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Girls Clothing Limits in summer.

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Some parents limit clothing for their children during the summer.

We've heard a lot about limits on boys. Lets hear about the other side of the gender divide.

This is a poll to examine if and how parents of girls limit their daughters' clothing in summer. A school chum when I was growing up lived on a sheep ranch, and very summer his parents took almost all his sister's dresses, blouses, shirts, undies, shoes, and socks away and told her that little girls don't need any of it in summertime. Inside their house, the most she wore in summer was shorts or a skirt with no undies, no shoes or socks, and no top. Most of the time she just goes bare, even outdoors. My buddy was limited to a pair of cutoff jeans. Off the ranch, she could wear a shirt. They were thirteen and twelve at the time, and this was in the early sixties.

My friend told me that some of the other families around also limited their kids clothes in summer. He said he knew a boy who had to go bare at home all summer long.

So,.. I'd like to know: Do your parents do this too?

1. How many girls in your family?

18% (245) 1
29% (400) 2
28% (375) 3
10% (137) 4
11% (159) 5 or more
1% (19) None.

1335 voters have answered this question.

2. How old are they? (Select all that apply):

11% (155) 5 and under
7% (102) 6
9% (129) 7
12% (169) 8
13% (178) 9
16% (220) 10
17% (232) 11
20% (271) 12
23% (312) 13
27% (367) 14
23% (310) 15
24% (321) 16
17% (232) 17
12% (162) 18
19% (261) 19 and up.

1326 voters have answered this question.

3. Where do you live?

29% (395) Western US
26% (351) Eastern US
2% (31) Alaska, Hawaii, US Territories.
1% (15) Mexico/Central America
1% (21) Caribbean
0% (10) South America
23% (303) Europe/UK
0% (5) Africa
2% (27) Asia
1% (18) Russia
5% (68) Australia/New Zealand
1% (18) Pacific islands.
4% (55) Fantasy Island, Never-Never Land, or other mythical locale.

1317 voters have answered this question.

4. What size community?

21% (284) Rural - Farm or ranch country
9% (130) Rural - Forest or other non-agricultural.
0% (9) Military base.
3% (44) Nudist colony.
19% (254) Village or small town (under 5,000 people)
13% (180) Larger town (Pop 5,000-20,000)
14% (193) Suburb of larger city.
16% (218) City over 20,000.
0% (13) Soho, Greenwich village, or Berkeley California.

1325 voters have answered this question.

5. What level of rules do your parents have on what girls in your family wear during the summer?

10% (133) Girls can wear whatever they want whenever and wherever they like.
17% (232) Girls are encouraged to wear little or nothing in hot weather.
10% (142) Girls have very strict clothing limits in summer.
44% (588) Girls have strict clothing limits all year.
17% (232) What are clothes?

1327 voters have answered this question.

6. What do girls wear inside your house during summer:

73% (979) Nothing - girls are always completely naked in the house.
6% (91) Under panties only - no shoes, and nothing above the waist.
2% (35) Under panties and bra only - no shoes, no shirt.
0% (8) Under panties and shoes only - nothing above the waist.
0% (8) Underwear and shoes only - no outer garments.
2% (37) Shorts or short skirt only. No shoes, no shirt, no undies.
2% (32) Shorts or short skirt and a sport bra, but nothing else.
0% (2) Shorts or short skirt and shoes only. No top.
0% (6) Shorts or short skirt, sport bra, and shoes. Nothing else.
0% (9) Short clothes with underwear and shoes.
0% (4) Jeans or coveralls, no shoes, and nothing above the waist.
0% (2) Jeans or coveralls and sport bra. No shoes.
0% (1) Jeans or coveralls and shoes only. Nothing else.
0% (2) Jeans or coveralls, shoes, and sport bra.
3% (41) Normal clothes with or without shoes.
5% (73) Girls can wear normal clothes, but can choose to go naked or wear as little as they like.

1330 voters have answered this question.

