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Dress Codes

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

Karen Mangiacotti | Posted 10.17.2014 | 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 10.02.2014 | 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 09.23.2014 | 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...

Teacher Resigns For Saying She Wanted To Measure Student's 'Boobage'

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.29.2012 | Education

Joan Bannister, a 53-year-old former math teacher resigned after she allegedly approached a female student with a ruler and said she wanted to "measur...

GOP Lawmaker Explains Playing Hooky For Two Months

Easley Patch | Carolyn Farr Smith | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics

Republican State Representative Eric J. Bikas said that he hasn't been to Columbia in two months, after he was asked to leave in January. Bikas, 25...

Queeries: What To Wear When It Seems No One Cares Anymore

Steven Petrow | Posted 05.13.2012 | Gay Voices
Steven Petrow

It's simply a fact of modern life that attire, whether in the office, a night on the town, or even a cocktail party, is a lot more informal than it once was. In my book, that's not the end of the world as we know it, nor does it mean you need to follow suit.

Cancer Survivor Suspended For Growing Hair For Locks Of Love

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 01.30.2012 | Education

After learning a family friend's sister had been diagnosed with cancer, 17-year-old leukemia survivor J.T. Gaskins decided to grow out his hair for Lo...

School Uses Sharpie To Fill In Lines Shaved Into Student's Hair

Posted 12.13.2011 | Education

A Texas student is upset with school officials, saying administrators went too far when they used a permanent marker to fill in lines shaved into his ...

Mother Faces Assault Charges For Attacking Principal Over This Shirt

Posted 10.30.2011 | Education

The mother of a Stockton, Calif. elementary school student is under arrest for physically attacking her son's school principal over a dress code viola...

How This School District And Parents Feel About These

AP | Posted 10.25.2011 | Education

CATASAUQUA, Pa. -- Students in a Pennsylvania school district have gotten approval to remain fashion forward. The Morning Call of Allentown reports t...