High School Boys Are Protesting Dress Codes For Their Female Peers
On the first day of school in Hollister, California, one high school sent tens of students home for dress-code violations. Many of the female members of the student body were met with surprise when they found themselves being cited for dress code violations for wearing off-the-shoulder stops. Apparently, this code is something that’s been technically banned by the school’s dress code policy for years, but that they claim was only enforced beginning Monday (probably because of the ubiquitous nature of off-the-shoulder tops in fashion today).
Dress codes have long been criticized for what many call their sexist nature, saying asking girls not to wear certain things as “distractions” is an onlookers problem and not their own. This school’s protest of the dress code not only featured more girls coming in their finest “offensive garments, but their male classmates wearing off-the-shoulder tops, too.
With students of all genders going at the authorities for dress code, it drives home the point that showing shoulders shouldn’t be cause for sending someone home and not getting an education.
San Benito High School principal Adrian Ramirez tells Yahoo Style that the recent events regarding the off-the-shoulder shirts have offered some major teachable moments for the entire SBHS community.