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Stop sexist dress codes. We’re students, not distractions.

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

Summer time is almost here, and girls are ready to break out their summer clothing to stay comfortable in the heat. But at my high school, like many schools across the country, girls are not allowed to wear tank tops that shows bra straps, or summer shorts that are “shorter than reasonable length,” whatever that means. Though not all schools state it outright, the implication is that girls’ bodies are too distracting for our male peers, and that what we wear would detract from a productive learning environment.

I recently started a petition to get my school, Foothill High School, to change their dress code. It’s my dream ...

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

Summer time is almost here, and girls are ready to break out their summer clothing to stay comfortable in the heat. But at my high ...

Barnard College’s “No Belly, No Butts, No Bras” Rule

Two weeks ago, on their first day of orientation training, Barnard College resident advisors (RAs) were surprised to learn they had to sign a “Training Expectations” contract for their first week back, promising not to show any part of their bellies, butts, or bras.

The belly-butt-bra prohibition fell under the second of the training expectations: “Dress appropriately for training.”

According to the contract, which RAs report to Feministing was not discussed or negotiated before their signing, students who did not comply with the policy would be asked by their supervisors to “go home and change.”

Two weeks ago, on their first day of orientation training, Barnard College resident advisors (RAs) were surprised to learn they had to sign a “Training Expectations” contract for their first week ...

Utah high school photoshops female students’ yearbook photos to show less skin

Administrators at a Utah high school photoshopped the yearbook photos of many female students to show less skin. Phew! With all those exposed shoulders (gasp!) and clavicles (oh my!), the yearbook could have ended up looking like a goddamn Playboy!

Administrators at a Utah high school photoshopped the yearbook photos of many female students to show less skin. Phew! With all those exposed shoulders (gasp!) and clavicles (oh my!), the yearbook could ...