7. What do girls wear in the garden or yard (front or back) not visible from street or neighbors?

69% (917) Nothing - girls are always completely naked there.
5% (73) Under panties only - no shoes, and nothing above the waist.
2% (37) Under panties and bra only - no shoes, no shirt.
1% (25) Under panties and shoes only - nothing above the waist.
0% (13) Underwear and shoes only - no outer garments.
3% (48) Shorts or short skirt only. No shoes, no shirt, no undies.
2% (33) Shorts or short skirt and a sport bra, but nothing else.
1% (18) Shorts or short skirt and shoes only. No top.
0% (13) Shorts or short skirt, sport bra, and shoes. Nothing else.
0% (10) Short clothes with underwear and shoes.
0% (6) Jeans or coveralls, no shoes, and nothing above the waist.
0% (1) Jeans or coveralls and sport bra. No shoes.
0% (2) Jeans or coveralls and shoes only. Nothing else.
0% (3) Jeans or coveralls, shoes, and sport bra.
3% (42) Normal clothes with or without shoes.
5% (76) Girls can wear normal clothes, but can choose to go naked or wear as little as they like.

1317 voters have answered this question.

8. What do girls wear in garden or yard areas that are fully visible from street, neighbors, or by people outside the family?

44% (585) Nothing - girls are always completely naked there.
11% (150) Under panties only - no shoes, and nothing above the waist.
5% (70) Under panties and bra only - no shoes, no shirt.
1% (21) Under panties and shoes only - nothing above the waist.
1% (18) Underwear and shoes only - no outer garments.
7% (97) Shorts or short skirt only. No shoes, no shirt, no undies.
7% (100) Shorts or short skirt and a sport bra, but nothing else.
1% (20) Shorts or short skirt and shoes only. No top.
3% (45) Shorts or short skirt, sport bra, and shoes. Nothing else.
1% (20) Short clothes with underwear and shoes.
0% (10) Jeans or coveralls, no shoes, and nothing above the waist.
0% (6) Jeans or coveralls and sport bra. No shoes.
0% (8) Jeans or coveralls and shoes only. Nothing else.
0% (2) Jeans or coveralls, shoes, and sport bra.
6% (86) Normal clothes with or without shoes.
5% (75) Girls can wear normal clothes, but can choose to go naked or wear as little as they like.

1313 voters have answered this question.

9. What do girls wear when visiting relatives or friends of your parents

49% (654) Nothing - girls are always completely naked on visits.
6% (79) Under panties only - no shoes, and nothing above the waist.
3% (41) Under panties and bra only - no shoes, no shirt.
1% (14) Under panties and shoes only - nothing above the waist.
0% (12) Underwear and shoes only - no outer garments.
4% (61) Shorts or short skirt only. No shoes, no shirt, no undies.
5% (74) Shorts or short skirt and a sport bra, but nothing else.
2% (27) Shorts or short skirt and shoes only. No top.
3% (50) Shorts or short skirt, sport bra, and shoes. Nothing else.
3% (49) Short clothes with underwear and shoes.
0% (7) Jeans or coveralls, no shoes, and nothing above the waist.
0% (9) Jeans or coveralls and sport bra. No shoes.
0% (7) Jeans or coveralls and shoes only. Nothing else.
0% (7) Jeans or coveralls, shoes, and sport bra.
9% (127) Normal clothes with or without shoes.
7% (93) Girls can wear normal clothes, but can choose to go naked or wear as little as they like.

1311 voters have answered this question.

10. What do girls wear to go out shopping, to restaurants, or into other public places?

21% (286) Nothing - girls are always completely naked in these places.
3% (47) Under panties only - no shoes, and nothing above the waist.
1% (24) Under panties and bra only - no shoes, no shirt.
0% (13) Under panties and shoes only - nothing above the waist.
0% (12) Underwear and shoes only - no outer garments.
5% (72) Shorts or short skirt only. No shoes, no shirt, no undies.
10% (137) Shorts or short skirt and a sport bra, but nothing else.
2% (27) Shorts or short skirt and shoes only. No top.
14% (186) Shorts or short skirt, sport bra, and shoes. Nothing else.
7% (96) Short clothes with underwear and shoes.
1% (20) Jeans or coveralls, no shoes, and nothing above the waist.
1% (20) Jeans or coveralls and sport bra. No shoes.
1% (16) Jeans or coveralls and shoes only. Nothing else.
1% (19) Jeans or coveralls, shoes, and sport bra.
16% (214) Normal clothes with or without shoes.
8% (116) Girls can wear normal clothes, but can choose to go naked or wear as little as they like.

