Why this petition matters
Boys are also prohibited from wearing tank tops. Teachers call out girls for wearing tank tops or shorts by saying they’re too distracting, but here are my questions: Who are they distracting? And how are they distracting? It’s not like there’s a giant red arrow pointing at the girls’ shirts or tank tops. I highly doubt that any boys are going to find collar bones or shoulders distracting. If they do, girls shouldn’t be responsible for that, it’s not on them to control the boys. They should be able to control themselves. Those who support having a dress code say that it is needed because if there wasn’t a dress code, students wouldn’t know how to dress. They think that if there were no dress codes that students would start to wear shirts that have curse words or show inappropriate graphics. Well, I think that high school students have at least a bit of common sense to know how they should and shouldn’t dress to school. The voting age in America is 18, but in some countries the voting age is as low as 16. If teenagers have the ability to choose who runs the government, shouldn’t they also have the ability to wear whatever they want?
As I’ve mentioned before, these rules are too keep girls from being “too distracting,” but again I ask, how? How are girls being too distracting? Shouldn’t phones be banned for being too distracting then? Many students attempt to use their phones in class and it distracts the student from being to fully focus on the lesson, but they aren’t prohibited.