I suggest you just require the boys to tough it out

Well, this is a new one on me.

Different men are attracted to different things about women. For instance, wrong as he may be, Jerry Seinfeld famously declared that he is not a leg man: “A leg man? Why would I be a leg man? I don’t need legs.”

Now, there’s apparently a new kind of man, or boy, given that this is high school:

High schools often have dress codes in place to keep students from dressing inappropriately or distracting fellow classmates.

But one Kentucky school is being called out for going too far, after a girl allegedly was sent home because her collarbone was exposed. 

The photo, which gained attention on Reddit recently, depicts the student wearing a tan undershirt with a white shirt on top, complete with a pair of jeans…

A caption with the photo on Imgur said, “Female students are not allowed to show their collar bone because it’s distracting the male students.”

Sure, I can imagine this girl distracting boys her age, whatever she’s wearing. She’s quite pretty. But her collarbone? Which, I should mention, you can’t even see in the picture.

In this case, I suggest the school require the boys, particularly the “clavicle men” among them, to tough it out, as a character-building exercise. There are benefits to being a teenaged boy — such as eating anything you want, and not waking up in the morning with aches and pains. But there’s a price to pay. Deal with it.

9 thoughts on “I suggest you just require the boys to tough it out

  1. Kathryn Fenner

    I agree. What’s next, burkhas?

    I think uniforms–of the polo shirt and khakis variety, are the way to go. Keeps kids from obsessing quite so much on clothing and each other, and saves parents $$. It also reduces a lot of the class stratification.

    1. Doug Ross

      Blah.. I hate the idea of school uniforms. Let kids, especially in high school, dress however they like. Were we all scarred by our early days in jeans and t-shirts? I would have HATED to wear a uniform.

      1. Kathryn Fenner

        I never wore jeans or t-shirts. For one thing, jeans never fit a small-waisted, big butted woman back then.

  2. Bryan Caskey

    Huh. She looks just kinda…normally dressed.

    Maybe the school principal also runs the local turtleneck sweater store. This sounds like the creeping influence of Big Turtleneck.

  3. Bill

    I’m attracted to women’s husbands.Men are true romantics.Women are practical;they keep romance in paperback form…

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