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Dress Codes

Dress Codes Blame The Victim

Mike Domitrz | Posted 12.14.2016 | Women
Mike Domitrz

Dress codes can be a form of victim blaming. What is the intent of a dress code? If the intent of a dress code is to “protect” against unwanted ad...

Teen Told Cancer Survivor Shirt Violates School Dress Code

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 11.11.2016 | Parents

A teen in Florida who beat cancer and wore a shirt with the word “survivor” on it has been told his attire didn’t adhere to dress code at his hi...

The Problem With Dress Code Defiance

Laura Hanby Hudgens | Posted 08.08.2016 | Parents
Laura Hanby Hudgens

Very soon school will be back in session. And even though this will mark the official end of summer, the weather will still be hot. Fortunately for st...

JetBlue Told Woman She Couldn't Fly Because Her Shorts Were Too Short

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.01.2016 | Women

A JetBlue passenger says she was asked by a gate agent in Boston to change her shorts before she would be allowed on her flight to Seattle, Mashable r...

Female Lawmakers Are Not Having It With This Bulls**t Dress Code

Associated Press | Hilary Hanson | Posted 01.25.2016 | Women

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A dress code imposed by a Kansas Senate committee chairman that prohibits women testifying on bills from wearing low-cut necklin...

Your School Dress Code Is Not Body Shaming

Jenny Evans | Posted 11.10.2016 | Education
Jenny Evans

Every fall you can expect a flurry of articles clogging up your Facebook newsfeed, decrying the "body shaming" dress codes of someone's kid's school. And no matter what the specifics of the article, the reader comments are the same.

HS Principal Says Dress Codes Are Necessary To 'Preserve' Girls' Virginity

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.30.2015 | Women

Please be advised: Dress codes are designed to protect women from their male peers. At least, that's what Jim Bazen, the principal of Plymouth Christ...

Teen Writes Searing Takedown Of Her School’s Sexist Dress Code

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 11.16.2015 | Women

After being sent home because of her skirt, a high school student used social media to speak out against dress code rules. On Oct. 27, Carey Burgess p...

School Flyer Offers Lesson in What Not to Say About Girl's Clothes

Gretchen Kelly | Posted 10.07.2016 | Parents
Gretchen Kelly

Girls are bombarded. Daily. Hourly. Constantly. With the shoulds and the should nots. You should act this way. You should project this image. You should be careful not to project this image.

Every Reason Your School's Gendered Dress Code Is Probably a Sexist Mess

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 09.25.2016 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Dress code conflicts announced the beginning of the school year with a bang. Usually, I'd provide an example, but it makes more sense to talk about the Missouri Legislature, where a few weeks ago, a dress code for interns was proposed, to much dismay and no small amount of ridicule.

How to Stop Policing Girls and Women

Stephanie Hepburn | Posted 08.24.2016 | Impact
Stephanie Hepburn

Unfortunately, policing of females doesn't diminish as we get older and it trickles into our social lives, our interactions with the general public and at work. Dress codes -- on paper or through verbal expectations -- are an easy way to determine if there is disparate treatment of the genders.

When Summer Sun Exposes Too Much in the Workplace

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 07.15.2016 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

The summer sun is finally here, and employees across the country are rolling up their sleeves and perhaps even wearing tank tops, shorts, halter dresses, shoes with no socks, or flip-flops to work. But are they exposing more skin, tattoos, and/or piercing than is appropriate?

Are You Ready for Summer... Policies?

Great Work Cultures | Posted 07.16.2016 | Business
Great Work Cultures

Policies should motivate and empower team members at every level of the organization to do their best work. When these type of policies are implemented, you're in position to create the ultimate win/win.

School's Dress Code Breaks Gender Norms In A Cute (And Stylish) Way

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 06.09.2015 | Teen

A Thai university is proof that, no matter how students choose to express their gender identity through clothing, adults will forever be nagging stude...

Everybody! Wear The Pants on June 11

Helen Cordes | Posted 06.05.2016 | Women
Helen Cordes

Our girl members are often baffled that female pants-wearing is even an issue. Why wouldn't we all be baffled, really? What is so heinous about females donning the same things that men routinely wear?

Why Don't Christians Wear Their 'Sunday Best' to Church Anymore?

Timothy Merrill | Posted 05.13.2016 | Religion
Timothy Merrill

If you're headed out the door this morning in a suit or a chic outfit, and if you're under the age of 92, I can say with absolute certainly, that it is not Sunday and that you're not going to church.

How The Clothing You Wear Affects The Way You Think

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.14.2015 | Science

Many modern offices, especially in creative fields, are pretty laissez faire when it comes to the dress code. Jeans and a T-shirt are often considered...

Back Off, Dress Codes. This is Not Your Call.

Karen Mangiacotti | Posted 12.17.2014 | Parents
Karen Mangiacotti

Make no mistake: dress codes are increasingly becoming an excuse for sexualizing women and disgracing young girls for the apparent pleasure of those in power. It's bullsh*t.

What's Wrong With Denigrating Girls and Women in Schools?

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 12.02.2014 | Education
Soraya Chemaly

Sexism, gender-based double standards, and male entitlement are so normalized that girls think sexual assault and violence are just a "part of life" that they have to live with. Not to put too fine a point on it, but this is seriously f***ed up.

It's Time for Schools to Ban Redskins Merchandise

Greg Schwanbeck | Posted 11.23.2014 | Education
Greg Schwanbeck

How should a teacher react if a student arrives to class wearing a t-shirt that shouts a repugnant racial slur in large, all capital letters across the chest? The answer ought to be clear.

School Dress Codes: The Funny-Not-Funny Video You Have to See

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 11.05.2014 | Parents
Soraya Chemaly

Dress codes have less to do with sexy than with social order. They are like sumptuary laws, frequently, unconsciously or not, designed to protect a sexist, frequently racist and homophobic status quo and kids know it.

These Quotes Nail Everything That's Wrong With School Dress Codes

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 07.02.2014 | Teen

"I understand that girls shouldn't be coming to school with their butts or chests hanging out, but there has to be a happy medium."

Being Asked To Follow Dress Code Rules Isn't Harassment -- It's Life

Ally Del Monte | Posted 06.11.2014 | Teen
Ally Del Monte

High school is not just a place where you learn how to be yourself, it's a place where you learn to function in society and like it or not, society has rules.

Student Accuses School Of 'Shaming Girls For Their Bodies' With Dress Code

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.02.2014 | Teen

A Canadian teen who says she was recently admonished for violating her school’s dress code is accusing school officials of shaming female students. ...

Deciphering Cryptic Holiday Dress Codes

Amy Tara Koch | Posted 02.08.2014 | Style
Amy Tara Koch

Holiday dressing is all about stepping up one's style; adding a dash of flash, a higher heel, some sequins and a bold, red lip. But, the plethora of party dress codes has confused legions of ladies. Can one wear fishnets to an office celebration?