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School Dress Codes

Mom Fires Back At School's Dress Code Approach After Daughter ‘Humiliated'

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 09.27.2016 | Parents

After a teacher sent her daughter to the principal’s office for a skirt deemed suitable for “clubbing,” one mom is speaking out. On Sept. 21, Re...

Dress Codes in Schools: Spaghetti Straps, Midriffs; Adults' Need for Control

Steve Nelson | Posted 05.31.2016 | Education
Steve Nelson

Welcome to spring in the school world! With the warmer weather, adolescents shed their winter feathers and, as in the current case in Woodstock,VT, ...

Your School Dress Code Is Not Body Shaming

Jenny Evans | Posted 11.11.2015 | 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.

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...

The Amazing Way Teens Are Protesting A New Dress Code Policy

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.02.2015 | Women

Teen girls' bodies are not "A" distraction. Young women at Charleston County School of the Arts school in North Charleston, SC are wearing scarlet let...

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.

This Teen Is Calling Out Her School's Sexist Dress Code With A Literal Fashion Statement

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 05.27.2015 | Teen

A Toronto high schooler made an unusual birthday wish this week when she asked her fellow female students to sport a crop top at school the next day. ...

High School Senior Suspended On Last Day Of School Over Dress Length

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 05.21.2015 | Teen

An Idaho high school senior is speaking out after she was suspended with just minutes left in the school year because of a dispute about the length of...

This Teen's Letter Nails Exactly What's Wrong With High School Dress Codes

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 05.14.2015 | Teen

"If you are truly so concerned that a boy in this school will get distracted by my upper back and shoulders then he needs to be sent home and practice self control."

Prep School's Dress Code Addressed In The Best Way Possible

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 05.07.2015 | Teen

As the temperatures rise and students get ready for summer break, one 17-year-old posted an important notice at a prep school: "Girls wear shorts in o...

Students Stand Up For Teens Who Say They Were Sent Home For Cross-Dressing

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.20.2014 | Teen

Teens at a Washington state high school are standing up for students who say they were sent home from school for dressing up like the opposite sex. ...

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.

The Embarrassing Outfit One School Made A Teen Wear For Violating The Dress Code

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.05.2014 | Teen

A Florida student says she is embarrassed by the punishment she received after violating her school's dress code, reports ABC News. Fifteen-year-o...

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...

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.

A Dress Code of Her Own: Teaching Our Girls Body Confidence

Lisa Sadikman | Posted 08.10.2014 | Parents
Lisa Sadikman

More than telling our girls what is and isn't appropriate to wear, we need to teach them how to love and respect their bodies and really own them

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. ...

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 and Other Sorry Excuses for Policing Identity

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

District Issues Cheerleader Uniforms, Then Bans Them From Class

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.28.2013 | Parents

Some parents in a Florida school district are upset that cheerleaders are being prohibited from wearing their uniforms to class, despite the fact that...

Why These Students Are Protesting Their School Dress Code (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Krystie Yandoli | Posted 06.01.2013 | Teen

Grace and Patrice DiChristina -- two sisters who attend Greenwich High School in CT. -- thought that their school's dress code was unfair and encourag...

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 Suspended For Pink Hair Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness

Posted 10.08.2012 | Education

South Carolina mother Denise Sargent is upset that her daughter Rheanne was suspended for dying her hair pink to support National Breast Cancer Awaren...