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Why are young girls so “Skanky?”

December 16, 2011

I was leaving the grocery store yesterday, and was sort of shocked to see what looked like a cheap hooker in the cross walk in front of my car.  She had on glittery platform shoes, a short skirt with bare legs in 50 degree weather, and a tight little pleather jacket and this crazy little headband with peacock feathers on it.

Then I realized it was three o’clock and the high school had just let out.

Platform shoes? In high school?

I’ve realized two things in the five years that we’ve lived in this city.

One: our high school needs a dress code.

Two: I’m old. Oh yes, I freely admit it. When I was in high school we wore flip flops or sneakers. Once in a while, maybe a pair of flats that pinched my toes. I was no slave to fashion back in those days. We had a VERY. STRICT. DRESS CODE. We also had an over zealous assistant principal  that walked around with a ruler to measure whether or not your skirts or shorts were indeed no more than three inches from the tops of your knees.

A few months ago the hubs and I had the privilege of waiting in front of that same cross walk as the students broke for lunch. A girl wandered out in knee high boots and the shortest denim shorts imaginable. Her cropped tee shirt bared a wide expanse of belly and she just looked…naked.

“I cannot believe her mother let her leave the house like this!” I fumed. “How does she sit in a desk without showing off her *_____?” Seriously. The shorts were that short.

“I cannot believe that any guy in her class learns anything with her in the room” he commented. “Seriously. You can practically see her *______”.

Mothers…don’t let your babies wear tramp clothes to high school.

I hate to admit it…but maybe old Ms. *C from my high school was on a mission for the greater good. More young ladies kept their dignity and more boys went on to college.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Bonnie permalink
    December 16, 2011 5:29 pm

    I agree…but have to say that I wore some major daisy dukes in high school and probably had a couple of other questionable items of clothing. 🙂

  2. December 16, 2011 6:10 pm

    ha ha! I’m sure that I put my old principal’s ruler to the test a few times…but now that I have a daughter I can totally see the merits of a dress code.

  3. Sandra permalink
    December 16, 2011 6:41 pm

    So agree with you Jen! I admit I wore some questionable items in my 20’s…still don’t think I looked like a street walker in the middle of the day.

    I was like you and was more of a jeans and flip flops type of gal in high school.

  4. Maggie permalink
    December 17, 2011 10:49 pm

    so agree!! and when did young girls start to wear some serious black eyeliner ALL the way around their eyes…I literally just started wearing black eyeliner this year and I’m almost 30…there has to be a happy medium 🙂

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