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School Dress Code

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.

Plaid Kilt or Mini Skirt? That Is the Question

Sophia Armenakas | Posted 08.21.2015 | Teen
Sophia Armenakas

The debate on school uniforms and dress codes is intensifying as many parents and educators are increasingly concerned about the trend toward inappropriate dress in schools.

The Ridiculous Dress Code Rule That Made This Teen's Outfit 'Inappropriate'

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 08.20.2015 | Parents

A Kentucky mom shared her frustrations with a local high school's dress code after her daughter was allegedly sent to the principal's office for weari...

Dress Code? Spandex

Pia de Jong | Posted 06.16.2015 | Parents
Pia de Jong

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.

Virgin, Schmirgin

Marci Auld Glass | Posted 06.02.2015 | Religion
Marci Auld Glass

When I was interviewing for my current pastoral job, one of the questions asked of me, in one of the many different conversations I had with various committees, was, "What does the Virgin Birth mean to you?"

Stop Policing Women's Bodies

Beth Cone Kramer | Posted 05.26.2015 | Women
Beth Cone Kramer

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.

Does This Dress Look Too Bare? One Utah High School Said Yes

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 01.29.2015 | Teen

When 16-year-old Gabi Finlayson stumbled upon the perfect dress, she couldn't wait to wear it to her school dance. Finlayson, who attends Lone Peak...

Student Suspended For Pink Hair After Charity 'Color Run'

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Svokos | Posted 10.22.2014 | Parents

Last weekend, elementary school student Hailey Stone of Edna, Texas, participated in a charity "color run." When she returned to school on Monday, she...

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.

Target And Sexy Clothes For Girls: Thoughts From A Mom Of Boys

Melissa Fenton | Posted 12.07.2014 | Parents
Melissa Fenton

Recently, something happened in my house and it got me thinking about how our children's clothing tastes, and maybe their perceptions of bodies and modesty, are really formed.

200 Detentions Were Given Because Of This School Dress Code

AP | Posted 11.15.2014 | Teen

NEW YORK (AP) — A strict new dress code adopted by a Staten Island school has resulted in several detentions in the last two weeks. A city Departme...

Superintendent Allegedly Calls Female Dress Code Violators 'Skanks'

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 08.28.2014 | Women

A high school superintendent in Oklahoma is in hot water over some alleged comments she made about female students' attire. At the end of school on...

Rastafarian Student Reportedly Punished At School Over Dreadlocks

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.26.2014 | Religion

A Louisiana school district’s dress code is violating a student’s constitutional rights, according to the American Civil Liberties Union. The A...

Nursing School Quickly Pulls Sign Warning Women Not To Show Cleavage

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.05.2014 | College

A sign placed in the hallways at the University of Texas at Austin's School of Nursing stating that short skirts, low-rise pants and low-cut shirts re...

School Reportedly Sends Girls Home Over Visible Bra Straps

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.30.2014 | Teen

A group of around 30 students in Canada were reportedly sent home from their high school this week for wearing clothes that the dress code deemed too ...

Parents Explain Why School's Leggings 'Ban' Sends The Wrong Message To Students

Posted 03.20.2014 | Parents

Parents at a Chicago-area middle school are speaking out against a purported ban on leggings and tight yoga pants arguing the dress code policy unfair...

Dress Codes or How Schools Skirt Around Sexism and Homophobia

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 04.21.2013 | Parents
Soraya Chemaly

Girls and LGTBQ youth are disproportionately affected by school dress codes. Challenging schools to align unexamined, traditional dress codes to contemporary values is a tangible place to start if you're interested in teaching kids to live in a diverse, tolerant society.

Parents Furious After Daughter Sent Home From School For Blue Hair

Posted 01.18.2013 | Education

The parents of a Greeley, Colo. girl are furious after their daughter was sent home from school over hair coloring. Brentwood Middle School officia...

Minnetonka High School Principal Makes Leggings Plea: 'Cover Your Butts Up'

Posted 11.20.2012 | Education

Minnetonka High School Principal Dave Adney is asking students to "keep things covered up," a request that has garnered parental support and student r...

Dad Protests Principal For Teaching Teen About Porn

Posted 11.12.2012 | Education

Steven Werner is protesting a Michigan principal's decision to educate his daughter on porn, calling it an act of bullying and demanding a written apo...

District Rejects High School's Democratic Vote To Overturn Dress Code

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 01.12.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. New Haven's superintendent of schools put his foot down on experimentation in New Haven "...

District Balks At High School's Democratic Vote To Overturn Dress Code

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 01.07.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. Students and teachers at a "turnaround" school got a double lesson in democracy: They vot...

Ohio Students Told To Remove Gay-Supporting Rainbow T-Shirts

Posted 11.02.2012 | Education

A group of Celina High School students are at the center of a contentious debate on free speech after nearly two dozen students were told to remove th...

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...

Florida Teen Fights For His 'Right To Spike'

Posted 09.28.2012 | Education

Asher Stonesifer, 17, vowed to continue his “fight for the right to spike,” even after DeLand High School principal Mitch Moyer upheld his decisio...