Girl Sent Home For 'Inappropriate' Dress, But Really?
By Dave Basner
April 13, 2017
Wow. My daughter got #dresscoded for this dress. They said it was too short. Yet, boys can dress like this?? She had 3 exams that afternoon, including Physics AP, Latin 3, and APUSH. But her skirt length.... #dresscode #dresscoded #gïrlsonly #archaic #patriarchy #shaming #slutshaming #boysdontgetdresscoded #viceprincipal
More and more it seems there are examples of schools' dress codes being sexist, but the latest case of a girl being dress-coded is pretty absurd.
Sophia Abuabara, a student at Tom C. Clark High School in San Antonio, was sent home because her dress was too short, but it barely showed any skin and cut off just above her knees.
Her mom, upset that Sophia was sent home and missed three exams, pointed out how a boy could wear shorts and a tank top to school but her daughter was sent home for her conservative outfit.
The boy has since responded saying he changed into workout clothes after class, but did agree that the dress code is outdated.
Regardless, there is a double standard, and in hot San Antonio, for female students to abide by codes, they wind up being very uncomfortable.
Sophia's mother went to the school and was escorted away by campus police after venting to the principal, who asked her if he needed to "call her husband to take care of this."
She uploaded a video describing the whole situation:
Hopefully stories like this one will make dress codes more lenient, or at the very least, enforced for male students as much as they are for female ones.