Stop Sexist Clothing Rules in Cumberland County Public Schools

Stop Sexist Clothing Rules in Cumberland County Public Schools

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Edith Burgers started this petition to Marvin Connelly, Jr. and

As a 12 year old, I feel that my clothes tell me who I am. But with the rules I have at my school, I can't express myself while the boys can do it all they want. The unfair and sexist rules that public schools have are cruel and target young women and people of diverse cultures, as well as people from impoverished families. Hijabs are not allowed at multiple public schools, while you're allowed to wear a cross around your neck. Girls have multiple rules that revolve around the theory that "if a man is staring at a woman because of the woman's clothing choice, it's the woman's fault." There's also rules about how your clothes must be in good repair. What about poor people who can't afford the luxury of a washing machine? The only rule males have is the "no sag" rule. I understand bandanas and hats, but leggings and hijabs? This needs to stop. These unfair, sexist rules have gone too far. With your help we can tell our state officials that this needs to stop. Once we've reached our goal, the Superintendent of Cumberland County, Marvin Connelly Jr., as well as both of our State Senators, Thom Tillis and Richard Burr will be informed. With their help, they may change these rules for the better. So take a little time and sign. It'll be for our young, aspiring women and female activists.

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