Dress Code

We picked this topic because it is a real problem in this school. The dress code is way more strict this year, and it’s honestly dumb. The dress code is sexist, only the girls are getting dress coded, and some of the girls just get dress coded because of their body type, because it’s too “distracting”, but really the guys just need to learn to keep it in their pants. We asked a student how she felt about the dress code and this is what she had to say, “I think dress code is stupid because we are forced to cover up our skin, but students are aloud to wear revealing things, such as guys wearing tank tops, which shows their shoulders and their chest.” This student is 100% right, the guys don’t get dress coded at all, they can have their whole chest hanging out and no one says anything. We also asked a teacher how she felt and this is what she had to say, “Girls get dress coded because our society has been brainwashed by patriarchy and misogyny.” She also said, “The dress code makes me angry. It’s sexist and outdated. It provokes females from showing their shoulders, but ignores the potential nudity exhibited by the boys.” We come to school to learn, we don’t get up at 6:30 every morning to come to a building where random strangers are telling us how to dress. We just think the school system should focus on the teaching, and the students learning rather than what they are wearing. These are the reasons we think dress code is a real problem in the school.