Lengthen your dress or wear trousers!

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If this isn't the most annoying, ongoing battle that teenage girls have to face at school, then I honestly don’t know anymore.

When I was in High school, we were constantly reprimanded about the length of our school dresses/frocks

If I remember correctly, they measured the length with two or three fingers above the knee. If it exceeded the amount of fingers above the knee, we would get detention.

Detention was to sit in a classroom on a Friday afternoon, after school for two to four hours and summarise work on a folio, back to back. 

This was quite annoying, because we would have inspection where we would have to stand in a straight line and female teachers would check and measure the length of our dresses above our knee.

I was kind of short and rocking a long dress was just not cool! So my dress seemed to be a bit shorter, but weirdly enough, I never got detention.

Are parents too chilled or too busy to notice their daughters skirts are rising or are their daughters outsmarting them? 

Sometimes schools blame parents for the short dresses and say they should make sure their children don’t come to school with extremely short dresses- so when the student’s dress is naturally short then fine, blame the parent.

But some girls are so trained already they only shorten their dresses once they get to school or leave the front door; so they remain mommy and daddy’s angel until they aren't watching anymore. 

Recently, a school in UK, Diss High School, has taken things seriously after they banned the wearing of skirts. All the girls in the school are now forced to wear trousers instead, according to The Telegraph

There will be no more rolling of school dresses, making them look completely weird and lopsided. Most of them looked horrendous because they never mastered  the art of shortening their dresses; so in the front they would be so sleek, short and straight but as soon as they turned around they looked like rolled up curtains with all the frills and twirls- so uncool!

I suggest schools should take Diss High School as an example if they are having trouble with their girl students who cannot control themselves and the lengths of their dresses. 

Most schools fear for the lives of the girls who wander the streets with their short dresses as well as the standard of the school’s name. We live in a sick/twisted world where some men do not look at young girls as children whom they can protect but rather as predators and the young girls as their prey. 

If your daughter could decide, would she prefer a longer or a shorter dress? 
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