Parents are protective, especially of their teenage kids. She sent a tongue-in-cheek letter to the principal page 3 and posted a photo of what her daughter wore that prompted the dress code violation page 5. Pearlman was frustrated … or, in her own words, horrified.
Keziah Daum is not apologizing for wearing what she calls a "beautiful" Chinese cheongsam dress to her high school prom, despite receiving backlash from thousands of people online, some of whom called her a "closet racist" and accused her of cultural appropriation. It didn't take long for the Internet to respond. As of Monday evening, Daum's post has been retweeted nearly 4, times and now she's fielding hundreds of angry comments.
When I graduated high school inour prom took place in a restaurant in the Romanian seaside. We didn't have the internet back then, so we had to make our dresses ourselves, copying those worn by celebrities in magazines. We did our best to be elegant, but all we had at our disposal were fabrics from leftover communist clothes from the s, which were at best a pale grayish color.
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Fueled by social media, teenagers these days have become pros at protesting high school dress codes. No one can argue that some guidelines are necessary—if only to forbid specific items that common sense says are better left at home. But take a look at student guidelines from around North America and it becomes apparent that many school rules are aimed at restricting women's bodies—all on account of how others may react.
Update: July 27, PM EST: After news broke that the principal of Maine South High School in Park Ridge, Illinois apologized for the way the school's dress code affected year-old Grace Goble's yearbook photo, the rising high school senior told Teen Vogue that she "was very happily surprised with the positive reaction from my principal. He was extremely understanding and willing to hear my point of view on the topic, and I was extremely grateful for that. Part of the solution includes a student-led task force that revisits the Maine South's existing dress code.
Shaming girls over what they wear to school is nothing new. My mortified mother is still angry about it, some 65 years later. Why should girls, they demand, be held responsible for how boys — and, unfortunately, male teachers who feel uncomfortable — respond to their bodies?
Some had borrowed from girlfriends, others from sisters. A few had gone the extra mile and shaved their legs. When the Isca academy in Devon opened on Thursday morning, an estimated 30 boys arrived for lessons, heads held high, in fetching tartan-patterned skirts.
When a California teenager noticed that many female students at his high school were getting penalized for wearing what he thought were perfectly acceptable outfits, he crafted a clever plan in protest. Phillip Rodriguez, 17, showed up to class one day in October wearing a white belly-baring shirt and low-slung jeans that revealed his underwear — a clear violation of the dress code. Rodriguez said he came up with the idea after a particularly brutal heat wave, when he witnessed several female students at his school get in trouble for their outfits.