1305 voters have answered this question.

11. Are girls in your family required to sleep naked?

77% (1006) Yes - its required.
17% (230) No, but allowed to sleep naked by own choice.
2% (29) No. Required to wear at least panties.
2% (39) No. Required to wear PJ's or nightgown.

1304 voters have answered this question.

12. What are the rules for the upper bodies of girls who have reached the point where their breasts are developing?

15% (195) Big-breasted girls are allowed a bra or halter. Small-breasted girls go by little girl rules.
29% (382) No change. Girls still wear nothing above the waist.
54% (698) Boobs or no boobs, girls in our family must be naked all summer long!

1275 voters have answered this question.

13. What are the clothing rules during a girl's period?

13% (173) Girls on their period must wear a sanitary belt and pad, even when otherwise naked.
54% (687) Girls are always naked at home, and must use tampons that do not show.
11% (144) Girls on their period must let it run down their leg.
20% (258) Girls on their period must wear shorts to cover the arrangements.

1262 voters have answered this question.

14. Visitors == What do girls wear when they have friends visit?

77% (996) The rules for girls clothes remain the same.
4% (62) Girls are allowed to put on shorts or a short skirt only. No shoes, and no top.
7% (99) Girls are allowed to put on shorts or short skirt and a top, but must remain barefoot.
4% (63) Girls can wear normal clothes.
2% (29) Girls must dress in normal clothes.
2% (32) Girls must put on a dress.
0% (10) Girls must wear clothes that cover them from neck to ankles whenever visitors are present.

1291 voters have answered this question.

15. What are the rules for school friends or other young female visitors in the house.

38% (498) Visiting girls cannot come in unless they strip down to family girls limits..
1% (22) Visiting girls must wear one item less per yr ynger than host, older may add one
17% (219) Visiting girls must be completely naked and barefoot at all times.
8% (107) Visiting girls must be barefoot, but otherwise wear what they like.
32% (420) Visiting girls can wear what they like, but family girls stick to family rules.
1% (19) My parents don't allow visitors in summertime.

1285 voters have answered this question.

16. What do girls wear when relatives or parent's adult friends come to visit?

78% (995) The rules for girls clothes remain the same.
5% (65) Girls are allowed to put on shorts or a short skirt only. No shoes, and no top.
5% (76) Girls are allowed to put on shorts or short skirt and a top, but must remain barefoot.
4% (52) Girls can wear normal clothes.
3% (39) Girls must dress in normal clothes.
2% (35) Girls must put on a dress.
0% (12) Girls must wear clothes that cover them from neck to ankles whenever visitors are present.

1274 voters have answered this question.

17. What do girls wear when strangers (tradesmen,..etc) are in the house?

68% (874) The rules for girls clothes remain the same.
6% (82) Girls are allowed to put on shorts or a short skirt only. No shoes, and no top.
10% (134) Girls are allowed to put on shorts or short skirt and a top, but must remain barefoot.
5% (69) Girls can wear normal clothes.
4% (58) Girls must dress in normal clothes.
3% (49) Girls must put on a dress.
1% (15) Girls must wear clothes that cover them from neck to ankles whenever visitors are present.

1281 voters have answered this question.

