Kindergartner in Trouble at School Because Her Skirt Is Too 'Sexy' (VIDEO)

short skirtDon't think it can get any more bizarre than a junior high school banning girls from wearing skinny jeans lest they "distract" boys? Now a kindergartner has been targeted for distracting other kids with her lascivious clothing choices. The little girl's ruffled skirt -- which she wore with a pair of tights -- was dubbed "too short" by her school district, and her mom was called in to make her change her outfit. 

Yes, I said kindergarten. And no, this 6-year-old does not live in Saudi Arabia.

The kindergartner with thighs so distracting they bring the boys to the (play)yard attends Tussahaw Elementary School in McDonough, Georgia, where administrators told her mom that her outfit "was inappropriate and a distraction to other students."

She's in kindergarten!

She was wearing a Hello Kitty shirt and a ruffled skirt! With tights!

Has this world gone mad?

I'll admit I was already working myself into an outrage before this story even came across my desk.

My almost-8-year-old came home with a note last week reaffirming her school's dress code. It calls for all students to wear shorts that are at least fingertip-length.

Which is fine, really. For older kids.

My daughter, on the other hand, is in the midst of an awkward growth stage. She has long arms and a teeny, weeny waist. A month away from her eighth birthday, she still fits comfortably in size 5 shorts. They're not booty shorts by any means -- and trust me, I wouldn't let her out of the house in something like that -- but technically just about every item of clothing that fits her waist and is comfortable for wearing in the warmer weather is too short for the school's rules.

We're working with it because we're rule followers, but that doesn't mean I'm not frustrated by the school's failure to recognize that little kids' bodies are distinctly different from their older peers.

What is inappropriate on an older kid isn't on a younger child because, well, little kids don't have big kid bodies! Kindergartners don't have curves and cleavage.

And the notion that other people are being "distracted" by a 5-year-old in a skirt with a pair of tights makes me want to vomit. Who are these distracted people, and what are their motives?

Who, exactly, finds little girls sexy? Because it's not me. And it's not the little kids.

My daughter's little friends aren't paying much attention to what she's wearing ... they just want to know if she brought her favorite stuffed animal to school today or where she got that rad sheet of stickers. At least, I hope that's what they're thinking?

Or maybe her knees really are too much for the little boys to handle. She inherited my knees after all ... 

What do you think of these school dress codes? Are they sexualizing kids too soon?


Image via Action News Jax

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LostS... LostSoul88

How is THAT sexy?! How the fuck is wrong with our schools now a days! Next thing you know they will ban colors because they consider certain colors to sexy for kids...

NatAndCo NatAndCo

I..... don't even know where to begin. Lets just send little girls to school in floor length potato sacks. How in the hell is that skirt "distracting"? And im with you on this one, Ms. Sager, who the hell is it distracting?

stars... starshine81

What nonsense! That outfit is quite conservative compared to some of the things I've seen in the store.  Perhaps the administrator involved needs to be let go.  Glad my kid's school isn't like that.

jrphelps jrphelps

This shouldn't be an issue since she was wearing tights underneath.  If a child has tights, leggings, or shorts on under a skirt, the issue should be dead in the water.  If she would have worn just leggings with a shirt as a lot of girls do (and grown women do which is an entire different subject!) would she have been sent home?

BirdCo BirdCo

Whoa! After reading the attached article I'm not sure where you got "sexy" from. Between schools zero tolerance on issues and parents first instinct is to contact the media I think everyone is becoming ridiculous.

nonmember avatar Gina

I liked how you think the rules should be different for your special snowflake because you can't be.bothered to get her longer shorts. Sorry, folks, dresscodes are there for a reason. Get over it.

Andi Dodd

My daughter got sent to preschool in a skirt this same length today, without tights... It has attached shorts underneith, but still.... there is absolutely nothing wrong with this outfit for a little girl. 

jec72579 jec72579

I really can't understand how a five year old girl's clothes can even cause her to be considered - by anyone, young or old - sexy. That is just plain disgusting to me. Little boys do NOT consider girls sexy. I know this. I have a 6 year old boy. He lives for his trucks, dinosaurs, video games, spider man, wrestling, skateboard, scooter, bike, and climbing trees. He thinks most girls are gross. He gets crushes on girls, but only if they aren't afraid to pick up a frog!!!!! KIDS ARE INNOCENT!!! IT'S THE ADULTS THAT ARE MAKING THE WORLD SO DAMN DIRTY. And it really makes me upset.

Choco... Chocodoxies

I would have immediatly focused on the adult who was using the terminology of "sexy". That is where my focus would be. Any adult who can look at a six year old child and think "sexy" has some mental problems that need to be addressed and likely should not be working in a elementary school environment. 

MrsRo... MrsRoberts413

Basically, dress code is dress code, and it's in the school's best interest to enforce it for all students regardless of age: parents in some places will sue for anything and everything!  For example, what happens if you have a 3rd grader who is very "developed" for her age, and another 3rd grader who still has the "small child" figure, and they wore the same skirt: would you send the first one home to change and not the other?  I'm not saying that the girl's outfit is inappropriate, because I think as long as she's got the tights, she's perfectly fine, but from a teacher's perspective, that's probably what the school's thinking is!

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