This petition is to change the swim unit dress code at Horseheads High School. Currently female students must cover their bare midriffs, but male students do not.
It is not ethical that the girls have to wear a one piece or a shirt over their bikini and the boys are allowed to go topless and only wear shorts.
When my physical education teachers where questioned about the rule, all they said was that this rule was in place to “protect people” but what are we protecting people from? Are we protecting the men from our abdomens and if so why? Or are we protecting women from the male gaze or being sexualized when we are only in high school? Why are we taught to cover ourselves up? Why are the men not taught to be respectful?
We need a change: teenagers of all genders should follow the same rules. Females should be allowed to bare their midriffs or males should have to cover their midriffs. Read more