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High School Bans Expensive Coats To ‘Poverty-Proof’ The School

Ashe Schow

Nov, 17 2018

Students are allowed to bundle up during the winter, but only if they do so cheaply, says a high school in northwestern England.

The school sent a letter to parents in early November warning them that expensive coats would no longer be allowed. The headteacher of Woodchurch High School in Birkenhead said the ban would take effect after Christmas and the school was “mindful that some young people put pressure on their parents to purchase expensive items of clothing,” according to CNN.

The coats being banned are from Canada Goose and Moncler, brands that sell jackets that can cost well over $1,000.

“These coats cause a lot of inequality between our pupils,” headteacher Rebekah Phillips told CNN. “They stigmatize students and parents who are less well-off and struggle financially.”

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Other schools in England are also trying to help low-income students by “banning expensive pencil cases and discouraging primary school teachers from asking students what they did on the weekend, so children whose families couldn't afford to do anything wouldn't feel embarrassed,” CNN reported.

Supporters of the poverty-proofing initiatives claim low-income students are showing better attendance and that there is less bullying related to inequality.

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Will the social justice police finish eating each other

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“The Vagina Monologues,” once a cutting-edge cry of feminist liberation, is headed to the campus forbidden zone . . . because it excludes women who don’t have vaginas.

Seriously: The Women’s Resource Center at Eastern Michigan University just stopped productions of Eve Ensler’s 1994 play for its lack of trans-sensitivity, as well as its supposed overall lack of diversity and inclusion.

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'Baby It's Cold Outside' Banned by Cleveland Radio Station Citing Listener Complaints

“I really can’t stay,” intones one half of the ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ duet — and it seems one Cleveland radio station agrees with the sentiment.

WDOK Christmas 102.1 in Cleveland, Ohio pulled the song from its 24-hour Christmas rotation this week, citing listener complaints, according to local Fox 8 news.

The song, first penned by Frank Loesser (Guys and Dolls) in 1944 as a duet for him to sing with his wife at parties. Loesser later sold the song to MGM for use in 1949’s Neptune’s Daughter, in which the song plays seriously between Esther Williams and Ricardo Montalban, and gender-swapped for humor between Betty Garrett and Red Skelton. In the years since, the duet has become an enduring holiday classic, sung by everyone from Dolly Partonand Rod Stewart to Michael Bublé and Idina Menzel to Chris Colfer and Darren Criss on an episode of Glee.  :snip: https://people.com/music/baby-its-cold-outside-banned-cleveland-radio-station-listener-complaints/

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 Best Answer:  "The song, originally performed by Betty Garrett and Red Skelton in the film Neptune's Daughter, won the Academy Award for Best Song in 1949. ... 
The following versions were recorded in 1949: 

* By Dinah Shore and Buddy Clark on March 17, released by Columbia Records as catalog number 38463. 
* By Margaret Whiting and Johnny Mercer on March 18, released by Capitol Records as catalog number 567. 
* By Esther Williams and Ricardo Montalban on April 7, released by MGM Records as catalog number 30197. 
* By Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Jordan on April 28, released by Decca Records as catalog number 24644. 
* By Pearl Bailey and Hot Lips Page on June 23, released by Harmony Records as catalog number 1049. 
* By Don Cornell and Laura Leslie on April 12, released by RCA Victor Records as catalog number 20-3448. 
* By Louis Armstrong and Velma Middleton. 

The song has been recorded by numerous other artists over the years, including Jo Stafford (1956); Dean Martin (1959); Tom Jones, Ray Charles and Betty Carter (1961); James Taylor and Natalie Cole (2004); and Rod Stewart and Dolly Parton (2004). It was also featured in the 1991 movie For the Boys sung by Bette Midler and James Caan. Due to the wintertime lyrics, the song is often played during the Christmas season; in 2003, it was featured in the holiday-themed film Elf sung by Zooey Deschanel and Leon Redbone."

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