This Teen Wants Her School To Know: “If My Shorts Make You Uncomfortable, YOU Are The Problem.”

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Warm weather is starting to settle in around the country and school administrators are sharpening their pencils getting ready to impose their dress code restrictions on students… or shall we say their female students.

In schools across the nation, girls have been at the center of dress code wars, and not just for baring skin, but also for things like dresses and leggings that expose the female form. Oh mon Dieu! Not the female form.

Even a five-year-old kindergarten student was reprimanded for wearing a maxi dress to school that had spaghetti straps. It goes on, and on, and on.

But girls aren’t covering up, they are taking a stand. Posted anonymously to Imgur, one 17-year-old student is getting a jump on things by hanging these (above image) notices throughout her school.

Clearly, school dress codes are not going away anytime soon, but we think they need a serious makeover. Developing policies that do not unfairly target and shame girls, or underestimate boys by assuming that they can’t possibly behave properly around girls who show any skin or their figure in any way, would be a step in the right direction.

How do your kids’ schools handle dress codes?

  • Ammo Larribas

    We handle dress code with our girls by homeschooling. Homeschool has no body shaming dress codes.

  • Kyara Peacock

    My daughter had a black polyurethane raincoat that I bought her to wear to school. The high school security guards wrote her up for it calling it a trench coat that went against school policy. They also wrote her up for her pentacle necklace a day later and I had to go in to the school to talk to the principal and the security guards. I showed up wearing MY black polyurethane raincoat (it was raining afterall) and wearing my 1.5 inch sterling silver pentacle. I told the principal that if my daughter was going to continue to be harassed for her religious symbol and had to take it off then ALL of the students had to remove their’s too. I also pointed out that the football team seemed to be enjoying their BLACK trench coat style raincoats and were not being written up for their choice of dress. I also informed them that if this happened again I would show up to school with an attorney from the ACLU to have one of our little chats 😉 🙂