Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Problem with Dress Codes

Middle School Girls Picket for the Right to Wear Leggings

The girls’ cause is about much more than the right to bear L’eggs. By emphasizing the disruptive consequences of leggings, administrators are attempting to fix boys’ juvenile behavior by placing an unfair burden on the girls who are supposedly distracting them. (As Hasty put it: “Not being able to wear leggings because it’s ‘too distracting for boys’ is giving us the impression we should be guilty for what guys do.”) The result is that the school is actually preventing these girls from focusing on their schoolwork by asking them to pay more attention to their own bodies.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/gender_law/2014/03/the-problem-with-dress-codes.html

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