The way girls dress

A school board member in the Perham-Dent School District has given public voice to something we old curmudgeons have been muttering since the days when we dropped our kids off at school: how do those girls get out of the house dressed like that?

“They looked like they were at a brothel rather than at a football game,” said Bridgit Pankonin at a recent school board meeting, as reported by the Worthington Daily Globe (registration possibly required).

The Minnesota State High School League spectator conduct policy says only that attire must cover the entire torso.

In the end, the school board decided not to try to legislate the attire girls — or boys for that matter — wear away from school, figuring that merely raising the subject would start a conversation in the district.