Teachers share revealing pics of themselves to protest colleague forced out of her job over her outfits
When people leave their office at 5pm each day, they check out of their job title and take on whatever identity they prefer. However, it's become clear that society holds certain professionals to higher - often impossible to meet - standards: namely, teachers. This was shown recently when Russian educator Tatiana Kuvshinnikova was accused of dressing "like a prostitute" and fired for posting pictures of herself wearing short dresses and bikinis online.
As reported by Siberian news site Sibreal, school director Olga Ga sent the 38-year-old a letter, reading: "This is how prostitutes dress – high heels, dress above the knees, and everything on show. Who are you trying to lure? You do not have the right to use the title ‘teacher’. You are a stain on the reputation of the school. It is not surprising that boy pupils are in love with you, and there is only one step left to paedophilia."
However, after hearing about the shocking situation, other teachers from around Russia took to the internet to protest, with dozens posting revealing pictures of themselves to prove that teacher are humans too and have the right to wear and do whatever they want.
Tatiana Kuvshinnikova was dismissed by her school after a group of parents complained about her wearing a bikini while dancing and sporting a short pink party dress in photos online
But other teachers weren't having any of it and took to social media to fight back
Using the hashtag '#учителятожелюди' - meaning 'teachers are humans too' - they proudly uploaded revealing photos of themselves
"I myself am a teacher and the whole absurdity of this situation is simply amazing," wrote one teacher.
"What double standards? Why do we divide people into 2 groups: normal and teachers?" another commented.
Another told parents: "Leave the teachers alone and take care of raising your own children."
We think it's fair to say, they made their point - well done to the teachers who took part!
After protests from parents and teachers around Russia, Tatiana was reportedly rehired by her school but quit shortly afterwards.