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Tue May 1, 2018, 04:00 PM

Catholic School has "modesty ponchos" ready for prom night





Catholic high school announces it will hand out 'modesty PONCHOS' on prom night to girls whose dresses are deemed too revealing
Students at Divine Child High School in Dearborn, Michigan, will be handed 'modesty ponchos' if their dresses are deemed inappropriate
The ponchos, some of which have bright colors and patterns, have been displayed inside the school with a note explaining their use to students
'If your dress does not meet our formal dance dress requirements—no problem! We've got you covered—literally,' a note attached to the ponchos reads
Mary Pat O'Malley, the theology teacher who came up with the idea, said the ponchos were meant as a 'deterrent' to prompt students to obey the dress code
But one parent said the ponchos are 'a method of shaming, a method of bullying' and 'a method of degrading females'


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5678687/Catholic-high-school-plans-hand-modesty-ponchos-prom.html#ixzz5EHYJAjKT

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Reply Catholic School has "modesty ponchos" ready for prom night (Original post)
Demovictory9 May 2018 OP
sarcasmo May 2018 #1
Doremus May 2018 #3
lunatica May 2018 #33
Achilleaze May 2018 #49
raven mad May 2018 #53
Girard442 May 2018 #2
RhodeIslandOne May 2018 #5
RKP5637 May 2018 #6
Ohiogal May 2018 #4
Demovictory9 May 2018 #7
RKP5637 May 2018 #8
lunasun May 2018 #12
NewJeffCT May 2018 #14
lunasun May 2018 #15
KatyaR May 2018 #23
montana_hazeleyes May 2018 #42
Girard442 May 2018 #25
Beartracks May 2018 #31
raven mad May 2018 #54
vlyons May 2018 #9
Tribalceltic May 2018 #27
Beartracks May 2018 #32
Drahthaardogs May 2018 #47
hueymahl May 2018 #10
gratuitous May 2018 #19
janterry May 2018 #11
NightWatcher May 2018 #13
JNelson6563 May 2018 #16
Ohiogal May 2018 #17
Kingofalldems May 2018 #18
Ilsa May 2018 #34
Blue_Tires May 2018 #20
Major Nikon May 2018 #21
Major Nikon May 2018 #22
Girard442 May 2018 #29
Oneironaut May 2018 #24
runtel May 2018 #26
Delphinus May 2018 #37
Scurrilous May 2018 #28
Sampan May 2018 #30
JDC May 2018 #35
The River May 2018 #36
Kirk Lover May 2018 #38
lpbk2713 May 2018 #39
Poiuyt May 2018 #40
panader0 May 2018 #41
pansypoo53219 May 2018 #43
montana_hazeleyes May 2018 #44
wonkwest May 2018 #45
GulfCoast66 May 2018 #46
Bluesaph May 2018 #48
oberliner May 2018 #51
oberliner May 2018 #50
ExciteBike66 May 2018 #52
Loki Liesmith May 2018 #55
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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2018, 04:01 PM

1. Mary Pat, I would prefer a Handmaids uniform.

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Response to sarcasmo (Reply #1)

Tue May 1, 2018, 04:04 PM

3. Perfect. nt

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Response to sarcasmo (Reply #1)

Tue May 1, 2018, 07:31 PM

33. So would Mary Pat

LOL.

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Response to sarcasmo (Reply #1)

Wed May 2, 2018, 07:31 AM

49. This is in fact another step toward a republican handmaid's nightmare

Another assault from the republican War on Women, now with KGOP republican fake general Dirty Donny* call the shots.

* aka republican Draft-Dodger-in-Chief

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Response to sarcasmo (Reply #1)

Wed May 2, 2018, 07:50 AM

53. Outstanding reply! n/t

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2018, 04:02 PM

2. Don't forget the ass-protectors for the boys.

Wouldn't want to lead certain {koff} someones into temptation.

