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(Yahoo)   After her daughter was sent home for wearing too short of a dress to class, her mom pulls the ultimate burn by wearing the exact dress to her daughter's graduation. That will show 'em. "Pick on me. I'm an adult. I can take it"   (shine.yahoo.com) divider line 52
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2014-06-16 08:35:39 PM
8 votes:

ZAZ: If you know a girl whose mom can fit into her high school dress, consider marrying her.


Look who didn't even look at the pics in the article.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-06-16 08:34:27 PM
5 votes:
If you know a girl whose mom can fit into her high school dress, consider marrying her.
2014-06-17 02:37:45 AM
4 votes:

gerbilpox: fusillade762: Is it just me or did her daughter pack on quite a few pounds between the time she wore that dress and graduation?

And about 20 years. That can't be the right picture.

Oh, here are some better ones. The daughter does look 17-ish and not roly-poly. The mom, um ...

[www.ivillage.ca image 544x408]
[www.ivillage.ca image 543x408]


Ok, kid doesn't look like she put on 50 pounds. That pic they ran on the article makes her look much, MUCH heavier. Still, I can see why they didn't run these. Mom looks like a man in a dress. Nothing wrong with that, if that's what makes you happy, but I imagine it wouldn't make too many sympathetic to the kid, either.

log_jammin: I didn't read the article, but geeez...the dress was too short by the schools rules. let it go.


Um, actually, most school dress codes are "fingertip length" at a minimum. On the kid, it's far longer than that. It even meets many churches' standard of "no more than one inch above the knee while standing" (that's standing with both feet together) for the kid. It's possible that the issue isn't the skirt length at all, but the bustline. I might be a little iffy on it for a day of high school classes, but it's not inappropriate for most other uses for a 17 year old young woman.

Either way, she'd worn it about a half a dozen times throughout the school year without ever being sent home or warned about it--which you'd know if you'd actually read the article. That's why the parent had an issue. I would have too.
2014-06-17 12:48:22 AM
3 votes:
That is an...unfortunate face.
2014-06-16 08:35:03 PM
3 votes:
That's a man, baby.
2014-06-16 07:51:45 PM
3 votes:
Not without some alterations first.
2014-06-17 07:35:58 AM
2 votes:
Damn, when did schools start requiring girls to wear their dresses barely above the knee? I remember girls in my high school wearing skirts that showed half their thigh, and nearly all of their leg when they sat down and crossed their legs. No, it wasn't that distracting; well, maybe a little, but they didn't stop us from learning in class either.

/girls were a hell of a lot hotter than the one in TFA
//Lexington NC is in the middle of hicksville/ultra conservative central NC
2014-06-17 04:02:04 AM
2 votes:

Aigoo: Um, actually, most school dress codes are "fingertip length" at a minimum. On the kid, it's far longer than that. It even meets many churches' standard of "no more than one inch above the knee while standing" (that's standing with both feet together) for the kid. It's possible that the issue isn't the skirt length at all, but the bustline. I might be a little iffy on it for a day of high school classes, but it's not inappropriate for most other uses for a 17 year old young woman.

Either way, she'd worn it about a half a dozen times throughout the school year without ever being sent home or warned about it--which you'd know if you'd actually read the article. That's why the parent had an issue. I would have too.


daughter "mom!" they said this dress is too short and I can't wear it to school anymore!"

mom "well that's bullshiat. it looks plenty long"

daughter "I know! that's what I said."

mom "well, I guess you better not wear that one to school anymore even if that is a BS rule"

daughter "ok"

~fin
2014-06-17 03:22:55 AM
2 votes:

CameraMonkey: fusillade762: Is it just me or did her daughter pack on quite a few pounds between the time she wore that dress and graduation?

Its you. Scarlett Johanson would look frumpy in a graduation gown.


I see nothing exceptional or risque about the dress, the mother, or the daughter.