18. Coming and Going == What do girls wear while travelling in the car?

47% (608) Nothing - girls are always completely naked in the car.
4% (55) Under panties only - no shoes, and nothing above the waist.
5% (67) Under panties and bra only - no shoes, no shirt.
1% (16) Under panties and shoes only - nothing above the waist.
1% (18) Underwear and shoes only - no outer garments.
3% (44) Shorts or short skirt only. No shoes, no shirt, no undies.
6% (81) Shorts or short skirt and a sport bra, but nothing else.
1% (20) Shorts or short skirt and shoes only. No top.
4% (61) Shorts or short skirt, sport bra, and shoes. Nothing else.
2% (36) Short clothes with underwear and shoes.
0% (6) Jeans or coveralls, no shoes, and nothing above the waist.
0% (12) Jeans or coveralls and sport bra. No shoes.
0% (9) Jeans or coveralls and shoes only. Nothing else.
0% (7) Jeans or coveralls, shoes, and sport bra.
10% (139) Normal clothes with or without shoes.
8% (107) Girls can wear normal clothes, but can choose to go naked if they like.

1286 voters have answered this question.

19. If you come in from shopping or somewhere else, when and where do girls strip down to their "at home" clothing:

22% (276) Right inside the door.
29% (360) On the porch - Girls are never allowed inside with "outside clothes" on.
30% (380) Before getting out of the car.
11% (137) In bedroom.
3% (40) In the living room.
3% (39) Girls don't have to strip; only boys have clothing limits or go naked in this family!

1232 voters have answered this question.

20. When picked up or returning from shopping, do the girls in your family have to strip to their allowed travel clothing when they get into the car?

57% (699) Yes.
6% (73) Yes, but must wait until the car is moving.
9% (112) Yes, but must keep town clothes on until out of town.
26% (325) No, but encouraged or allowed to ride as bare as they wish.

1209 voters have answered this question.

21. Forced nudity == In other surveys, boys report having to be completely naked in some places. When/where are girls required to be completely nude?

11% (144) Just for bathing.
5% (72) At home indoors.
15% (194) At home indoors and outdoors (unless publicly visible).
8% (107) At home indoors and outdoors even if visible from street.
3% (44) At home and when travelling in the car.
12% (156) Home, car, and at homes of relatives.
8% (113) Home, car, relatives, and around our street or neighborhood.
3% (45) Home, car, relatives, neighborhood, and at local shops and markets.
23% (304) Anywhere and Everywhere - including malls, church, restaurants.
7% (94) Never required to go naked.

1273 voters have answered this question.

22. If girls are not required to be completely naked, are they allowed or encouraged to do so, and if so, where?

5% (63) At home indoors.
12% (136) At home indoors and outdoors (unless publicly visible).
7% (82) At home indoors and outdoors even if visible from street.
4% (52) At home and when travelling in the car.
9% (95) Home, car, and at homes of relatives.
9% (96) Home, car, relatives, and around our street or neighborhood.
4% (51) Home, car, relatives, neighborhood, and at local shops and markets.
39% (414) Anywhere and Everywhere - including malls, church, restaurants.
6% (66) Not allowed to go naked except for bathing.

1055 voters have answered this question.

23. Girls: How do you feel about being required or encouraged to be naked as much as possible?

50% (611) OK. I really like being bare.
21% (259) Its OK, but I might like to wear some clothes sometimes.
2% (29) Its not cool to be naked.
19% (241) I hate it, but my parents make me.
5% (68) Not applicable - I don't have to be naked.

1208 voters have answered this question.

24. Are the girls in your family forbidden use of footwear during the summer?

13% (169) At home indoors.
8% (108) At home indoors and out.
7% (100) At home and when travelling in the car.
9% (117) At home, relatives, and around our street or neighborhood.
5% (73) At home, relatives, neighborhood, and at local shops and markets.
26% (335) Anywhere and Everywhere - including malls, church, restaurants.
9% (125) Never required to go barefoot.
18% (232) Girls can wear shoes, but are allowed or encouraged to go barefoot anywhere they wish all summer.

1259 voters have answered this question.

25. Girls: How do you feel about your parents footwear rules?

60% (709) I like going barefoot.
17% (209) Its OK, but I'd rather wear shoes.
6% (78) The ground is too hot to be barefoot.
3% (41) Barefoot is kinda fun, but my friends think its too geeky.
11% (136) I hate it, but my parents make me.

