HUFFINGTON POST
03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

French Students Protest Over Right To Wear Sexy Clothes

by Isabella Enock, The Independent

Schools across France are facing revolts from students demanding the right to wear raunchy clothing banned by educators.

The protests, which some observers say signals a new sexualisation of French teenage life, began at Lycée Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire in Essonne, south of Paris, where teenagers protested by coming into school for two days running in skimpy clothes. At Lycée Condorcet d'Arcachon in Gironde, 200 students recently took to the town to protest against a new dress code, which stated that students could not wear low-slung trousers, short garments or piercings. "We're at school, we don't want to feel like we are in a prison," one student said.


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