Dress code drama

High school administrators tell girls to cover their “sausage roll”


Officials at Biglerville high school in Pennsylvania triggered a backlash with a nasty letter sent home to students advising female students to cover their “sausage rolls” along with other questionable dress code guidelines for a pre-graduation awards ceremony. The most explosive portion of the letter, directed at “ladies,” read like so: “No bellies showing, keep ‘the girls’ covered and supported, and make sure that nothing is so small that all your bits and pieces are hanging out. Please remember as you select an outfit for the awards assembly that we don’t want to be looking at ‘sausage roll’ as Mrs. Elliott calls them. As you get dressed remember that you can’t put 10 pounds of mud in a five-pound sack.” Not surprisingly, the colorfully-phrased letter ignited outrage among parents and students. “You’re supposed to feel safe and comfortable here. For a letter like that to come from the administration is really appalling,” one student remarked. In a response, the school lamented some of the “unfortunate word choices” in the letter and explained it away by saying it was drafted years ago by someone who has since retired.

Read the full story at The Huffington Post.

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