Many would say that sexism does not exist. However, on an individual level, every person tackles with sexism on a daily basis. Be it at a workplace or in schools; the appalling cultural norms are plaguing society.
Twenty girls were sent back home from San Benito High School in California for wearing off-shoulder tops. The girls were told that they found to be disobeying the school’s code of conduct. The bizarre rule left many students bewildered and has been termed as “sheer sexism”.
The San Benito High School in Hollister, California, sent a group of girls home when they did not follow the school’s new dress code, but a protest by sympathetic fellow students caught the attention of the school’s administrators and forced them to rethink the rule.
On the very first day of school on 10 August, school administrators reportedly began enforcing the school’s dress code, which prohibits female students from wearing off-the-shoulder tops.
Seriously, Does my dress define whether I’am fit to be taught in a school or not?
Breaking stereotypes , these school boys found a clever way to protest the school ban on off-shoulder tops. The dress code policy hasn’t been an issue the past two years .
Another student, Michael Gutierrez even posted a video on social media stating that despite off-the-shoulder tops violating dress code, seniors girls were seen wearing off-the-shoulder.
The principal of San Benito High School, Adrian Ramirez, told Yahoo Style that the recent controversy over female students’ clothing, had some lessons for the entire school community. “It’s been a really good process for me as principal to sit down and hear where issues arose.” Ramirez said, “We should never blame a female student for another student being distracted by something they wore. The other thing is as a school, we should be looking back and looking at how consistently we address the dress code across campus, and that’s something else students have brought up.”
This is not the first time that such a protest has happened with regard to a school’s dress code. Earlier in June, a bunch of schoolboys in England wore skirts to school when they were told that they could not wear shorts during peak summer.