Reform the outdated Sydney academy dress code.

Reform the outdated Sydney academy dress code.

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Liam Hill started this petition to Kevin Deveaux/CBVRSB
  • The dress code is outdated at sydney academy.

 

Sydney Academy students are required to dress in a dignified and appropriate manner at all times. In general, clothing must be socially acceptable for the school environment. In particular, it is required that shorts be at least mid-thigh and that t-shirts and blouses provide adequate and suitable coverage (Eg: tank tops, tube tops, thin strapped tops are inappropriate). Midriffs must be covered. In addition, writing or pictures on clothing that implies or suggests violence, racism, vulgarity, etc. will not be tolerated at Sydney Academy.

Above is the dress code at Sydney academy. Keep in mind these rules are mainly focused on young women. Nowhere does it say anything about sagging pants or anything of the sort. Not to mention the almost puritan notion of covering skin such as covering midriffs and covering shoulders. The reasoning behind this? They feel as though exposure of skin will distract or arouse young men, even though in all honesty, none of us care about what girls decide to wear. So why should we allow staff to essentially sexualize a womans body? The older men should not leave these policies be. By signing this, you help make a change in the dress code and you can help make others comfortable in school. 

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