dress code

Kansas Senator To ‘Ladies’: No Mini-Skirts, Please

A Kansas state senator has some people’s knickers in a twist after implementing a new dress code that singles out women who wear “skimpy skirts or blouses with plunging necklines,”

Newser | January 23, 2016 - 10:00 am

8-Year-Old Girl Suspended For Wearing The Wrong Shade of Green

An eight-year-old girl was suspended by her public elementary school, Winslow Township No. 4, for wearing a shirt that was the wrong shade of green. The school’s dress

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 25, 2015 - 11:49 am

Badass High Schooler Strikes Back Against The Sexist Dress Code Police

Summer is coming, and lest we forget, that means high school hall monitors everywhere are gearing up to scrutinize and punish thousands of teenage girls for shorts and tank tops that…

Claire Hannum | May 6, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Girls Asked To Leave School Over Visible Bra Straps

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…

Jessica Wakeman | June 2, 2014 - 6:45 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | May 30, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Indian College Bans Female Students From Wearing Sleeveless Dresses

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…

Alyson Penn | July 28, 2013 - 10:00 am

Even Crucifix Necklaces Are Offensive These Days

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…

Mary Odell | July 9, 2013 - 11:20 am

UPDATE: A Questionable School Dress Code Bans Afro-Puffs

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…

Mary Odell | June 24, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Pants Are Finally Legal For Women In Paris

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…

Jessica Wakeman | February 4, 2013 - 5:20 pm

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

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…

Jessica Wakeman | June 26, 2012 - 5:40 pm

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

An IM Conversation at Frisky HQ:

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

Amelia:  I love chess.

Jessica:  But do you…

Jessica Wakeman | March 12, 2012 - 3:20 pm

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

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…

Jessica Wakeman | February 16, 2012 - 5:40 pm
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