The transition to high school announced itself in the form of the middle school prom. Somewhere in that elusive moment between childhood and adulthood, my daughter floats in her too-short dress. Or, rather, in her Spandex underpants.
We can teach our children there's a time and place for cocktail or beach attire without shaming girls for their bodies. And we need to teach and show boys that a girl's attire or presence at a party doesn't mean she's fair game.
I cannot fathom the idea that while males have a certain degree of freedom in their physical expression, female students of all ages are constantly sent home for "distractions" ranging from pink hair to nose piercings to strapless prom dresses.
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While dress codes are important so that students aren't wearing anything offensive, inappropriate or containing profanity, it is wrong for public schools to set strict restrictions, especially those of which unfairly target young ladies.
I personally dread going to career fairs but I've found that they are much less scary and intimidating if you prepare yourself ahead of time so I thought I'd pass a long a few tips and let you learn from my mistakes.
While Dwight D. Eisenhower was President, the country built up its military industrial complex, built the first interstate highway system, and created suburbs as cities expanded outward and the population swelled with middle class dreams.
Next time someone tells you to 'dress for success' or to 'dress for the job you want', take them seriously. Trying to decide what to wear can be one of the most stressful aspects of an interview, and it can surprisingly have a huge impact on how the interview turns out.
The era of casual dress crept up on us slowly, but now every organization this side of Wall Street seems to have taken up the khaki banner. (And even Wall Street is apparently not immune to the trend.)
When one Illinois middle school cluelessly decided to ban leggings and yoga pants because they were "distracting to the boys," they probably didn't have any idea it would be the catalyst to a national conversation about dress codes in school.