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Student made to cover shoulders at dance.

Hilander

Free Spirit
Staff member
V.I.P.
A Utah teenager said she was told to wear a coat or shawl over her dress at a school dance because her shoulders were exposed.

Utah teen says school ‘sexualized’ her shoulders by making her cover up at dance
She was showing no cleavage or even her knees but her shoulders were exposed. What a crime. I think this school was nuts for making her cover up her shoulders. Will this school start making girls cover their faces? Wouldn't want those boys getting ideas.

Thoughts?
 

idisrsly

I'm serious
V.I.P.
This is ridiculous. But it does sound like she is already in a strict school, if they had the guidelines of however many inches on the shoulder to be covered (which hers absolutely did). Then the school should have made the guidelines to not show shoulders at all. So I would be upset as well - but then, I wouldn't really put my child into a school like that.

I just suspect it's something common in that community, so I doubt it's that surprising to the parents really.
 

Hilander

Free Spirit
Staff member
V.I.P.
I think the school was just picking on her for some reason. Maybe someone had it in for her since she was following the rules.

No I wouldn't put my kid in a school like that either.
 

idisrsly

I'm serious
V.I.P.
The article mentioned that a number of other girls were ALSO asked to cover their shoulders for the same reason though. I doubt it's a personal thing. I really think it's a societal thing in their specific region.
 

Hilander

Free Spirit
Staff member
V.I.P.
Yes 3 other girls were asked to cover their shoulders but I wonder if their straps were too narrow since nothing was said one way or the other. Also this is what school officials are claiming not students so I wonder if it even happened and they are just trying to cover their butts.
 

The_Chameleon

Grandmaster
I might expect something like this at a Catholic school, but a regular public school? I think that, in general, it is better to err on the side of modesty/conservatism, but at a social function, unless there is a flagrant violation of established dress code (which this by no means was) the faculty should just let the kids have fun and enjoy the event, like they came to do. That this girl should be made to wear winter clothing on account of what would seem a double-standard applied for personal reasons, during a social event of this nature, is despicable. I would be curious to know why only certain girls were singled out in this way and not others who were dressed at least as revealingly. It's an abuse of authority. I've seen it before during my own school years, though not as it applied to dress code.


- Cham
 

Clare

Registered Member
Bizarre story... if anything I think that dress is quite conservative. You wonder why they even went to the effort of calling her out on it, it was hardly a blatant offence. :rolleyes:
 

NewGamePlus

Registered Member
Utah. Mormon-ville.

This is why porn is important. That way you don't get soooooooooOOOOOOOO threatened by a woman's shoulders.

I was expecting a tube top or something, maybe florescent colored or something, but no... wow. That's like a bridemaid's outfit.

They're probably just worried about all those repressed Mormons popping boners all at the same time and producing something like "The G Sound" in that one South Park episode (it's been awhile, so I could be off on that reference).
 
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