Most people are average-meh looking.  Deal with it, farkers.
2014-06-17 02:29:59 AM
2 votes:

log_jammin: 70Ford: [www.bizarbin.com image 480x640]
Daughter is on the left. Mom's is on the right. At the time of the photo- 44.

so the mom is like 65?


Rofl. The mom was 44.

Here's another you might've missed. 46 - with 2 kids.
2.bp.blogspot.com
another shot below when she was 45
img.addfunny.com
2014-06-17 02:16:53 AM
2 votes:
www.bizarbin.com
Daughter is on the left. Mom's is on the right. At the time of the photo- 44.
2014-06-17 01:49:42 AM
2 votes:

fusillade762: Is it just me or did her daughter pack on quite a few pounds between the time she wore that dress and graduation?


And about 20 years. That can't be the right picture.

Oh, here are some better ones. The daughter does look 17-ish and not roly-poly. The mom, um ...

www.ivillage.ca
www.ivillage.ca
2014-06-17 01:23:51 AM
2 votes:
i.imgur.com
2014-06-17 12:54:54 AM
2 votes:
No pics of the mom and daughter?  I clicked the link and all I saw were two transvestites.
2014-06-17 12:51:01 AM
2 votes:
img.fark.netimg.fark.net
2014-06-17 12:49:17 AM
2 votes:
"Several moms told me they were going to wear the shortest dress they had. Even some teachers told me they were going to wear short dresses. You know it meant blah blah blah."

Note to self: throw random girl in a kinda short dress out of class on last day of school.
2014-06-17 12:45:00 AM
2 votes:
img.chan4chan.com
www.smackspot.com
2014-06-17 11:18:28 AM
1 votes:

docilej: My high school years (early '80s), the girls never wore dresses. All they ever wore were the designer jeans that were coming out back then :(


Back then, my clique -- the postpunks, proto-goths, new wavers, neo-hippies, and alternative types-- were the ones who wore dresses and skirts. ..And not just the girls, but some of us guys, too (I looked smashing in a long skirt and combat boots; Lots of female attention when I dared, and the school administrators didn't care.). Most of the girls in my clique wore skirts or dresses, often very elaborately designed or decorated ones. Granted, they also often wore combat boots, mohawks, razor blade earrings, spiked collars, and skipped wearing underwear when they wore long skirts. Still, back in those days the schools didn't get all upset over what students looked like, as long as they weren't blatantly obscene.

The preppies all wore Jordache jeans; `Not even faded ones (that wasn't "in" at the time), but dark blue and crisp. They also wore those hideous Izod shirts and over-bedazzled blouses. Blech.
2014-06-17 10:25:33 AM
1 votes:
I'll be willing to bet $1 someone related to this article has done, or will do some stripping in the future.
2014-06-17 10:21:38 AM
1 votes:
www.sitcomsonline.com
2014-06-17 10:01:26 AM
1 votes:
img.fark.net
2014-06-17 10:01:11 AM
1 votes:

mbillips: Tellingthem: ChubbyTiger: lack of warmth: Aigoo: log_jammin: I didn't read the article, but geeez...the dress was too short by the schools rules. let it go.


Um, actually, most school dress codes are "fingertip length" at a minimum. On the kid, it's far longer than that. It even meets many churches' standard of "no more than one inch above the knee while standing" (that's standing with both feet together) for the kid. It's possible that the issue isn't the skirt length at all, but the bustline. I might be a little iffy on it for a day of high school classes, but it's not inappropriate for most other uses for a 17 year old young woman.

Either way, she'd worn it about a half a dozen times throughout the school year without ever being sent home or warned about it--which you'd know if you'd actually read the article. That's why the parent had an issue. I would have too.

Um actually, you fail at measurements.  The skirt is a full 3" above the kid's knee which would not pass at any public school I attended, SC or MI.  I would agree a couple schools would've also been upset about the top half as not covering enough as well.  log_jammin didn't need to read it, the mom just has authority issues where it doesn't matter.

