Dress Code Sparks Hope for Girls

At Alameda city schools in San Francisco, tube tops, tight pants, ripped jeans, short skirts and even pajamas are now acceptable attire in light of a new policy initiated by students this past summer. One influential student, Kristen Wong, describes being shamed by an adult in sixth grade for her clothing, and says that she still has no idea why. Lisa Frack, the president of the Oregon chapter of the National Organization for Women, says in support of changing the past policy, “The girls…feel like the message they’re getting is that their bodies matter more than their education.” 

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