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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 ...

The Wednesday Weigh-In: How are we doing in the aftermath of Sandy Hook?

Today’s post is technically more of a check-in than a weigh-in. But I hope in light of recent events you’ll forgive my semantic oversight.

We’ve covered the Sandy Hook shooting with heavy hearts.

Today, the Daily Beast and others are pointing out that our responses to the shooting have been gendered. A recent survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, for example, found that women are more likely than men to view the shootings as reflecting broader societal problems in American society, by 54% to 37%. In contrast, men express the opposite view: 51% say that shootings like this “are just the isolated acts of troubled individuals.”

While many of us ...

Today’s post is technically more of a check-in than a weigh-in. But I hope in light of recent events you’ll forgive my semantic oversight.

We’ve covered the Sandy Hook shooting with heavy ...

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Obama addresses Newtown, “Can we say we are powerless in the face of such carnage?”

Last night, Obama eloquently addressed Newtown, CT and the nation, after the horrifying shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school last Friday. He asked, “can we honestly say we are doing enough to keep our children safe from harm,” concluding, no, we are not doing enough. After recounting the four times we’ve come together during his presidency around a mass shooting, he said, things have to change, “These tragedies must end and to end them we must change.” He acknowledged that no single law or set of laws will stop tragedies and atrocities all together, but we can at least try, in fact, it is our duty to try.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=M1gSsm5xlKQ#!

It is a compelling and important speech, but we’ll have to work together ...

Last night, Obama eloquently addressed Newtown, CT and the nation, after the horrifying shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school last Friday. He asked, “can we honestly say we are doing enough to keep our children safe from ...