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NJ parents outraged school principal banned strapless dresses for middle school dance
New York Daily News ^ | April 23 , 2013

Posted on 04/23/2013 12:45:52 PM PDT by SMGFan

Parents plan to protest the Readington Middle School principal's decision to the school board Tuesday night.

Teen girls will not be permitted to wear strapless dresses to Readington Middle School's eighth grade dance because the principal thinks it would distract boys, according to an upset parent.

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Distract? Yes. Yes it will.
1 posted on 04/23/2013 12:45:52 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

But, by design, a strapless dress has to cover up more than a spaghetti strap dress. Don’t ask me how I know this stuff. LOL


2 posted on 04/23/2013 12:47:26 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: SMGFan

Girls distract boys, period.


3 posted on 04/23/2013 12:47:39 PM PDT by elpinta (Jer. 10:23 - It really holds true!)
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To: SMGFan

Yeah but it was only for the boys, girls can wear them however low they want.


4 posted on 04/23/2013 12:48:35 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: elpinta

Then ban girls from the dance. ... Never mind that.


5 posted on 04/23/2013 12:48:50 PM PDT by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: SMGFan

Girls distract 14 year old boys!....Details at 11.


6 posted on 04/23/2013 12:49:02 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: SMGFan

Well I applaud the courage ofthis principal. We certainly need more like this. Why can’t middle school girls (or high school girls) dress modestly? What’s wrong with that?

I never understand how it is wrong for a boy to inappropriately touch a girl, yet girls can visually assault boys.


7 posted on 04/23/2013 12:49:58 PM PDT by Obadiah (High speed, low drag.)
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To: SMGFan

I take it it was the Muslim students that complained?


8 posted on 04/23/2013 12:50:04 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SMGFan

Are these the same parents that buy thong underwear for their little daughters. Instead of being happy that the school is calling for modesty, they complain. Take away the make-up, false nails and sexy underwear/clothes and let them be children for petes sake!!


9 posted on 04/23/2013 12:50:18 PM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: SMGFan
Girls were wearing stapless dresses in the 50s.

I'm not exactly enamored with teenage style sense and haven't been for awhile, but principle Sharon Moffat is going a little overboard here.

10 posted on 04/23/2013 12:55:09 PM PDT by skeeter
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11 posted on 04/23/2013 12:56:18 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Obadiah

I know of some inner-city high schools, where the administration is not exactly conservative, that have had to lay down the law on Prom dress codes in recent years.

Shame on the clothing manufacturers and designers who have pushed the edge of the envelope on slutty for teenage girls beyond what even they could stomach.


12 posted on 04/23/2013 12:56:40 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SMGFan

my DD’s school had the same standards for her 8th grade dance- bravo

this is 8th GRADE

plenty of time to wear tit hugging dresses when they get married


13 posted on 04/23/2013 12:57:30 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

As long as losers and skanks will buy, they will sell it.


14 posted on 04/23/2013 1:01:07 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: skeeter

High school students wore strapless dresses in the 50s, not students of middle school or junior high, as 7-8th was then called. Big difference in levels of maturity between 12/13 and 17/18.


15 posted on 04/23/2013 1:02:04 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: SMGFan

Jr. High is probably a little young for strapless ... so he’s not wrong. I wouldn’t let my daughter wear one at that age. But, its a parental decision, not a school administration decision ... so he probably overstepped. They’re not grossly inappropriate to the extent that school officials ought to get involved.

I thought the purpose of school dances was for girls to distract boys.

SnakeDoc


16 posted on 04/23/2013 1:02:32 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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To: Obadiah
I cannot understand other men, who ridicule modest apparel for women and girls, only to later change their minds when they have wives and daughters of their own.

Reminds me of a woman I knew, who complained that her husband bought her skimpy outfits, then would accuse her of inviting the attention of other men.

17 posted on 04/23/2013 1:03:33 PM PDT by Age of Reason
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To: SMGFan
Outraged?! Outraged?!

Who could be outraged at such a rule, other than middle school boys?

18 posted on 04/23/2013 1:05:32 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: SMGFan

19 posted on 04/23/2013 1:06:38 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

My daughter attends a public middle school in our little Ohio town on the border with W.Virginia. Girls are not allowed to wear strapless anything, and if they do, they have to wear a sweater or something else over it.

If they wear tank tops, the straps have to be two fingers’ width. No torn jeans (for anyone, male or female), and shorts, skirts, and dresses have to be a certain length—if you hold your hands at your sides, they can be no higher than the end of the middle finger.

You are right...the search for clothes for my teenage daughter is often frustrating. Even trying to find a decent dress for her for church is an exercise in futility sometimes.


20 posted on 04/23/2013 1:08:16 PM PDT by Hoosier Catholic Momma (How long till my Arkansas drawl fades into the twang of southeast Ohio?)
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To: Age of Reason
Inconsistent, but understandable. When younger there is much more testosterone roiling around young guys are out "lookin for love" as the saying goes.

When older and have children they're naturally feeling protective of their daughters and no doubt remembering how their own minds worked at that age.