On a different note, I get the thought that if mom doesn't get fat, the daughter may not either.  However crazy levels should still be considered.

Really? What kind of weirdo fundie school did you go to? Hell, our gym shorts were a good 6" shorter than that. Girls regularly wore mid-thigh skirts and nobody blinked. And don't even get me started on the cheerleader uniforms.

/I may be a little old
//good for the mom

I went to a public school and fingertip length was the rule (or two inches above the knee). No hats or shorts (except for gym). Small town Michigan. But that 20-30 years ago so I'm sure things have loosened up by now.

I hit the exact sweet spot for girl's clothing in high school. Rural Tennessee in the mid- to late-70s. Short shorts, halters, ...



Same here; graduated in 1978 from a TN high school. IIRC the dress code for girls was they couldn't show a midriff, the skirts had to be no shorter than mid-thigh, and they couldn't show cleavage. There was a lot of leeway otherwise; one girl in my homeroom came to school in jeans so tight the teacher asked her if they were sprayed on. Another one came in with a frilly skirt that barely met the requirements, but no way could she sit down without showing everyone what color her underwear was. Then there were the halter tops and the cheerleader uniforms they wore on game day...
2014-06-17 09:42:34 AM
1 votes:
There are a lot of young men on Fark with sad ideas about valuing people based on their looks.  At least I hope they're young.

Good for mom, standing up for her daughter.  It's freaking hard to instill confidence in girls, and a strong role model is great.
2014-06-17 09:17:09 AM
1 votes:
OK, I don't know why this went up my nose this morning, but can I just say that the "fingertip rule" everyone seems to be in love with this year is total nonsense.

This is like going shopping with your nutty aunt.
2014-06-17 08:51:48 AM
1 votes:
When I was in middle school, the board updated the dress code and the teachers flooded the office with student infractions in protest.

I was sent to the office for wearing a velour shirt.  That was much more embarassing than this.
2014-06-17 08:43:53 AM
1 votes:
Someone pulled the daughter out of the last day of classes for a dress code infraction?

I'm calling shenanigans on that.  Even if she was wearing something completely inappropriate, they would have had to put up with it for a few hours on a day in which there is no learning.

And if you think that dress is distracting, you might want to stay away from the JC Penny circular.  It leads to impure thoughts.
2014-06-17 08:23:47 AM
1 votes:

log_jammin: mom "well, I guess you better not wear that one to school anymore even if that is a BS rule"


FTFA: Not only was it Violet's last day of classes before graduation, but she had worn the dress to school half a dozen times before without any problems.

So, yeah, it goes without saying she wouldn't be wearing it to school anymore after that...
2014-06-17 07:40:10 AM
1 votes:

lack of warmth: Aigoo: log_jammin: I didn't read the article, but geeez...the dress was too short by the schools rules. let it go.


Um, actually, most school dress codes are "fingertip length" at a minimum. On the kid, it's far longer than that. It even meets many churches' standard of "no more than one inch above the knee while standing" (that's standing with both feet together) for the kid. It's possible that the issue isn't the skirt length at all, but the bustline. I might be a little iffy on it for a day of high school classes, but it's not inappropriate for most other uses for a 17 year old young woman.

Either way, she'd worn it about a half a dozen times throughout the school year without ever being sent home or warned about it--which you'd know if you'd actually read the article. That's why the parent had an issue. I would have too.

Um actually, you fail at measurements.  The skirt is a full 3" above the kid's knee which would not pass at any public school I attended, SC or MI.  I would agree a couple schools would've also been upset about the top half as not covering enough as well.  log_jammin didn't need to read it, the mom just has authority issues where it doesn't matter.

On a different note, I get the thought that if mom doesn't get fat, the daughter may not either.  However crazy levels should still be considered.


Really? What kind of weirdo fundie school did you go to? Hell, our gym shorts were a good 6" shorter than that. Girls regularly wore mid-thigh skirts and nobody blinked. And don't even get me started on the cheerleader uniforms.

