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Tell interim headmaster of Boston Latin School to reconsider strict dress codes

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As of November 1st, Interim headmaster Michael Contompasis has decided to reform the dress codes of Boston Latin School allowing the school to control more and more of what students wear. These new restrictions prevent many clothing choices including tank tops, leggings and a variety of other clothing. Most of these rules, if not all of them, have already been in place for some time. However, it has now been said that these rules, which have up until now selectively enforced, are to be heavily enforced. If you have read the daily bulletin, you may notice that many of the restrictions are aimed towards the female gender. 

By allowing the school to dress code us, we are telling the school several things:

Yes, we still live in a patriarchal society where men can decide whether a female’s clothing is appropriate or inappropriate.

Yes, a body should be covered in order to be attractive. Establishing a sense of shame towards girls bodies is okay and perfectly acceptable.

Yes, a girl’s body is a sinful temptation that needs to be covered up at all costs for others to focus on their education.

Yes, a female’s body is more tempting and sexual than a male’s body.

Yes, it is our fault when girls get raped because they should have covered up and avoided the situation by dressing in a way that does not attract another person.

Are these statements correct to you? Is it okay to assign a dress code in this manner? If the answer is NO! then sign this petition to tell Mr. Contompasis to reconsider his dress code restrictions.



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