Mom’s Smartass Letter to Her Daughter’s Principal over the Dress Code Will Have You Fuming

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The weather is warmer, so you know what that means! That’s right — ridiculous dress code enforcement that a majority of the time is unfair toward the girls in school.

That’s what we have today, and hell hath no fury like a mother on a mission.

To most people, this is a picture of an outfit a typical teenage girl might wear to school. Just a simple T-shirt and shorts.

We’re guessing your face looks nothing like this, because you’re a normal person with a normal concept of modesty. But to one high school principal, that outfit was the height of scandal.

She’s only 13 years old, but her principal told her that her shorts were inappropriate because they stopped short of her fingertips. Catherine took to social media to share a photo of the shorts that got her daughter in trouble.

There’s obviously nothing wrong with those shorts, and anyone who sees a problem is just looking for something to fight about. Unfortunately for the principal, Catherine was ready to go to the mat.  

Having to take the extra time to make sure an outfit follows your school’s draconian dress code is just bonkers. Rather than punishing her daughter for wearing an “inappropriate” outfit to school, Catherine wrote a letter to the principal to call him out. And she did not hold back.

It doesn’t take much, now does it? It’s pretty clear that this isn’t a welcome response.

This mom has parenting down to a science.

Hopefully, the school admin can find something that mesh well with the draconian dress code and the girl’s tastes. Good luck, because the mom has completely given up!


It’s so great that she defended her daughter and called out the principal for his outdated views. But the letter didn’t end there. The postscript is what really takes this whole debacle to the next level.

Yup! This same daughter had been told that she couldn’t wear yoga pants earlier that same school year! When will people learn?!

It turns out that kids aren’t willing to subject themselves to the arbitrary measures they once were. Especially when they don’t see the point.

You want kids to act like adults? Treat them like adults.

Should we just give up now? I’m thinking yes. Fashion anarchy for the world!

Check out this next story—an honor roll student came in danger of loosing her scholarships and was suspended, all over a shirt that showed the tops of her shoulders.

Because to us, it seems downright infuriating (on behalf of Summer, of course)!

Vista Murrieta High School pulled between 25 and 60 girls from class (the school claims it was 25, but the students claim it was more—up to perhaps 60) over the dress code on a day with 90-degree heat.

If a girl were wearing these shorts, she’d be punished for it! (Click on the photo to see the whole thing.)

Students received this message on their guidelines for how to dress. Comforting, right?

Wow. My daughter got #dresscoded for this dress. They said it was too short. Yet, boys can dress like this?? She had 3 exams that afternoon, including Physics AP, Latin 3, and APUSH. But her skirt length…. –roseyabu

It’s essentially a video where girls are shamed for wearing athletic shorts…in the state of Texas, where hot temperatures are quite common.

And she had a well-put response! 

It’s both an inspiring thing, on the part of the students who got this ball rolling, and mind-boggling that this still needs to be said at all!

Why do girls have to miss class for this? They haven’t done anything wrong!