She has a couple of dances this year including a formal at the end of the year. The dress was reasonable priced...I asked her if she would like to try it on...she said "no"...and looked upset.
I asked "why?" She said "that they were not allowed to wear dressed that showed their shoulders. At school or any dances."
She then went on to tell me that it was because they didn't want to distract the boys....
"And this is why I like uniforms!"
She glared at me...
"Ok no uniforms...but why would a boy be distracted by a bare shoulder over a smile or collar bone or a butt in jeans"....
"Ok so this is just a rule for the girls...do guys wear tank tops? Or is it just the girls?"
"Just the girls."
This morning 8-23-16
I was retelling the story to Nathan. He said I need to do something about it...that for Catie's sake I can't allow the school and school board to make decisions that divide the genders. Catie is already pretty modest and clearly some girls are not and some rules need to be in place but if they don't apply to both sexes they cannot apply to one. It simply is not fair.
So I guess I am going to a school board meeting.