Gender Norms in Dress Codes

Dress code sign in restaurant
Dress code sign in restaurant (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dress codes: they seem like they belong in a time gone by, but many are still held to their standards. This girl, however, has had enough, especially when the dress code comes down to her gender.

“An Oklahoma teenager was sent home for violating her school dress code, and her response to school officials is going viral.


High school student Rose Lynn was sent home after school administrators deemed her outfit was too inappropriate. What was her outfit? A cardigan, tank top, and leggings. In aFacebook post, Lynn called out the school for being sexist and explained how she was forced to miss class because of her outfit and “curvy” body type.

“So today I was sent home from class, after being in school for two hours, for my outfit. Because I’m developed farther than the average girl my age, I am required to go home and change… Because I look like a CURVY woman and may distract young boys, I have to miss class and change my outfit.”

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