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How to Stop Policing Girls and Women

Stephanie Hepburn | Posted 08.24.2015 | 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 07.17.2015 | 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 07.16.2015 | 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 06.05.2015 | 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 05.13.2015 | 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?

Dress Codes and Other Sorry Excuses for Policing Identity

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Marianne Mollmann

Dress codes facilitate abuse, first by enforcing the notion that there is a "right" and a "wrong" way to dress, and that transgressers can and should be punished, and secondly by normalizing the punishment. There is no legitimate reason for this.

Junior High Bans Girls' Tight Pants Because They Distract Boys

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 04.09.2013 | Parents

Last week a Petaluma, Calif., junior high school placed a ban on girls' tight-fitting pants because the boys were reportedly getting too distracted. T...

Girl Suspended For Untucked Shirt

Posted 10.19.2012 | Education

Parents of 12-year-old Danielle O'Neal are threatening to sue North Carolina's Pamlico County Schools after their daughter was suspended for a partial...

Teen Sent Home For Wearing 'I Enjoy Vagina' T-Shirt

Posted 10.04.2012 | Education

"They use the word in class -- why can't I, on a shirt?"

Stansbury High School Girls Barred From Dance For 'Short' Dresses

AP | Posted 10.03.2012 | Education

TOOELE, Utah -- A Utah public high school principal has apologized to dozens of teens who were turned away from their homecoming dance because their d...

The Key To A Perfect Relationship: Four Fights A Year

Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.06.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

We both know is that in every long-term relationship, once in awhile you need to let off steam. We save up the small injustices along the way and four times a year unleash them. The stated reason for the quarrel has nothing to do with what's really going on.

Abu Dhabi To Welcome Tourists With Behavioral Guidelines

Posted 07.05.2012 | Travel

Nothing says “make yourself at home” quite like a list of rules. This is apparently the thinking behind the new behavior guides that Abu Dhabi...

Students Protest Dress Codes On 'Slutty Wednesday'

Posted 06.08.2012 | Teen

In a protest against the school's new dress code, students at Stuyvesant High School in New York City took a stand against the administration. Yesterd...

The 'Inappropriate' Outfit That Got My Daughter Into Trouble

SParker | Posted 10.20.2013 | Parents
SParker

Yesterday I get one of "those" phone calls that parents dread. My daughter had been escorted to the front office by the principal, and was cooling her heels there until a parent could come in and sort stuff out. Her life of crime had begun.

Shirts Supporting Dad Paralyzed In War Cause Girls To Be Punished By Elementary School

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 04.27.2012 | Education

Two girls from James Master Elementary School in Converse, Texas, are in trouble after officials claimed their t-shirts, which bore logos of the non-p...