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#TeacherBae: Is She Too Sexy for the Classroom?

Atlanta teacher, Patrice Brown, received major media attention last week after having all of her so-called racy Instagram photos exposed. The photos that caused an uproar amongst parents and others were of Patrice in her classroom wearing form fitting outfits. Apparently, people were outraged saying that she dressed too sexy for the classroom.

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Sorry, you won’t be able to feast your eyes upon her curvaceous glory because her Instagram page is now private. She did this after her school district came down on her about her social media presence. Patrice still has her job. She just has to dress more “appropriately” for the classroom and be cautious about what pics she posts on the HaterNet I mean Internet.

So, I looked at a few of her pics floating online and I must say, she is GORGEOUS! And those curves…it’s a black girl thing. That looks au naturale. If it ain’t, drop her surgeon’s info in the comments below lol. Back to the question at hand. Does she dress too sexy for the classroom? I can’t give a flat out yes or no but what I can say is that she could tone it down a bit. A simple duster vest, kimono, jacket, shawl, etc. worn over the outfits could tone down the overall look and make it more workplace appropriate.

I’m curious to know who snitched on her? Was it the parents of her students or complete strangers? Nevertheless, she put herself out there the minute she clicked that blue check to upload her pics. Quite frankly if she wouldn’t have posted photos of herself posing in the classroom this probably wouldn’t be a story! Sometimes we snitch on our damn selves by plastering all our ish on social media.

Here’s my advice to #TeacherBae and other curvy working women.

  1. If it can be worn to the club, don’t wear it to work! If you must wear it to work, throw on a blazer or long shawl.
  2. Stop taking pictures at work especially if you should be working instead of snapping a pic. Employers can use your social media activity against you if they choose to.
  3. When getting dressed, be mindful of where you work and whom you work around. You don’t want to cause a distraction or garner too much attention.

What do you think? Are her curves too much for the classroom? If she taught 12th grade instead of 4th grade students, would your answer change? Things that make you go hmm…

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Teni S.

12 Comments

Tareau Barron

Great post, I do agree with the club/career thing. I’m all for a woman flossing their “goods” But there is a time and place for certain things. Like if I’m at a PTA meeting I shouldn’t see thongs and gstrings. I don’t think there was anything wrong with what teacher Bae did, but she knows she has a great body so it seems kinds childish to try to act innocent. She is fine and intelligent but she this is a prime example of clickbait

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It's A Black Girl Thing

Exactly! Clearly she knows she looks damn good if she’s snapping pics in the classroom. There’s nothing wrong with being curvy or wearing clothes that fit your body type. But, like you said, there’s a time and a place for everything.

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Tareau Barron

You ain’t never lie

piecesofme2016

I’m a teacher and what she’s wearing is inappropriate, how do you wear high heels among small children? I’d be too afraid of stepping on their fingers or toes. Plus who has time to be taking selfies in the classroom? I like to make an effort when I go to work, but heels and jeans are not school teacher attire unless its a training day or you’ve changed to go to a rave after work.

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Tareau Barron

I agree with u

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It's A Black Girl Thing

LMAO! A rave after work!
It’s great to hear a teacher’s perspective. I have three kids with the oldest being 13 and I’ve never seen any teacher dress like that.

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Tareau Barron

Hahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaauha

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Notes From Wanda

She’s beautiful, but I think that #1 she should have been more careful about the pics that she chose to post online. Once you chose to display yourself on social media, you can’t take it back. #2 My sister is a 5th grade teacher and she’s attractive, but she never chose to dress like this. What kind of example is this young lady setting for our young girls?

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beyond color

I agree with you, a jacket or something is better worn with it.

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abitofsassandclass

I could not agree more with this post! She is hands down gorgeous! However, you’re right. Teachers have to be mindful of the fact that young minds are watching us. Sometimes we need have to choose our battles and if dressing a tad bit more modestly will get you out of the cross fire where employers are concerned, then do it.

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