Male students hit back at school’s ‘sexist’ dress code after 50 girls were sent home
California school’s boys have donned off the shoulder tops in protest when some female students were forced to go back home for wearing the same garment.
San Benito High School on the first day sent about 50 female students of term for wearing tops that revealed their shoulders back to their home.
On the other hand male students wearing vest tops, which revealed their shoulders were not disciplined.
They began to turn up to school with their shoulders proudly bared to show their solidarity with those girls.
A 16-year-old female student said “The dress code policy hasn’t been an issue the past two years I have been here”.
She was describing how she felt while walking into the administration office on the very first day of term and got shocked to see “50 girls and two boys in there” for dress code violations, which included wearing off-the-shoulder shirts.
“Administration says that it is for our own safety, but I don’t understand what they are keeping us safe from” the student added.
“I really don’t think that there is someone dumb enough to pull down a shirt first of all — they have no right to touch me or anyone else at all.”
The protests started when female students who turned up for yearbook photos the week before were told they could not have their picture taken wearing off the shoulder styles.
Students pointed out that yearbook photos from previous years showed many girls wearing the allegedly banned style.
San Benito High School principal Adrian Ramirez told Yahoo Style: “We would never blame a female student for another student being distracted by something they wore.”
He added that the events had “offered some major teachable moments.”