sexist dress codes

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Petition to All Superintendants

Petition against dress codes Nomoredresscodes​.​com

Please visit my webpage for any updates, stories, and to register for upcoming protests.  We have also started a gofundme page where all proceeds will help make more shirts for more students. Let get the entire district in one! Below is the solution me, and my fellow classmates, want. I do not wish to abolish the dress code altogether. However, there are many versions of the Toronto dress code in effect throughout our nation that have been successful. There is no reason it cannot be successful here in Georgia.  Proposed Dress Code edit: September 6, 2022. Simpson Middle School has changed their dress code. Please visit my website for assistance on starting your own protest in your county.  Sign my petition for the victims of this gender/race/class discrimination. I am not planning on changing dress code of every school and being in history books. I am just a young girl, supporting what I believe in. While the sexist nature of dress codes is readily apparent, many of you are asking how dress codes are racist. Thank you for asking that question.  For information as to the disproportionate effect dress codes have on people of color, please see the following link As for how dress are classist, please consider a student who does not have resources for clothing other than those that are hand-me-downs or donations. They have to take those clothes as they are. 

Sophia Trevino
5,078 supporters
Started 1 year ago

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     Dear Union County School District,      All schools should let their students dye their hair any color they want. It encourages confidence and individuality. Which are important qualities to have in life.     Boys should be allowed to wear make-up, wear earrings, & paint their nails. These policies are based entirely on outdated and sexist gender standards. Prohibiting boys from wearing makeup because makeup is 'only for girls' also prohibits them from expressing themselves in what is supposed to be a safe environment.     While boys and men may still be ridiculed for wearing nail polish, it really isn't something the school should worry about. Typically boys who wear nail polish do so because they simply like the color, and painting their nails is just fun. Nail polish is becoming increasingly popular for everyone to wear, not just women.     Earrings are not just for girls and allowing girls to wear them in school is sexist. Nothing is a distraction until teachers make it a distraction by pulling students out of class or causing a scene. Either take them from everyone or change the dress codes to more gender-neutral regulations.     Tattoos and piercings should be allowed in schools unrestricted, and students shouldn't be punished for being creative and showing self-expression. Tattoos and piercings should be allowed because they are a form of self-expression and creativity, and schools banning or not allowing them disturb our civil rights.

Dear Union County
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Update posted 1 year ago

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St. Stephen's Sexist Dresscode

The St. Stephens "mission, core values, vision" page claims they focus on "upholding and advancing our founders’ bold, progressive vision for a diverse, inclusive and equitable school community that respects and celebrates the unique individuality and dignity of every human being" all while enforcing a dress code that almost entirely polices the bodies of female students. St. Stephens priority should be creating an environment that makes students feel comfortable, safe, and free to express themselves, rather than enforcing a dress code that does not affect students learning experience. Without the current dress code, students would be able to express themselves without being pulled out of class or activities, and without female students feeling like they are exclusively being affected by the dress code and sexualized. THE CURRENT ST. STEPHENS DRESSCODE: The following items are prohibited:  Shorts/skirts that expose the buttocks and the upper thigh.  Pants, shorts, or skirts with holes/rips showing skin above the acceptable length of shorts. Clothes exposing undergarments by cut or fabric.   Halter tops, muscle shirts, or tube tops worn alone.    Shirts that expose midriffs from front or side: all shirts must be of a length where the shirt touches the waist of pants or shorts when one stands still and straight. Clothing promoting, expressing, or suggesting sex, drugs, violence, alcohol, tobacco, or obscenities.Pajamas, except during finals.  Hats are not allowed in the Dining Hall or the Chapel at any time before, during, or after school.  WHAT WE ASK: We would like a dress code modeled after the Portland public school.  Small part of Portland dress code protocol, more on link. I. GOALS OF A STUDENT DRESS CODE A student dress code should accomplish several goals:• Maintain a safe learning environment in classes where protective or supportive clothing is needed, such as chemistry/biology (eye or body protection), dance (bare feet, tights/leotards), or PE (athletic attire/shoes). Allow students to wear clothing of their choice that is comfortable.Allow students to wear clothing that expresses their self-identified gender.Allow students to wear religious attire without fear of discipline or discrimination.Prevent students from wearing clothing with offensive images or language, including profanity, hate speech, and pornography.Prevent students from wearing clothing with images or language depicting or advocating violence or the use of alcohol or drugs.Ensure that all students are treated equitably regardless of gender/gender identification, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, body type/size, religion, and personal style. II. RECOMMENDED DRESS CODE POLICY The primary responsibility for a student’s attire resides with the student and parents or guardians. The school district and individual schools are responsible for seeing that student attire does not interfere with the health or safety of any student, and that student attire does not contribute to a hostile or intimidating atmosphere for any student. Students should be given the most choice possible in how they dress for school. Any restrictions must be necessary to support the overall educational goals of the school and must be explained within the dress code. Districts should set the student dress code and enforcement policies for their entire district and take steps to ensure that all schools in the district adopt and follow it. Too often individual schools create their own student dress codes and enforce them in different ways that result in inequities within districts and in many cases policies and enforcement that are not consistent with the law or the district’s intent. 1. Basic Principle: Certain body parts must be covered for all students Clothes must be worn in a way such that genitals, buttocks, and nipples are covered with opaque material. Cleavage should not have coverage requirements. All items listed in the “must wear” and “may wear” categories below must meet this basic principle. 2. Students Must Wear:* Shirt.Bottom: pants/sweatpants/shorts/skirt/dress/leggingsShoes; activity-specific shoes requirements are permitted (for example for sports) * High-school courses that include attire as part of the curriculum (for example, professionalism, public speaking, and job readiness) may include assignment-specific dress, but should not focus on covering girls’ bodies or promoting culturally-specific attire. 3. Students May Wear:Hats, including religious headwearHoodie sweatshirts (over head is allowed)Fitted pants, including leggings, yoga pants and “skinny jeans”Midriff baring shirtsPajamasRipped jeans, as long as underwear is not exposed.Tank tops, including spaghetti straps, halter tops, and “tube” (strapless) topsAthletic attireClothing with commercial or athletic logos provided they do not violate Section 3 above. 4. Students Cannot Wear:Violent language or images.Images or language depicting drugs or alcohol (or any illegal item or activity) or the use of same.Hate speech, profanity, pornography.Images or language that creates a hostile or intimidating environment based on any protected class. Visible underwear. Visible waistbands or straps on undergarments worn under other clothing are not a violation.Bathing suits.Helmets or headgear that obscures the face (except as a religious observance).  Further information is available on the link about training for school administrators, teachers and students, dress code enforcement, and teaching about consent.

st stephens dress code
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