The Sexism Of School Dress Codes By Li Zhou

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In The Sexism of School Dress Codes, Li Zhou organizes her article by informing the audience about the negative effects school dress codes may have in females, transgenders, and nonconforming students. Li Zhou strongly believes school 's dress code policies need to be updated since the policies that currently exist are bias and enforced in a way that humiliates the student. The current policies create an expectation that women are responsible for unwanted things that occur to them, when it may not be their fault. Dress codes should also be updated because they current ones, don 't take into consideration students who may be for the LGBT community or students who may simply not want to conform to the norm.
Maggie Sunseri of Versailles, Kentucky was simply a middle school student when she first realized, her school 's dress code was bias towards females. Maggie came to the conclusion when she found out her school was prohibiting female students from wearing certain clothing articles, while males were not being
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Instead of the school focusing on the student 's education, they are more worried about fixing the dress code problems, than giving the student and their peers a proper education. Dress codes may also be used outside of schools to humiliate students, for example, at Cierra Gregersen’s homecoming dance, an administrator asked female students to lift up their arms to see if what they were wearing was appropriate or not for homecoming. Another example is Finucane Terlop, a gay student who dressed up as a 1950’s drag housewife for Halloween. Finucane was questioned about the way he was dressed, and was told he shouldn 't do that since he was a boy and boys didn 't dress that

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