As the start of the school year quickly approaches, so will the ongoing debate about ‘dress codes.’ Sometimes I feel like the only mother of a teenage daughter who doesn’t give a sh*t about what my daughter wears to school or, for that matter, when she’s not in school. In fact, sometimes I even … [Read more...]
Was #CropTopDay About The Sexualization Of Teens, Or About Appropriateness?
Another day, another girl being told to "cover up" or "change" her "inappropriate outfit" in school. This week, it happened to Alexi Halket, a grade 12 student from Etobicoke School of the Arts in Toronto, ON. On Monday, the teen arrived in a patterned turquoise crop top, that bared her midriff … [Read more...]
Moncton Teen Speaks Out Against School’s “Unjust” Dress Code
A Moncton, N.B., teen is speaking out against her school's "unjust" dress code after getting detention for wearing a full length halter dress to school on Monday. The grade 12 student later received a one-day suspension after submitting an open letter complaining to her vice principal. Taking her … [Read more...]