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Response to Girard442 (Reply #2)

Tue May 1, 2018, 04:07 PM

5. Graduating seniors are too old for most priestly perverts.

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Response to Girard442 (Reply #2)

Tue May 1, 2018, 04:07 PM

6. LOL, Butt Shields for guys! n/t

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2018, 04:06 PM

4. Were the students informed

What constitutes "too revealing"? Or are they left at the mercy of whoever is at the door judging their outfits on the spot?

I'd be tempted by say screw this and go party somewhere else!

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #4)

Tue May 1, 2018, 04:12 PM

7. girls and parents given instructions to sign off on. Looks like Mary OMalley created instructions



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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #7)

Tue May 1, 2018, 04:19 PM

8. What demented requirements. n/t

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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #7)

Tue May 1, 2018, 04:46 PM

12. Wonder if a women shows up in a full tux if they would be booted for indecent attire?

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Response to lunasun (Reply #12)

Tue May 1, 2018, 04:50 PM

14. of course

they probably have another page on just that sort of thing

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #14)

Tue May 1, 2018, 04:52 PM

15. Dressed and covered neck to toe though .....oh well you are probably right ....

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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #7)

Tue May 1, 2018, 06:20 PM

23. They had to explain what a knee joint is?

I think there may be some bigger issues at work here....

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Response to KatyaR (Reply #23)

Tue May 1, 2018, 09:19 PM

42. My thought exactly!

Sure doesn't reflect well on their teaching abilities.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #7)

Tue May 1, 2018, 07:09 PM

25. Hmmm... Some clarification is needed here.

1. No mention is made of a dress code for young men. Does that mean there isn't one?

2. Is the dress code as written definitive? Is any dress that does *not* violate the dress code acceptable?

I really need to know, because I know a couple where the young man is hoping to come buck naked and the young lady wants to wear a gown made of live skunks. They've retained an ACLU-trained lawyer who will argue that since the dress code is extensive, explicit, and contains no blanket clauses, that they will be in full compliance with the rules and must be admitted.

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Response to Girard442 (Reply #25)

Tue May 1, 2018, 07:28 PM

31. Ha ha, interesting approach. I think the guy will still run afoul...

... of OTHER laws and regulations even if he's in compliance with the dress code itself.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #7)

Wed May 2, 2018, 07:52 AM

54. WTF??????

Skip it, wear the dress & dance elsewhere!!

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2018, 04:21 PM

9. Because tits are dangerous

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Response to vlyons (Reply #9)

Tue May 1, 2018, 07:11 PM

27. Not all of them

Only the girls silly!

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Response to vlyons (Reply #9)

Tue May 1, 2018, 07:29 PM

32. Seriously?

We're talking about teen girls. I didn't know it was okay to reduce them to tits.



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Response to vlyons (Reply #9)

Wed May 2, 2018, 12:12 AM

47. It's a Catholic School.


They can do what they want.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2018, 04:22 PM

10. Pretty simple answer

If you don't like it, don't enroll your kids in Catholic School.

That ends the phantom "shaming and bullying" that "one parent" seems so concerned about.

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Response to hueymahl (Reply #10)

Tue May 1, 2018, 05:16 PM

19. It isn't complicated

Send your kid to a private school, you're going to be subject to their rules, no matter how arbitrary or capricious they seem.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2018, 04:25 PM

11. This made me laugh

That looks silly. OTOH....., I have to say --if you google some inappropriate formal wear......I've seen some pictures of teens wearing dresses that you might wear to the oscars if you were very bold (see through except in, let's say, three or, perhaps, four small places). Some of those dresses were so risque, I couldn't even link to them.

I went to umpteen years of Catholic School - and I honestly feel like they get to make the rules at their own prom. I know that this stuff usually comes down on girls, and that's a problem - but this is a Catholic and private school.

IMHO, the school should work with the kids and their parents to make the event fun - and come up with guidelines that make sense.

