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Girls Asked To Leave School Over Visible Bra Straps

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  • As many as 30 girls were sent home from high schools in Canada last week for wearing sleeveless shirts or tank tops that exposed bra straps. At one high school, boys in sleeveless shirts were also sent home from school. However, the girls were specifically told that their bra straps would be a “distraction” for male students — in other words, boys will be boys.  [Think Progress]
  • Sudan denied that prisoner Mariam Yahya Ibrahim, who is on death row for marrying a Christian man despite being born to an Islamic father, will be released. [CNN]
  • Oh, look, a documentary about Roseanne Barr’s 2012 presidential bid you didn’t ask for! [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • Police in India sprayed water cannons on citizens who protested the recent gang rape and murder of two cousins. Police reportedly took 12 hours to search for the missing girls and two of the four suspects are actually police officers. [Think Progress] Keep reading »

Utah High School Photoshops “Modesty” Into Girls’ Yearbook Photos

Utah High School Photoshops "Modesty" Into Girls' Yearbook Photos
  • A high school in Utah has Photoshopped longer sleeves and higher necklines onto female students in its yearbook. Student Shelby Baum, above, even had a tattoo on her collarbone airbrushed out of her photo. Baum and other female students said  that many other students had their pictures Photoshopped without their consent, which they say was meant to “humiliate” them. [Salt Lake Tribune]
  • Following a Newsweek investigation, anti-sex trafficking activist Somaly Mam has resigned from her foundation over allegations that she has fabricated parts of her life history. [Newsweek, Guardian UK]
  • A committee in the Department of Health and Human Services has overturned Medicare’s exclusion of coverage for gender transition surgery. [Feministing] Keep reading »

Indian College Bans Female Students From Wearing Sleeveless Dresses

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Oh, dress codes. Women have been banned from wearing sleeveless dresses at a school in Madhya Pradesh, India, because administrators say doing so isn’t dressing in a “decent manner.” In order to enforce the new rule, the college director stands outside the premises every morning to make sure the students are wearing “decent” attire.

Why are they suddenly enforcing this rule? That’s not exactly clear; perhaps the recent spate of high-profile rapes and gang rapes in India has lead to increased policing of the way women dress in the name of “protecting” them. Anyway, prior to the official enforcement, female students who wore sleeveless dresses had to write essays on Indian culture as punishment — potentially the catalyst for the college-wide ban. Keep reading »

Even Crucifix Necklaces Are Offensive These Days

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While working at an orientation event at Sonoma State University of California, student Audrey Jarvis was asked by her supervisor — twice — to remove or hide her crucifix necklace because she was told it might offend someone or make new students feel unwelcome. What?!? Keep reading »

UPDATE: A Questionable School Dress Code Bans Afro-Puffs

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UPDATE, 4:45p.m.: Via Jezebel, Horizon Science Academy has posted an apology on their web site and said it will “correct the information” in its dress code, as well as send out an updated version. [HorizonLorain.org]

School dress codes are generally a great thing for kids. The mission statement of the new dress code at The Horizon Science Academy in Lorain, Ohio is a very promising one; the goal is to decrease the pressure on students to fit in with their clothing. It diminishes socioeconomic differences between students and creates a sense of unity at school. All good ideas, but this dress code in particular has a very strange and racist stipulation: it inexplicably bans afro-puffs and small twisted braids. Keep reading »

Pants Are Finally Legal For Women In Paris

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  • French women are finally legally allowed to wear pants in Paris. Previously they would only allowed to do so while holding horse reins. [Guardian UK]
  • Five adult men accused of the rape and murder of an Indian woman have plead not guilty. The sixth rapist, a teenager, will be tried in a juvenile court. The 23-year-old student, Jyoti Singh Pandey, was beaten and gang raped while riding the bus home from a movie. She was so brutally injured from the rape that she had to be flown to Singapore for medical care, where she died. [BBC]

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Waitress Sues L.A. Bar Over Short Skirt Dress Code, Fans Blowing Up Skirt

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  • A woman claims she was fired from O’Hara’s, a bar near UCLA, for complaining about a new dress code for women that required wait staff to wear short, plaid school girl skirts  and place fans around the restaurant to blow their skirts up! Ew. Creepy. The woman wrote a letter to her boss registering her complaint, then quickly saw her hours reduced before being fired three days later. That fan thing is straight-up sexual harassment: indefensible in any workplace.
  • Republican South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley vetoed a bill last week which would have provided free HPV vaccinations for young ladies. Some strains of HPV are known to cause cervical cancer in women. [Think Progress]
  • A teenaged lesbian couple were found shot in a Portland, Texas park. Mollie Oligin, 19, died from her injuries, and Mary Chapa, 18, was rushed to the hospital and is now in stable condition. Its unclear whether the young women’s sexuality factored in the attack. [MSNBC] Keep reading »

Chess Tournament Thoughtfully Bans Cleavage So Women Won’t Invite Rude Comments

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An IM Conversation at Frisky HQ:

Jessica: Oh, Lord, a chess tournament has banned cleavage.

Amelia:  I love chess.

Jessica:  But do you love playing chess with your titties hanging out? Apparently that’s a problem.

Amelia:  Especially then. I would do it to distract my opponent if they were a 15-year-old prodigy. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: BYU Jerk Slut-Shames Fellow Student For Her Dress On Valentine’s Day

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  • Somebody has just cursed himself a lifetime of callused handjobs on Valentine’s Day: a student at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, received a handwritten message from a fellow student this Tuesday telling her, basically, that she was dressed like a slut! As you can see from Brittany Molina’s not-at-all-revealing outfit and the snotty letter above, her dress, cardigan, and tights made some dude feel as if he was not “safe, morally as well as physically” in Britt’s boobalicious presence. An Honor Code like this in practice can become little more than an excuse to slut-shame female students when they dress in a way that makes your weenie tingle. I don’t have any problem with a school having a dress code for both genders. But I do have a problem with people policing the way other women dress in a shameful and punishing way. You know, like in Afghanistan or at the CPAC conference. [The Daily What]
  • New Jersey’s State Assembly (like the House of Representatives) has passed a bill to legalize gay marriage. Republican Governor Chris Christie has promised to “swiftly veto” it. [Washington Post]
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Girls Wear Too Much Makeup, So UK School Removes Mirrors From Girls’ Bathrooms

Talk about an “extreme makeover”: a UK high school removed mirrors from the girls’ bathrooms after girls flouted the dress code rules about makeup. Shelley College in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, once allowed female pupils over age 14 to wear “discreet” makeup. But “five or six girls … the ones who wear the most makeup” continually overdid it in the tastefulness department, so the school felt forced to respond. Now all female students except for those in their six form (the British equivalent of 12th grade) are forbidden from wearing makeup at school and mirrors have been removed from the girls’ bathrooms to boot! “There comes a point when you need to stop teachers spending half an hour in the day talking to girls about their make-up,” the school principal told the UK’s Daily Mail. “It is more sensible to say it’s not allowed.” All teachers have been given makeup remover in case a girl runs afoul of the ban. Keep reading »

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