It’s that time of year again. Winter has once again thankfully receded into memory and we are removing the multiple layers of clothes that kept us warm during the cold, harsh winter months.
Boys and girls are wearing their finest clothes at the prom or spring dance, hoping to create memories that will last a lifetime. In response to the rising temperature, we are wearing clothes that will allow us to be as comfortable as possible.
It’s also the time of year when the double standard once again rears it’s ugly head.
I understand that schools must have rules to maintain order and control over their students. A dress code is not particularly a bad thing. But it is unhelpful when it is unfairly applied to only a portion of the student population.
Two years ago, Washington state high school student Brittany Minder attempted to attend her prom. She is one of many young women who was either forced to cover up or was not able to attend, despite following the school’s rules for an acceptable prom dress.
One very smart young women decided to fight against her school’s double standard dress code.
It’s that time of year.