‘We Don’t Want To Be Looking At Sausage Rolls’: High School Under Fire For ‘Sexist’ Letter To Female Students

Biglerville High School in Pennsylvania is being called “sexist” after they sent home a rather unusual letter to female students regarding dress code for the end of school ceremonies. The letter referenced female students keeping “the girls,” also known as breasts, covered and supported. The school also pointed out that the staff didn’t “want to be looking at sausage rolls,” referencing fat rolls under tight clothing. In case students were unaware, the school letter was sure to point out that “you can’t put 10 pounds of mud in a five-pound sack,” noting that girls should wear clothing made for their size.

The Daily Mail reports that students and parents were outraged after a letter was sent home from Biglerville High School regarding dress code for upcoming school ceremonies. Many feel the wording of the letter was in poor taste and singled out female students. The letter contained words and phrases that many consider degrading and sexist.

The letter consists of guidelines for ceremony attire. The “ladies” section begins by pointing out that the stage will be raised above the audience. Therefore, they note it is important to wear a long enough skirt so that the audience will not be able to see any underwear. This is sound advice for students, but it is the second bullet point that parents and students think took it too far. The second section explains to the “ladies” that “the girls” need to be covered and supported. It also notes that nothing should be “so small that all your bits and pieces are hanging out.”

Letter posted by angry student
Image of the letter posted by an angry student at Biglerville High School.

It seems the school was highly concerned about clothing that was sized too small or tight, so much so that they included a portion of the letter that addresses “sausage rolls.”

“Please remember as you select an outfit for the awards assembly that we don’t want to be looking at sausage rolls. As you get dressed, remember that you can’t put 10 pounds of mud in a five-pound sack.”

Parents say the wording was chosen poorly. One student who posted an image of the letter to her Facebook account, senior Brianna Burtop, says that the letter is insulting to female students and that weight is not comedic.

“I didn’t know it was okay to insult your female students. Weight shouldn’t be used for comedic relief.”

What do you think of the “sexist” letter sent home by the Biglerville High School? Do you think the wording could have been chosen better for addressing dress code issues?

[Image via Brianna Burtop / Facebook]

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