“Bam! Bam! Bam bam bam!” - Bamm-Bamm Rubble
That’s what I felt like late last night as I saw first one and then another and then yet another link to stories about people looking down their noses at girls, judging what they’re wearing, and then judging them. The extreme disparities in the three examples only added to the shock.
Let’s start with Jef Rouner’s daughter. He sent her off to school one morning in a new dress, only to learn that “school officials were bothered by her bare shoulders so they forced her to cover them up” (Foster) by wearing a t-shirt over it. In addition, she was also forced to wear jeans under the dress “because the little bit of ankle showing bothered them as well.” (Foster)
And, oh yeah, she’s five years old. Let that sink in for a moment.