Skip to comments.NJ parents outraged school principal banned strapless dresses for middle school dance
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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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
Girls distract boys, period.
Yeah but it was only for the boys, girls can wear them however low they want.
Then ban girls from the dance. ... Never mind that.
Girls distract 14 year old boys!....Details at 11.
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.
I take it it was the Muslim students that complained?
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!!
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.
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.
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
As long as losers and skanks will buy, they will sell it.
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.
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.
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.
Who could be outraged at such a rule, other than middle school boys?
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.
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.
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.
:::hair standing on end::::
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.
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.
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.
Amen! A little modesty is what this sex crazed culture needs.
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!
Sorry that should have been a jr or senior in high school.
You can’t see the difference? I hope you’re kidding.
Who’s got the unsee button?
Eighth grade. Good for the principal.
No middle school girl of mine is going to any dance until she finishes school and moves out. That’s final.
My eyes! the burn!
It is such parents that protest against modesty that need to be exposed.
I thought that was the idea
A school person worrying about decorum? About inappropriate dress and behavior? Wow.
Meanwhile, the parents are outraged. So what? Wear a better dress.
Thats still rather high, IMHO.
Sounds like a good idea.
Another question: Why the heck do schools hold dances? I think they need to sto doing that.