Lulu Menziwa shared some photos of herself teaching on Twitter and they have sparked a wave of criticism after several people complained she wasn’t complying with the dress code. Other people came to her defense, claiming she was within her right to teach and that banning her from the classroom for being attractive would amount to discrimination.
It’s widely known that in educational institutions, such as schools, there are always dress codes that have to be respected. But what happens when a teacher is drawn into a conflict not so much because of what they’re wearing, but because of the shape of their body? Well, one teacher has seen the comments section of her social media pages become the home of a fierce debate after some users criticized her “provocative” style of teaching.
Lulu Menziwa is a school teacher who, besides teaching her students, dedicates herself to uploading content to her social media pages, posting photos and videos that some people have argued verge on indecent. A few weeks ago, the woman took some photos of herself in class, which seem to have angered a lot of people.
In the photo she can be seen from the front and from behind, observing her students.
My days at work😍😭 pic.twitter.com/vEQ3Is7nhv
— Lulu Menziwa (@lulu_menziwa) January 4, 2021
The image’s caption only reads “My days at work”, but it wasn’t what she wrote that sparked debate, rather the fact that she was showing her body.
That’s when several people left comments complaining that she wasn’t respecting the dress code, considering her students are minors. Others defended her, pointing out that the teacher is wearing jeans, a t-shirt and hat which is nothing out of the ordinary and alleging that people are not angry with the woman’s clothes, but rather with the way she looks.
Some people joked that it would be difficult for students to concentrate when their teacher looks like this, but others responded by saying that the teacher is completely within her right to give classes and banning her from doing her job would amount to discrimination.
Users attacked Menziwa, saying that she shouldn’t be allowed to share such provocative photos on social media, as her students might see them and it could affect their academic performance.
Despite this, many people defended her right to have social media and that her job as teacher doesn’t restrict the amount of bikini photos she can post. So far there have been no complaints from the school’s board, nor from the students’ parents, and Menziwa continues to post content on social media, paying no attention to her critics.