Have you ever experienced going to school and wondering what teacher or other student is gonna judge you on your clothing? Girls suffer this everyday and they are punished for their clothing with the system called “dress code”. Dress code has gone too far because girls are getting in trouble for their clothes being too “distracting” to others and these rules are only applied to girls.
Girls get in trouble for their clothing because it is too “distracting” to others. Girls are getting in trouble for their clothes being too revealing and are having extreme consequences. One girl who moved to a new school was punished for wearing too short of a skirt and had to wear a “shame suit.” This was a baggy t-shirt that read “Dress code violator.” This is extreme, most schools only go to the extent of changing into P.E. clothes. (“Did This School’s Dress Code Punishment Go Too Far?”. Scholastic. 6. Nov. 2016)
These rules are also unfair to girls because boys are usually not included in dress code policies.A student from Indiana said, “Girls are more affected by dress code because boys, if they wear short shorts, everyone would just think of them as weird. It’s not that big of a deal. It’s a bigger deal for girls because they have things to show, I guess, that aren’t appropriate for school. (Halkins, Anna. “Students Say Dress Codes More For Girls Than Boys”. We News. 1 Dec. 2014. 6 Nov 2016.)
These statements are not true for every situation because you can’t wear very inappropriate clothing to school and expect not to get in trouble. Girls can not wear revealing clothing to school everyday and be surprised if they get punished. However, there are some situations where teachers and school staff treat girls unfair for their clothing.
All in all, girls are being judged too harshly on their clothing day to day and it needs to stop. School staff needs to realize they are only children and everyone should be able to learn in a healthy environment despite people’s clothing. Thanks for reading!
“Did This School’s Dress Code Punishment Go Too Far?”. Scholastic.N.p., Web. 6. Nov. 2016.
Halkins, Anna. “Students Say Dress Codes More For Girls Than Boys”. We News. N.p., Web. 1 Dec. 2014. 6 Nov 2016.