For these teens, prom was ruined when their outfits were banned. Check out their "inappropriate" and "immodest" choices to see for yourself that these girls look beautiful, no matter what their school says. Alexus faced a one-day suspension because the dress that she had designed with her mother was deemed "too revealing. She claims her daughter was discriminated against because she is plus-size. An hour after Mireya arrived at her prom, she was asked to leave and told that her dress violated the dress code.
A school uniform is a uniform worn by students primarily for a school or otherwise educational institution. They are common in primary and secondary schools in various countries. Although often used interchangeably, there is an important distinction between dress codes and school uniforms : according to scholars such as Nathan Joseph, clothing can only be considered a uniform when it " a serves as a group emblem, b certifies an institution's legitimacy by revealing individual's relative positions and c suppresses individuality. An example of a uniform would be requiring button-down shirts , long pants for boys and blouses , pleated skirts for girls, with both wearing blazers. A uniform can even be as simple as requiring collared shirts, or restricting colour choices and limiting items students are allowed to wear. A dress code, on the other hand, is much less restrictive, and focuses "on promoting modesty and discouraging anti-social fashion statements", according to Marian Wilde.
The day girls get dress-coded for actual violations will be the day pigs fly. As long as violations are decided by a board of mostly men, girls will be sent home from school, deprived of their education because of an article of clothing deemed too distracting. Sometimes, both sides can make an argument, but other times, there are incidents in which there is just no legroom for protest. This is not the case when said dress code incident comes with a large side of body-shaming.
Women have gotten in trouble for not wearing a bra, or for wearing a bra when the straps are showing. Both collarbones and shoulders have been called "too distracting" for boys in the classroom, and there are more than a few reports of girls being sent home for the clothes chosen for them by a parent. Because of these punishments, students often miss lessons to have their hemlines measured or to wait for a change of clothes to be brought to school by a parent. Now, students and parents are pushing back against school dress codes that they say objectify female students. Here are 17 times students got in trouble for what they were wearing — and how they took a stand. Emery, a seventh grader in Fort Bragg, N. Emery's mother, Katie Moore Smith, disagreed. She said on Facebook that she "felt like the shirt represented categories of children who are marginalized, and she will be the one that has their backs even when those teachers and admins don't.