Tuesday, June 2, 2015

PA High School Sends Home Body-Shaming Dress Code Letter

Biglerville High School in Adams County, PA sent home a letter just prior to graduation with the following dress code "requirements" for ladies:
Choose modest attire.  No bellies showing, keep "the girls" covered and supported, and make sure that nothing is so small that all your bits and pieces are hanging out.  Please remember that as you select an outfit for the awards assembly that we don't want to be looking at "sausage rolls" as Mrs. Elliott calls them.  As you get dressed remember that you can't put 10 pounds of mud in a five-pound sack
Really?  "The girls"?  Couldn't even use the proper term, and say "breasts"?  Is that scandalous?  
And where was the "Boys should wear pants that fit properly, and don't look painted on.  We don't need to know if your parents had you circumsized as a baby, or if you give Ron Jeremy a run for his money"?  The most they said was to wear proper fitting pants, and pull them up because your underwear choice is personal.  
And are "sausage rolls" ok for the guys?  I certainly didn't see them saying that they didn't want to see them on the boys.  
After parents bitched about it, the school district apologized, claiming that the letter was written "years ago" by someone that has since retired.  
always protecting the libidinous boys from themselves to put that responsibility on the young girls to confine themselves to dressing so as not to get the potential assaulter's and rapist from taking advantage which sends the message that it's not their fault and women are responsible if attacked.  we all remember  those cases where the defense was always predicated on "what were you wearing".

that is a right wing ideology that blames women for men while giving men essentially a green light to assault.  remember the republican attempt to qualify rape as legitimate or not and the despicable crack that a women's body has a way of shutting rape down????  and the coup de grace visitation rights for rapist if their crime impregnates their victim.