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Search Search. Menu Sections. My friend's year old daughter went to her first disco last week. My friend paused, sighed and said, "Like a hooker. B ut her daughter's attire — or lack thereof — is nothing unusual. We have all seen teenage girls queuing outside nightclubs in skirts and shorts that frankly contain less material than a pair of knickers. A lot of them do, in fact, look like hookers. Teenage girls dressing provocatively is nothing new, Twiggy was showing a lot of thigh back in the 60s. But a recent incident in the US where a group of fathers reacted harshly to a girl in a mini-dress has caused quite a stir. Last week, year-old Claire Ettinger of Richmond, Virginia, was kicked out of her prom because some of the dads chaperoning the event thought her dress and dancing would give their boys "impure thoughts.
By Radhika Sanghani. Dr Rory Fox is on a crusade. The head teacher of the Ryde Academy on the Isle of Wight is so fed up with seeing his female students in short skirts and tight trousers that when girls were found wearing them, he removed them from their lessons. The 'short skirts ban' began last month, where Dr Fox told parents that the school dress code was changing. Five weeks before the end of the school year, he explained that skirts could only be worn to the knee, and trousers could not be too close fitting you have to be able to pinch an inch of material from the knee when sitting down. When students then came into school with uniform that did not comply with the new rules set out in his letter, he took action. Year 7 aged and Year 8 students were removed from lessons, while Year 9 and Year 10 pupils were sent home to change. Naturally, it resulted in lots of humiliated teens and angry parents. So why did Dr Fox finally crack down on school skirts? What made him go to such extreme lengths to rid his school of female thighs - and why now?