My name is Sophia Trevino. Please visit my webpage www.nomoredresscodes.com for any updates, stories, and to register for upcoming protests.
On the first day of school this year, I was shocked that I was being sent to the front office for a dress code violation. Upon entering one of my classes, a teacher stood at the doorway and asked all the students to put their hands by their sides to determine whether or not their shorts/pants/skirts were an appropriate length (per the dress code, no student can show skin above where their fingers fall on their legs). My violation was that I had a hole in my jeans that didn't fall beneath my fingers and thus was too "revealing."
When my mom, was called to the office to bring new clothes for me, I was already angry. I had picked out the first day of school clothes with my mom the night before. But what made matters worse was that there were 16 girls and no boys in the office, all of whom were missing instructional time because they had been "dress coded." My mom ordered me a shirt that read:
DRESS CODES ARE
Me and my friends, boys too btw, now wear these shirts on Fridays as a protest to our school dress code. By the way, I attend a middle school in Cobb County, where masks have been deemed optional by the school board and left up to "parent choice."
The reality is that dress codes have always led to unequal treatment for especially women, and also kids of color or lower-incomes. As of today, we have made about 40 t-shirts. However, we want to make more for kids who want to support this cause. Please donate what you can and all proceeds will go toward a protest t-shirt for any child who wants to support this cause.
You can read an article concerning the protest here: https://www.ajc.com/education/get-schooled-blog/opinion-unmask-sexist-and-arbitrary-school-dress-codes/5DJ3VSBZKRCFHJ7NOWAWWUIELA/?fbclid=IwAR3_0FMW9OtlD_R0XvBQiODwgFiRf05WbhMnk6fI0dI51ceB8Z24DC3p-PQ
Please feel free to contact me through my website: Nomoredresscodes.com