/I may be a little old
//good for the mom
2014-06-17 06:53:41 AM
1 votes:

bearded clamorer: You go, mom.
Glad to see you could get time off of your shift at the Shell station to do that interview.

/Team skank


what, would you rather her NOT work and be a "welfare queen" so you can bash her then too? Just sayin.

and I'm glad she did what she did. The dress was harmless. Screw school dress codes! Enjoy teenagehood while you can before you HAVE to become a corporate slave.
2014-06-17 04:40:24 AM
1 votes:

bigpeeler: Harper Valley PTA.


/oh so obscure


I prefer this one

pics.imcdb.org
2014-06-17 04:29:57 AM
1 votes:
Too short? Really? I bet the teacher thinks Elvis is too lewd for TV.
2014-06-17 04:22:12 AM
1 votes:
If that's classed a 'short' dress, the teachers would have seizures over here in the UK where 13 year old school girls are wearing school skirts that just barely conceal the main entrance points to their bodies.
2014-06-17 04:16:44 AM
1 votes:

log_jammin: Aigoo: Um, actually, most school dress codes are "fingertip length" at a minimum. On the kid, it's far longer than that. It even meets many churches' standard of "no more than one inch above the knee while standing" (that's standing with both feet together) for the kid. It's possible that the issue isn't the skirt length at all, but the bustline. I might be a little iffy on it for a day of high school classes, but it's not inappropriate for most other uses for a 17 year old young woman.

Either way, she'd worn it about a half a dozen times throughout the school year without ever being sent home or warned about it--which you'd know if you'd actually read the article. That's why the parent had an issue. I would have too.

daughter "mom!" they said this dress is too short and I can't wear it to school anymore!"

mom "well that's bullshiat. it looks plenty long"

daughter "I know! that's what I said."

mom "well, I guess you better not wear that one to school anymore even if that is a BS rule"

daughter "ok"

~fin


You know I always hate when people use the "I did it X number of times before and nobody ever said anything, why is it wrong now?". I don't even know why people try to use that if there is a clearly defined rule that is being violated. If you ask me it really does show stupidity and immaturity. If it is against the rules it is against the rules, it doesn't matter if she was able to get away with it before. You don't see drug dealers walking into court trying to use that as a defense. "Your Honor, I sold crack on that corner everyday for 6 months and the cops didn't say boo to me then, so I shouldn't be in trouble for it now. Case closed!".
2014-06-17 04:03:18 AM
1 votes:

bigpeeler: Harper Valley PTA.


/oh so obscure


...except there's a big difference between this

s1.yimg.com

and this


ecx.images-amazon.com

/Besides the complete lack of Y chromosomes in the second picture.
2014-06-17 04:03:13 AM
1 votes:

eas81: ongbok: powhound: eas81: Ok have to point this out, but they live in Hicksville.  In case you didn't notice the girl graduated on the High school football field.  What were you expecting from the stix??

/born early aged raised in the stix.

The school I teach at used our own football field this year for graduation (first time in a while from what I understand). It's much more cost-effective than renting a venue, and this is in an urban area.

The school I graduated from uses the football field every year for graduation. The school isn't in Hicksville either, it is in one of the more affluent Chicago suburbs. Dude is an idiot.

I stick by my statement.

The school district

Central Davidson High School
Established 1957
Type Public
Principal Tabitha Broadway
Students 1019
Grades 9-12
Location Lexington, North Carolina,
Oversight Davidson County Schools
Campus Rural


what point are you trying to make?
2014-06-17 03:58:56 AM
1 votes:

eas81: ongbok: powhound: eas81: Ok have to point this out, but they live in Hicksville.  In case you didn't notice the girl graduated on the High school football field.  What were you expecting from the stix??

/born early aged raised in the stix.