21 posted on 04/23/2013 1:11:12 PM PDT by Wyrd bið ful aræd (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: SMGFan
Hell I remember a school dance in 1971 where the principle threw the band out because their hair was past their collars. Yes it was a all male band.
22 posted on 04/23/2013 1:14:09 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (God Bless America!)
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To: Hoosier Catholic Momma

I suppose I am fortunate that my daughters are now in their 20’s and never seemed to gravitate towards the slutty clothing while in high-school.


23 posted on 04/23/2013 1:25:10 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: dead

:::hair standing on end::::


24 posted on 04/23/2013 1:28:20 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ( (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization))
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To: SMGFan

My son’s Senior Prom was last weekend. His date wore a pretty strapless dress. BUT there was one girl there who was walking and taking very small baby steps because her dress was so short it barely covered her butt and crotch. And all I could think was “your mom let you leave the house looking like that?”
I think parents ought to stop trying to be their kids friend and start being parents! Sad that I side with the school on this.


25 posted on 04/23/2013 1:29:07 PM PDT by chae (I was anti-Obama before it was cool)
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To: Hoosier Catholic Momma
Just a cluster phenomenon but the gals in my Jr. High on the East side of Indianapolis could have easily worn strapless gowns ~ EASILY!

Huge, guys ~ like those women at the Pschor Brau Haus in Munchen ~ well, maybe even moreso!

That was 8th grade.

That's the result of a 43% German origin student body.

26 posted on 04/23/2013 1:29:55 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: dead
LOL! Great photo! I'll counter with this:


27 posted on 04/23/2013 1:32:08 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

My daughter usually just wears jeans and t-shirts to school. Denim capris or shorts when the weather is warmer. She’s not my girly-girl, although she can clean up nicely if forced to ;).

I have an almost 9 year old who is very girly and enjoys dressing up. Fortunately she is modest and still manages to look very cute anyway. She made her First Communion on Sunday, and thankfully all the girls wore nice dresses that were very appropriate, with veils to boot.


28 posted on 04/23/2013 1:33:43 PM PDT by Hoosier Catholic Momma (How long till my Arkansas drawl fades into the twang of southeast Ohio?)
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To: dead
Maybe this would satisfy the teacher?


29 posted on 04/23/2013 1:34:15 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: mardi59

Amen! A little modesty is what this sex crazed culture needs.


30 posted on 04/23/2013 1:41:46 PM PDT by pgkdan (Some taglines never go away....)
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To: skeeter

Not any middle schooler I knew. Back then, we were still wearing full skirts with a number of petticoats under them, flats, etc. We never wore strapless until junior or high school. Parents would have been outraged otherwise. When I was in college, we were not allowed to wear pants! I can still remember feeling it was nuts to dress like church to go to a cotton picking football game. After I got out, I decided never again would I dress that way for a game. I dress decently but not like that! One thing is very vivid in my memory. The day a bunch of high schoolers to wear full skirts with hoops under them. That lasted one day. I remember boys laughing when we sat down with those things flying up in our faces. LOL. Those were the days. Another thing we tried wearing flip flops to school with those things letting everyone on the floor know we were coming. What memories!


31 posted on 04/23/2013 1:54:25 PM PDT by MamaB
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To: MamaB

Sorry that should have been a jr or senior in high school.


32 posted on 04/23/2013 1:57:51 PM PDT by MamaB
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To: Obadiah

You can’t see the difference? I hope you’re kidding.


33 posted on 04/23/2013 2:28:06 PM PDT by coop71 (Being a redhead means never having to say you're sorry...)
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To: dead

Who’s got the unsee button?


34 posted on 04/23/2013 2:50:57 PM PDT by mykroar (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.-Thomas Paine)
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To: mardi59

Eighth grade. Good for the principal.


35 posted on 04/23/2013 2:59:34 PM PDT by FES0844
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To: SMGFan

No middle school girl of mine is going to any dance until she finishes school and moves out. That’s final.


36 posted on 04/23/2013 3:04:46 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: dead

AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!@!@!

My eyes! the burn!


37 posted on 04/23/2013 3:50:14 PM PDT by Psiman (PS I am not a crackpot)
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To: Obadiah

It is such parents that protest against modesty that need to be exposed.


38 posted on 04/23/2013 5:00:43 PM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: SMGFan

I thought that was the idea


39 posted on 04/23/2013 5:18:28 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (RIP Chrissie Amphlett.)
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To: SMGFan

A school person worrying about decorum? About inappropriate dress and behavior? Wow.

Meanwhile, the parents are outraged. So what? Wear a better dress.


40 posted on 04/23/2013 6:44:13 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Hoosier Catholic Momma
"skirts, and dresses have to be a certain length—if you hold your hands at your sides, they can be no higher than the end of the middle finger."

Thats still rather high, IMHO.

41 posted on 04/24/2013 2:04:21 PM PDT by Wyrd bið ful aræd (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: SMGFan; Morgana

Sounds like a good idea.

Another question: Why the heck do schools hold dances? I think they need to sto doing that.


42 posted on 04/24/2013 2:05:44 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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