Don’t tell me what to do with my girls. Thanks.
The senior boys of Biglerville High School sure have it easy.
They can just throw on some khakis and button up their collared shirts for their graduation ceremony this month, and everyone will be pleased. After all, they’d just be following the school’s dress code.
The girls, however, are all trying to hide those unsightly “sausage rolls, as Mrs. Elliott calls them” also per the dress code, because everyone knows “you can’t put 10 pounds of mud in a five-pound sack.”
Yeah… I mean we all know that high school girls are super secure, so this letter is really NBD.
Well, at least one Biglerville student, graduating senior Briana Burtop, isn’t down with this body-shaming.
Her mother, Jessica Burtop, told the station the letter was ‘just totally wrong. It’s totally degrading.’
Former Principal Richard Sterner, who retired earlier this school year, told Daily Mail Online that he had apologized to his students on Wednesday during graduation practice. He also noted that he takes full responsibility for the document.
“I apologized first thing the next day,” he said. “The guidelines were written a while back and yes, I take full responsibility for them.”
Burtop’s mom threatened to sue the school for gender discriminationthe boys’ section instructs them not to show their underwear, but it doesn’t order them to minimize the appearance of their body fat.
“School officials said the issue is being addressed and the letter does not reflect the standards of the Upper Adams School District,” ABC News reports.
Officials added it was “drafted years ago, and the author of the original document has since retired.”
So, is this the first time anyone actually read the damn thing? It has apparently been handed out to students for years.
Oh, and Mrs. Elliot better have a perfect bod, or at least perfectly hidden sausage rolls.