1173 voters have answered this question.

26. Rest of your family == How do the boys in your family dress?

40% (490) Boys wear the same amount of clothing as girls.
4% (58) Boys must always wear less than girls.
2% (25) Girls get to wear shorts, Boys wear nothing.
42% (520) Boys wear normal clothes.
4% (56) Boys must always have feet and upper body bare except in stores and restaurants.
5% (62) Boys wear the same amount of clothing as girls except no shirts ever.

1211 voters have answered this question.

27. What do the parents and other adults in your family wear?

54% (671) Parents wear normal clothes. They buy them, it's their right.
4% (56) Parents wear what they want except dad never wears shoes or a shirt.
20% (247) Parents don't wear much either, but usually more than the girls in the family.
20% (249) Parents go naked.
0% (9) Don't know, my parents were locked up for making me go naked.

1232 voters have answered this question.

28. Do your parents put away the clothes that girls are not allowed to wear during the summer?

48% (586) Yes. Locked away until fall
17% (217) No. but if I wear any, I get a whipping.
20% (250) No. they trust me to follow the rules.
13% (158) No. I wear what I wear by my own choice.

1211 voters have answered this question.

29. Opinions == Girls: Do you like what you get to wear?

16% (200) Yes, but I wish they'd let me go bare!
50% (592) Yes. It's just right and very comfortable.
15% (187) Yes, but I'd like to wear a little more.
21% (258) No! My parents keep me too bare.
9% (111) No. It's too cold sometimes.
7% (91) No. I'm ashamed of my body.

1183 voters have answered this question.

30. Girls: If you have ever asked your parents why they limit your clothes, what was the answer?

43% (505) Little girls don't need to wear so much in summer.
50% (581) Its too hot - no reason to wear clothes.
21% (247) Discipline reasons. this is how they punish me.
30% (355) To keep my suntan flawless.
44% (515) To make me strong and healthy.
32% (372) To keep from having to do laundry.
28% (325) Keep my clothes clean and undamaged for when school starts.
13% (151) Other - post in comment.

1156 voters have answered this question.

31. Girls: Do you think your parents are perverts for making you dress (or undress) this way?

18% (219) Yes. They like oogling my body all the time, and make me show myself off to their icky friends.
18% (212) No. But I still don't like it.
58% (686) No. My parents love and respect me, and I love dressing the way I do at home.
5% (59) Don't know what to think; post a comment.

1176 voters have answered this question.

32. Girls: Do you think it's proper to treat girls this way.

12% (139) OK for boys, but girls deserve more privacy.
27% (313) OK for both boys and girls at home.
24% (280) OK for both boys and girls anywhere.
30% (356) Better than OK; it helps eliminate body shame.
22% (255) OK for girls, but boys should keep their ugly dangly bits covered!
22% (256) I wouldn't wear clothes if I could, and my suntan is the envy of all my friends.

1152 voters have answered this question.

33. What do your friends think of your parents rules?

46% (557) Don't care. They strip off when they come to visit.
3% (41) Don't care, but refuse to visit so they won't have to strip.
18% (225) Don't care, but they don't have to strip when they visit either.
8% (99) They agree with me that it stinks.
25% (304) They agree with me that it's cool.
26% (312) They have similar rules at home.
20% (245) They wish they had similar rules at home.
5% (62) The kids in my school think I'm odd, so I don't have any friends.

1186 voters have answered this question.

34. Girls: Where do you think your parents got the idea for your family clothing rules?

31% (366) It's the way my Dad or Mum grew up.
13% (156) Something they read about raising kids.
7% (85) I was caught stripping off with the neighbor boy.
3% (41) They heard it from my wierd uncle Harold.
8% (97) All the kids in our area live this way.
6% (78) It's the law in our town.
29% (339) Don't know.

1162 voters have answered this question.

This poll was created on 2003-11-03 04:43:16 by AkMike
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