I get that this looks terrible from a pr standpoint. But, again, just my opinion, the real fail is one of communication and respect between the students, parents, and administration.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2018, 04:48 PM

13. If you voluntarily go somewhere, you're bound by their rules

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2018, 04:52 PM

16. Since it is notice in advance

I don't take issue with it. Plus, it is a Catholic school, not a public school. People send their kids there by choice.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2018, 05:08 PM

17. What kid would want to attend this prom?

Really? I'd say screw it and go somewhere else to have fun.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2018, 05:14 PM

18. Father Abruzzi's talk before the dance (video) here:

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #18)

Tue May 1, 2018, 08:05 PM

34. That's hysterical! nt

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2018, 05:16 PM

20. Really?

I went to a VERY conservative Catholic school in the early 90s and this would have never happened...

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2018, 05:38 PM

21. Catholic school shaming, bullying, and degegrading females?

Who could ever have imagined that?

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2018, 05:41 PM

22. This thread is meaningless without pictures of Boobies!

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #22)

Tue May 1, 2018, 07:13 PM

29. I was lucky to be able to visit the Galapagos Islands.

After a week, you can actually say "boobies" in conversation without giggling.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2018, 06:23 PM

24. Let's be honest - these are for the adult snowflakes in the room.

Their religion has rendered them terrified of normal female anatomy. I hope these kids get out before organized religion further digs its tentacles into them.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2018, 07:10 PM

26. Graduated 1974

The days of the hippie was rampant Boobs flopping everywhere, spaghetti straps and no bras. Jeans barely covering the nether regions and Jesus sandals just covering the soles of our feet. You know what, we all got an education. Boys weren't frothing at the mouth. Sure a lot of stuff went down but it wasn't in front of the adults. My granddaughter now has to, oh my gosh cover your eyes, not show her shoulders. I swear I was born in 1956 and I think dress codes were almost freer then.

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Response to runtel (Reply #26)

Tue May 1, 2018, 08:54 PM

37. Welcome to DU!

Glad to have you sharing your thoughts here!

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2018, 07:11 PM

28. Not all Catholic Schools are the same.

Some are run by assholes, and some are not. Choose wisely.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2018, 07:27 PM

30. But do they match the chastity belts?

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2018, 08:27 PM

35. My daughter goes to Catholic School.

She and her friends would purposely try to get a pancho knowing them. I'd be surposed if some there don't do the same.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2018, 08:40 PM

36. Might as Well

have them wear burka's.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2018, 08:55 PM

38. Prom dresses as well as the stupid smock will still be coming off.

 

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2018, 09:00 PM

39. Cleavage is evil!!11!




OMFG

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2018, 09:09 PM

40. I still blush at the sight of patent leather shoes

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2018, 09:13 PM

41. When I was in high school I had to pull my shirt tails out

to hide my "shame".

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2018, 09:35 PM

43. TALIBORNAGAIN. what, did you say sharia?

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2018, 09:39 PM

44. I don't see on the notes

that they have to put the poncho over the dress..... How about going into the restroom, take off the dress and just wear the poncho.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2018, 11:01 PM

45. I kind of want that whale shirt for daily use

 

I can do without summer picnic tablecloth that accompanies it - they clash - but I definitely want the blowhole wardrobe for casual Fridays.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2018, 11:42 PM

46. Catholic school. Their choice.

Just more layers to remove after leaving the dance!

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2018, 04:43 AM

48. I went to Catholic school

The dress code was strict and cumbersome. But I chose to go there and paid my own tuition. I had several dress code violations mainly because I was well developed.

At my son’s public high school there is apparently no dress code. Girls literally walk around with their butt cheeks out.

Seems like two extremes where common sense is lacking.

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Response to Bluesaph (Reply #48)

Wed May 2, 2018, 07:37 AM

51. Did you find the rules to be unfairly applied to some students and not others?

 

For instance, could a student with a different body type than yours wear something that would not cause her to get a violation, but you would not be able to wear something similar?

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2018, 07:35 AM

50. The problem is that these dress code rules are not uniformly applied

 

They seem to differ depending on the body type of the student (which is not something they can control).

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2018, 07:37 AM

52. Schools have dress codes, no problem there!

Lol at the parent who thinks this is "bullying". Why is her kid at that school then?

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2018, 08:11 AM

55. Eh it's not a public school

It’s cheesy but the parents know what they’re paying for.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2018, 08:21 AM

56. More prom night cultural appropriation

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