they’ll see you as a threat.
they’ll have this attitude of “we’ll find someone else” but…
The job is still trash!!!!
so it’s bringing a new person into a trash work environment to rinse and repeat.
i’m curious to read any comments about this.
article cc: reuters