The school I teach at used our own football field this year for graduation (first time in a while from what I understand). It's much more cost-effective than renting a venue, and this is in an urban area.

The school I graduated from uses the football field every year for graduation. The school isn't in Hicksville either, it is in one of the more affluent Chicago suburbs. Dude is an idiot.

I stick by my statement.

The school district

Central Davidson High School
Established 1957
Type Public
Principal Tabitha Broadway
Students 1019
Grades 9-12
Location Lexington, North Carolina,
Oversight Davidson County Schools
Campus Rural


But what does graduating on a football field have to do with being in Hicksville? That is what we are questioning, your correlation of having graduation on a football field and being a hick.
2014-06-17 03:22:37 AM
1 votes:

eas81: Ok have to point this out, but they live in Hicksville.  In case you didn't notice the girl graduated on the High school football field.  What were you expecting from the stix??

/born early aged raised in the stix.


The school I teach at used our own football field this year for graduation (first time in a while from what I understand). It's much more cost-effective than renting a venue, and this is in an urban area.
2014-06-17 02:30:54 AM
1 votes:

70Ford: log_jammin: 70Ford: [www.bizarbin.com image 480x640]
Daughter is on the left. Mom's is on the right. At the time of the photo- 44.

so the mom is like 65?

Rofl. The mom was 44.

Here's another you might've missed. 46 - with 2 kids.
[2.bp.blogspot.com image 373x579]
another shot below when she was 45
[img.addfunny.com image 532x800]


i.kinja-img.com
2014-06-17 02:24:10 AM
1 votes:

70Ford: [www.bizarbin.com image 480x640]
Daughter is on the left. Mom's is on the right. At the time of the photo- 44.


Years ago the wife and I were having trouble.  One nigh I had a dream of doing 2 asian chicks, a mother and daughter.  It went well until I was ready to, shall we say, finish and the daughter pulled out a knife and stabbed me right in the scrotum.  I set up straight in bed and was in a cold sweat.  I decided at that point to work things out with the wife that were boiling just underneat the surface.
2014-06-17 02:17:16 AM
1 votes:

strathmeyer: ITT: guys who have never met a real live woman after only seeing a bad picture of her


Well they aren't seeing a real live woman in that picture either, that's Glen Danzig in a dress.
2014-06-17 02:03:15 AM
1 votes:
img.fark.net
2014-06-17 01:46:34 AM
1 votes:
If the daughter hadn't been so fat nobody would have objected to her wearing that dress.
2014-06-17 01:29:09 AM
1 votes:

mcmnky: What a couple of coonts. If the kid got in trouble for drinking, would she bring a six pack to the graduation in protest?


THAT'S one you consider marrying.
2014-06-17 01:21:43 AM
1 votes:
What a couple of coonts. If the kid got in trouble for drinking, would she bring a six pack to the graduation in protest?
2014-06-17 01:03:14 AM
1 votes:
Just be glad they wore clothes and be happy at that.
2014-06-17 01:02:33 AM
1 votes:
It's nice to see parents standing up for their family in a positive way.

I hope they both enjoy the graduation.
2014-06-17 01:00:53 AM
1 votes:

fusillade762: Is it just me or did her daughter pack on quite a few pounds between the time she wore that dress and graduation?


A few pounds?  A few dozen, maybe.
2014-06-17 12:55:09 AM
1 votes:
Is it just me or did her daughter pack on quite a few pounds between the time she wore that dress and graduation?
2014-06-17 12:42:57 AM
1 votes:
"ultimate burn"?
2014-06-17 12:41:53 AM
1 votes:
"Pick on me. I'm an adult. I can take it"


"I'M A MAN!  I'M FORTY!"

/Obscure?
2014-06-16 09:04:48 PM
1 votes:
You go, mom.
Glad to see you could get time off of your shift at the Shell station to do that interview.

/Team skank
2014-06-16 08:02:06 PM
1 votes:
Harper Valley PTA.


/oh so obscure
 
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