Don't Let NYC Schools Oppress Our Dress

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  • In just two weeks in September of 2014, Tottenville High School  in Staten Island, NYC gave out 200 detentions for wearing shorts and tank tops to the un-airconditioned high school. 90% of punished students were female.
  • School officials preach about limiting drug and alcohol use and strictly ban weapons, yet among all those issues, girls' legs and shoulders seem to concern them the most.
  • Schools shouldn't harass girls for dressing comfortably for the weather. Winter calls for sweaters, summer calls for shorts. Instead of shaming girls for their clothing, they should teach others that girls are not sexual objects.
  • Join us in petitioning to make the NYC DOE pass strict rules, limiting the outrageous power NYC schools have over students' dress.