Texas School Forces 5-Year-Old Girl To Cover Her ‘Apparently Immoral’ Shoulders (IMAGE)

A father bought an adorable dress for his adorable little 5-year-old girl but her school forced her to wear a t-shirt and a pair of jeans because her shoulders were showing and Texas school officials couldn’t handle it.

Last week, Jef Rouner sent his daughter to school in a rainbow spaghetti strap dress that she had been asking to wear. The weather had warmed up and he approved of the dress so he gave her permission to do so.

But while at her Houston-area public school, school officials were bothered by her bare shoulders so they forced her to cover them up. Then they made her wear a pair of jeans because the little bit of ankle showing bothered them as well. At the end of the day, the little girl went home dejected, which caused Rouner to slam the school’s dress code in the Houston Press.

“I’m not surprised to see the dress code shaming come into my house,” he wrote. “I have after all been sadly waiting for it since the ultrasound tech said, “It’s a girl.” I didn’t think, though that it would make an appearance when she was five years old.”

He then slammed the dress code for applying mainly to girls instead of boys:

“Have you ever stopped to think how weird a school dress code really is? I went and checked out the one for my daughter’s school district and it’s amazing in how hard it tries not to say what it actually means. There are literally no male-specific guidelines anywhere on that list. I mean prohibitions against exposing the chest or torso could hypothetically apply to boys except that they don’t. Not really. They don’t sell boys clothes that do that. There’s nothing that is marketed to boys that is in anyway comparable to a skirt or a sun dress. Essentially, a school dress code exists to prevent girls from displaying too much of their bodies because reasons.”

Rouner then defended his daughter’s dress and blasted the school for going so far to cover her up as if she was naked or something.

“I didn’t pick up my daughter’s dress at My First Stripperwear. It’s not repurposed fetish gear from a store for very short people. It’s a dress from a mall chain store in her size. It covers everything but her shoulders and a small section of her upper chest and back. She’s worn it to church, and in the growing heat she was looking forward to wearing it a lot because it’s light and comfortable.

You know what really grills my cheese about it? It’s not even the shirt they made her put on over her top, it’s the pants they made her wear underneath. It’s a full-length dress that she has to hold up to keep from getting wet in uncut grass. She even had a small set of shorts underneath because it was gym day. But because the top part of her dress apparently exposed the immoral sinfulness of her bare shoulders she also had to pull on jeans even though her legs remained completely covered as part of her punishment.”

Here’s an image of Rouner’s daughter wearing the dress the school is so terrified of.

Image via Jef Rouner

Image via Jef Rouner

But Rouner isn’t just going to let the school win. He intends to fight back with the assistance of his daughter:

“Part of me very much wants to go buy a nice dress for myself and drop her off at school in it for the rest of the year to prove a point. In the meantime I think I’ll employ the greatest weapon a five-year-old possesses; the question “Why?” The next time the kid wants to wear her dress I’m going to let her, and I’m going to tell her that there’s nothing wrong with it or her because she is dressed in a perfectly normal manner and cute as a button to boot. I’m going to tell her that some people think a girl who shows too much skin is wrong or dangerous, but that those people are, for want of a better term, lackwitted thugs living in a bad place. And if anyone tells her to change I’m going to advise her to ask why and to keep on asking that person “Why?” until she gets an answer she likes.”

Texas schools are naturally crazy for some reason. Earlier this year, a Texas school suspended a 9-year-old boy because he wore an imaginary Hobbit ring to class. The school claimed the ring amounted to terrorism.

But bad dress codes have gone beyond Texas. They are a problem in states across the country as school officials do everything in their power to regulate what girls can wear while letting boys do whatever the hell they want.

In New York, a school punished hundreds of girls for wearing shorts in hot weather, causing outrage among students and parents. A school prom in Virginia turned creepy after “Christian” dads kicked a teen girl out for wearing a regulation dress because it gave them dirty thoughts. And a Utah school caused an uproar after officials digitally covered up the bare shoulders of female students’ yearbook photos.

Every girl in those stories were teens, but we’re talking about a 5-year-old girl this time around. It’s already bad enough that schools target girls with unfair dress codes that treat them as if they are a “distraction” to the boys who really ought to be learning to be responsible for themselves and to treat girls with respect. But it’s absolutely ridiculous to apply the dress code to a 5-year-old because it sounds like school officials are treating her like a sexual object who needs to be covered up and that’s just gross and totally inappropriate.