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Sun Aug 29, 2021, 12:40 PM

Parents, students asking Webster Groves School District to let girls wear crop tops

WEBSTER GROVES, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- Parents and students are asking Webster Groves School District to let girls wear crop top shirts. The group wants a change and the district says no and are pushing back on claims of sexist rules.

“My daughters' abdomen is not a distraction, you need to look away,” said parent Jennifer Grotpeter.

Grotpeter is the mother of two daughters, a junior and senior in the district. She believes the school’s dress code is biased toward young girls, specially the guidelines for shirts that showcase the stomach aka crop tops.

“For years, we've been fighting an unequitable dress code in Webster Groves,” said Grotpeter.

https://www.kmov.com/news/parents-students-asking-webster-groves-school-district-to-let-girls-wear-crop-tops/article_bdd60fd8-0784-11ec-b90d-8be2e6ad4b4d.html?fbclid=IwAR1gKHpx0RFrhRPiKuK1RHlkrIzOR0KBIC5zBwvFqUN7xuOIFjZ9UorMmqU

My 2 cents: Let them wear it. From the link they barely show the stomach at all.

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Reply Parents, students asking Webster Groves School District to let girls wear crop tops (Original post)
Polybius Aug 2021 OP
sprinkleeninow Aug 2021 #1
sprinkleeninow Aug 2021 #2
Polybius Aug 2021 #4
sprinkleeninow Aug 2021 #5
obamanut2012 Aug 2021 #14
sprinkleeninow Aug 2021 #15
Ms. Toad Aug 2021 #17
sprinkleeninow Aug 2021 #20
Ms. Toad Aug 2021 #21
sprinkleeninow Aug 2021 #3
Jilly_in_VA Aug 2021 #6
elleng Aug 2021 #7
Wingus Dingus Aug 2021 #8
Me. Aug 2021 #9
SouthernLiberal Aug 2021 #10
LisaL Aug 2021 #11
gulliver Aug 2021 #12
Arkansas Granny Aug 2021 #13
zeusdogmom Aug 2021 #16
Ms. Toad Aug 2021 #18
crickets Aug 2021 #19
hunter Aug 2021 #22

Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 12:43 PM

1. I'm sorry, missus grope peter...

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 12:46 PM

2. And then whut if appendages do dangle?

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 12:50 PM

4. Please re-type

I don't understand.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 12:56 PM

5. Females have upper level enhancements to their bodies that need staying put and not popping out down

below clothing. That's a possibility happening. Look, I'm not a prude, but kiddos don't need add'l distractions in school.

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 01:52 PM

14. That isn't how breasts work

JFC.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #14)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 02:07 PM

15. Boobs hanging out and a$$cracks showing inna school environment.Yah, that's the ticket!

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #14)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 02:35 PM

17. I saw plenty of breasts hanging out below crop tops yesterday.

It was at a Pride event on a very hot day - so the crop tops were likely shorter - but breasts can hang out both at the top and the bottom, and some are designed for that purpose. (Do an image search on "underboob"

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #17)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 04:08 PM

20. Not at any grammar or even high school setting, it's not conducive I don't think.

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Reply #20)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 05:35 PM

21. I was only responding to the suggestion that breasts don't work that way,

based on what I've seen in the last 24 hours.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 12:58 PM

6. What the cornbread hell

is a "mid-drift shirt"? Proofreaders, PLEASE!

And all you phony religious folks...Jesus said, "If your right eye offends you, pluck it out." He was speaking metaphorically, but what he meant was, stop looking, dumbazz. Muhammad also said, don't stare at women, doofus. They're all pretty well united, and men have got it wrong, blaming it all on the women. They need to pay attention to their own nasty minds.

