Students use clothing to protest for gender-equal dress codes
9:18 AM EST, Thu February 25, 2016
Protests are growing against dress codes that students claim are sexist or non-inclusive to trans and gender nonconforming students. Some Buchanan High School students in Fresno, California, decided to switch gender norms for a day in January in protest of the dress code.
Rose Lynn's Facebook post went viral last month after she called out her school for sending her home for what she thought was an appropriate outfit. She returned to school wearing a shirt upon which she quoted the administrator who made her leave school to change clothes: "It doesn't cover your crotch. You'll distract the boys."
Students at Charleston County School of the Arts in North Charleston, South Carolina, played on the theme of "The Scarlet Letter" and wore shirts with a red "A."
Inspired by the viral #IAmMoreThanADistraction movement, Citrus High School student Mari Tufts, 17, conducted an experiment to find out if girls' clothing is truly a distraction to their male counterparts. She'll also present her project at the Florida State Science and Engineering Fair.