Amend the NISD dress code

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Amend the NISD dress code

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Halie Patton started this petition to Northwest ISD

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NISD dress code is sexist and objectifies girls and young women. While school dress codes are important and are in place to keep the learning environment productive, parts of the NISD dress code target women to make them fit outdated dress code. For example bra straps are not allowed to be seen, so if a someone who wears a bra wears a tank top they will be dress coded, however if someone who does not wear a bra wears a tank top they will not be dress coded. The dress code forces women to cover up while men are allowed to wear what they want. 
As NISD enforces their dress code they continue to target women. As Jean rips are not allowed above “mid thigh” they have taken to correcting this by placing blue painters tape over the rips in the jeans. This is not only counter productive, as it draws more attention to the rips in the jeans, but it also embarrasses the person who is forced to wear tape for an entire school day, simply because they had a small rip in their jeans that was deemed “distracting”. 
Northwest ISD needs to review their dress code and make amends to make it fair for all students regardless of gender. They also need to enforce their dress code in a manner that does not make students feel uncomfortable or embarrassed at school. As time changes and different clothes become socially acceptable, the dress code should change as well. 

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