dress codes

Warm D.C. weather reignites the debate over dress codes on Capitol Hill, and women’s rights to bare arms.
I am young, but I have my own opinions and I am eager to voice them, no matter what anyone else says.
Dress codes can be a form of victim blaming. What is the intent of a dress code? If the intent of a dress code is to “protect
We hated the dress code. We hated it, but we toughed it out. Yes, the sexualization and objectification of women is a problem
"Oh, for crying out loud, what century is this?"
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.
"By requiring female students to dress modestly, we are not penalizing them. We are protecting them!"
"I learned something very important about myself: I am a whore."
Girls are bombarded. Daily. Hourly. Constantly. With the shoulds and the should nots. You should act this way. You should project this image. You should be careful not to project this image.
Dress code conflicts announced the beginning of the school year with a bang. Usually, I'd provide an example, but it makes more sense to talk about the Missouri Legislature, where a few weeks ago, a dress code for interns was proposed, to much dismay and no small amount of ridicule.
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.
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?