Dress Code

Katelyn Tynan, Staff Writer

My teachers and peers should not feel uncomfortable because of my midriff. Adults and peers should not look at me as a sexual object. Within our education system, dress codes teach and enforce sexism starting at a young age. Rather than teaching young girls to hide and be ashamed, we should start teaching them to treat women with respect and see them as equal participants in the educational system.​​

A change needs to start now and the only way for that to happen is to acknowledge the effects it is having. The dress code is harmful and outdated. We need to see an update that is no longer shaming people or singling them out. I urge students, parents, and community members to fight back against these antiquated standards and demand their school’s administration ban outdated dress codes.