The “Formal” Dress Code : We Demand a Change in the Dress Code Policy

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The “Formal” Dress Code : We Demand a Change in the Dress Code Policy

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mattie (anonymous) started this petition to District leaders of Cherokee County

 We have all heard of the dress code. Every school, workplace, and general environment has one; but why is it always subjected to towards females?

Women and girls across the globe are constantly being told to cover up or else “The boys will be distracted.” We are constantly apologizing for our SKIN. Our shoulders, our thighs, our waistline, our back, our stomach, and more. Why is that considered sexually attractive? 

EducationWeek states: “These rules aren’t neutral: many target girls, and specifically black girls, by regulating skirt length and headwraps.” EducationWeek also states “And the rules aren’t applied equally, either. Students report that black girls, and especially curvier students are disproportionately targeted.” This is sexist and racist, and it is not okay. 

School districts across the world need to change, but we will start here, in Cherokee county. Below will be listed rules in the dress code that need to be removed. 

All rules listed below can be found in the Cherokee County Code of Conduct.

Page 49: “Holes above the knee that display skin.” Changed to: “Holes above the knee that display undergarment(s).”

Page 49: “Sleeveless tops: without appropriate (tight fitting) armholes (including halter tops and spaghetti-strapped tops)” Removed.

Page 49: “Clothing that shows the bare midriff, bare back, or the bare shoulders.” Removed.

 

Your single signature can change sexism and unfairness in the Cherokee County dress code. Sign this petition, because this affects everything and everyone.

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