Change the Williamsport Area School Districts sexist dresscode.

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Change the Williamsport Area School Districts sexist dresscode.

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Anonymous Throwawayacc started this petition to Williamsport Area School Board

The dresscode for the Williamsport Area School District is overtly sexist. At my school the principal himself has said on the announcements in reference to the dress-code- "No breasts, no butts, no backs, and no bellies." You can guess the gender this rule targets. I've personally noticed the teachers and hallway monitors decisions being racially motivated as well. The only girls- the only people who are dress-coded are black females or other females of color. There's been multiple occassions I've broken the rule "Shorts/Skirts/Rips in jeans must be past your fingertips." and not once was I dress-coded and not once did a teacher ask about it. On the other hand, a girl in my class was wearing ripped jeans and the moment she walked into the class she was told she would need to change or put tape over the holes. I've never seen that happen to any white students. I've also never seen a male student get dress-coded, even when they were clearly breaking dress-code by wearing tank tops or shorts too small. Our school has a cheerleading team that has a specific uniform and the skirts are not long as any person would guess. A black girl was wearing the uniform because she had either a practice or game later. She was asked by a white teacher to pull her skirt down because it was "too short". It is apparent the teachers are basing their decisions upon not only gender, But race as well. Sign this petition to change the dress-code and have no rule against "showing cleavage, exposed shoulder or thighs." If the school district's teachers are willing to dress-code girls as young as nine years old, what's their reasoning for not doing it with male students? Stop sexism, Change the dress code.

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