School Dress Codes & Uniforms

School Dress Codes & Uniforms

About half of the schools in the U.S. have dress codes basically defining what not to wear. There is built in tension for girls, facing societal pressure to communicate their sexuality while working within the constraints of school codes.

Over 50,000 U.S. schools have uniform policies, most showing radical differences in gender attire. Girls often have to wear skirts cut at the knee or above, which puts them in an unwinnable situation. Girls who appear immodest or flirty are judged harshly by peers and yet they have to wear uniforms where they risk exposure by simply going about their daily routines.

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