BISD dress code
BISD dress code
Schools throughout Brazosport Independent School District are enforcing rules that will affect the futures of everyone who is told to comply.
Rape culture is defined as a society or environment whose prevailing social attitudes have the effect of normalizing or trivializing sexual assault and abuse. To sum up, it is normalizing and invalidating sexual assault and harrassment. That is exactly what is happening in BISD. Children are being taught that women need to cover up to avoid a male from harassing or abusing them. The school is sexualizing young girls because perverted boys and men think their knees, shoulders, and torso are a distraction. Clothes are not consent. We should not be teaching the next generation that girls' bodies are a distraction. For example, the entire female student body was told to stand up and put their arms above their heads in front of the entire class, while the male students sat and watched. The girls not in dress code were escorted out, and 45 minutes later were tardy to their next class. One of my teachers told the class that cleavage and tight fitting pants were prohibited because it made the male teachers feel uncomfortable. If the dress code is really about limiting distractions, girls would not be taken out of class and have their education disrupted. Why is it that a boy's education is more valued than mine?
Not to mention, male students are never dress coded. Everyday, I see boys with saggy pants, hoods, ungroomed facial hair, short shorts, holes in their jeans above their fingertips, and unkempt hair. The difference is, they are not affected the same way. They aren’t pointed out.
On page 72 of the student handbook, it says “ In its efforts to promote nondiscrimination and as required by law, Brazosport ISD does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, disability, age, or any other basis prohibited by law in providing education services, activities, and programs, including Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs.” In Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, it states, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
Therefore, BISD is not only breaking their own rules, but national statutes. Please help to end this, before children are subjected to more harm.