And apparently the new definition of "crop top" is "if it shows even a teeny bit of skin when you raise your arms over your head." So somebody has time to go around policing THAT? JFC, what a waste of time. Meanwhile, is our children learning? I guess not. Their administrators isn't.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 01:02 PM

7. "My daughters' abdomen is not a distraction, you need to look away," said parent Jennifer Grotpeter.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 01:06 PM

8. Why in the world are girls "showcasing their stomachs" in school?

Why are parents making a stink FOR this? Fucking weird. Send your kids, male and female, in appropriate clothing.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 01:07 PM

9. What's Next...Bikinis?

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 01:09 PM

10. I am so disappointed that we still have this problem

When I was in high school, many years ago, the students had an argument about the dress code. It started in mid winter, when several girls who walked to school wore pants. This was against the dress code, and they were sent home to change. Several lost the whole day, because they had no other choice but to walk to school wearing a skirt in below freezing weather. Others got a ride from parents. The next day, every single girl wore pants to school.

There were other conflicts about what girls could wear to school.

Come spring, the principal agreed at last to discuss the dress code with a group of students. It was, of course, all about what girls could wear. It was the same excuse that people use today - boys would be distracted by the clothing that girls wore. Some of what the principal said (like the ban on midi-skirts, which were popular at the time) lead me to believe that the principal was the one who was distracted by our clothing.

I think that is still the case.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 01:12 PM

11. Really? With all the covid raging on, parents

are concerned about crop tops?

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 01:12 PM

12. Nudist parents might want their kids to go to school au naturale

"Furry" parents might want their kids to go to school dressed like animal characters. Where does the line get drawn?

This is why we have democracy and school boards and school administrators. If a parent doesn't like a dress code rule they have a way to express it. They can vote. If their way gets voted down, then that's that.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 01:30 PM

13. This is one reason that I favor school uniforms.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #13)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 02:17 PM

16. Agree 100%

Designated color bottom in pants or skirt, and a designated color polo shirt with a choice of long or shirt sleeves. Done! Makes life much simpler. And less expensive. Private schools have done this for eons. And in the last 20 years or so, some public schools. Ditto charter schools. My grandchildren wear school uniforms to a public charter school - makes mornings much easier. (blue polo shirt and black bottoms with a school t-shirt on Friday) Kids can “express themselves” in other ways.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 02:43 PM

18. Not a fight I'd be picking at this point in time -

But if I was drafting a dress code, school appropriate attire would include the top meeting the pants in a way that doesn't expose the belly or the butt crack.

I don't know about that particular school's dress code - but that requirement can be written in a way that is gender neutral.

Here's the equivalent of what I was seeing yesterday running around at a Pride festival:

https://i2-prod.dailystar.co.uk/incoming/article15243521.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/0_underboob-fashion-1297712

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #18)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 03:46 PM

19. Great point.

It's absolutely possible to write a rule about this in a way that addresses both sexes. Boys can let their pants fall down and girls can let their boobs hang out of their crop tops all they like after school.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 06:39 PM

22. When I was in high school, early 'seventies, it was anarchy, and not just the dress code.

Boys could wear shorts, but any boy who did got called "faggot" or worse.

Girls might wear shorts and tube tops but there were certain male teachers well known for making inappropriate comments, or even hitting on, girls who did.

And streaking...

I quit high school for college, which was one of the better decisions I've made in my life. I was allowed to attend graduation with the class ahead of mine however because my grandma had cancer and she wanted to see at least one of her grandchildren graduate. My grandma liked the pomp and circumstance. It was really awkward for me, since it was mostly people I didn't know except for a couple of other misfits in my own class, and older siblings of classmates. I didn't want to go.

There was a rule that everyone had to wear appropriate clothing beneath their caps and gowns because there had been a scandal the previous year with kids wearing swim suits, some of them quite skimpy.

Boys passed inspection with a simple glance, all that was required was for the trouser legs above their shoes to be visible. Girls were required to open their graduation robes.

My children suffered uniforms kindergarten through high school. It's largely an issue about gangs here so the majority of parents support strict dress codes. Economic factors may also play a large part.

I grew up in an affluent 99% white city. High school kids were intensely aware of "designer" clothes. My parents would buy our clothes at Sears on credit at the beginning of every school year.

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