gonzogolf wrote in post #14073027
Its not about a stereotype
, its about age appropriateness and the end use of the images. Generally high school seniors are 3 or 4 years away from the legal drinking age. So posing them in a bar would imply tacit approval of something they ideally shouldn't be doing.
I think it may be very much stereotype.
I'd wager a bet that others are betterthan 50% likely to say that a firearm photo is not age-appropriate or fit for a high school senior photo. Dispute that premise? But thousands of youth around the USA use firearms, even from grade school age.
Personally, I think the stereotype for high school seniors is what adults deem to be "politically correct" in some regards.
For example, I'd expect no person to squawk about a high school senior in a photo holding a football or wearing a jersey and helmet. But if that same student was involved with marksmanship during after school time, would a photo with a scoped 7mm mag be viewed equally.
This also introduces whether high school senior photos are to represent the senior's age and their day to day living, or, the senior more closely pertaining to high school itself, and school sanctioned activities.