Now that the school year is finally drawing to a close in most parts of America I hope we get to take a break from all of these totally ridiculous and arbitrary instances of schools slut-shaming girls for wearing ensembles that most of us would find completely reasonable. This one involves a senior at Central Davidson High School in North Carolina named Violet Burkhart who was sent home with two hours remaining in the school day on the last day of her high school career after teachers pulled her aside to tell her that her dress was half an inch too short. A dress she had worn five times previously to school. Mom wasn’t too pleased about this. From MyFox8:
“I literally looked back at the clock and I’m thinking, it’s 1:00 in the afternoon on her last day of her senior year. My daughter — it’s supposed to be one of her best days and she’s there crying,” said Amy Redwine, Violet’s mother.
Redwine isn’t arguing with the school’s dress code, but said she thinks the situation could have been handled differently. Especially since she says her daughter had worn the dress to school several times before.
“If I thought this dress was inappropriate, I would have never allowed her to wear the dress,” said Redwine.
So Redwine decided to subtly protest the way the school handled this situation, by wearing her daughter’s dress to her graduation.
You go, Mom. Looking at the dress I’m not sure how it is in any way inappropriate, because it isn’t as short as shorts that you see a dude wearing in summer. And considering this was the last day of school with only a few hours left in the day I don’t see how Violet’s dress was disruptive or non-conducive to learning or whatever. The dress code at Central Davidson High School is admittedly vague. According to the school, it doesn’t allow ‘Shorts, skirts, skorts and dresses shorter than mid-thigh,’ noting that ‘Mid-thigh is a difficult measure.’ I love how mom supported her daughter in this way and I think they both look lovely in the dress. And I’d like to note we have spent a whole year without one story of a boy being sent home for wearing something too tight or too short.
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