school dress codes

A teacher told her 12-year-old her skirt looked like it was for "clubbing."
I've sailed these spring waters for 18 years and can testify that there are no easy answers, but a good start is to recognize
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.
"I learned something very important about myself: I am a whore."
"The degradation of young women in the school system is a real, legitimate issue."
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.
A California high school in 2013 banned girls from wearing popular styles of tight-fitting pants like skinny jeans and leggings
West Side School District superintendent Spencer Barzee told The Huffington Post that state and federal laws prevent him
"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."
Seems simple enough, but the notice, which defends teens trying to beat the heat, has become the topic of stories across
“While it seems like society has a long way to go on issues of gender identity, the fact that these youths stepped up should
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.
“It was right after first period,” Larkin told ABC News. “I was in the hallway and I got stopped by a teacher who told me
The student's mother previously explained their religious practices to the district board of education with a letter from
"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."
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.
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