Posts tagged "dress codes"

The Soapbox: School Dress Codes Are Vehicles For Body-Shaming And It’s Time To Do Something About It

Remember school dress codes? Did they ever give you a sick feeling in the pit of your stomach as a teenager, or did they stay comfortably off your radar? Peggy Orenstein's opinion piece on the subject in The New York Times brings up some of the more troubling questions about what the real purpose of…
By: Claire Hannum / June 18, 2014

The Soapbox: On School Dress Codes And Slutty Wednesday At Stuyvesant High School

By now you’ve probably heard of the prestigious New York City high school that protested what they perceive as a discriminatory dress code by instituting a “Slutty Wednesday”—a day in which students came to school in outfits that deliberately violated the code. According to news reports, the school’s dress code is pretty basic. It require…
By: Melissa Petro / June 12, 2012

You Can Use “Urkel” As A Verb; “Getting Urkeled” Is Probably Not What You Think

When we read the Time headline "'Urkel' Is Now a Verb," we assumed this had something to do with hipster dress, which often takes after Steve Urkel fashion with tight pants and over-sized glasses. But no. Apparently, "getting Urkeled" is what the kids at Westside Middle School in Memphis, Tennessee, say when someone gets penalized…
By: Leonora Epstein / December 10, 2010

No Fancy Nails, Dyed Hair, Or Earrings For Some Japanese Athletes

Dang, athletes in Japan have some serious dress code rules to contend with in order to participate in their sport. First, we told you about snowboarder Kazuhiro Kokubo, who was banned from the Olympic opening ceremony by the Japanese Ski Association because he was sporting a "hip-hop" twist on the national uniform. Now, we've…
By: Annika Harris / February 22, 2010

Cracking The Dress Code On Holiday Parties

Black tie. Creative black tie. Cocktail. Casual Chic. We're guessing you have an idea of what half of these dress code terms mean, but the other half is rather confusing. Dress codes are not only becoming more popular, but are also becoming more obscure. “It used to be it was either no dress code at…
By: Annika Harris / December 17, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Beijing’s Fashion Dress Code And Problems With Being Single

Beijing residents got a style guide covering what to where during the Olympics. Not allowed: white socks with black leather shoes, and wearing pajamas to visit neighbors. [AP via The Huffington Post] Being single in your 40s might cause you to develop cognitive impairment. [AJC]…
By: Catherine Strawn / August 1, 2008

Jumpsuits As Punishment

Guess Gonzalez, TX, school district didn't get the memo that jumpsuits are a fashion "do" these days. Kids from 5th grade through high school who come to school dressed inappropriately will be forced to put on a black, school-issued jumpsuit. Sure, it's a little prison, but with the right accessories, I'd wear it.
By: Catherine Strawn / July 30, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Tattoo Discrimination, Miley Cyrus’ Fans In Prison, And Bad Boys

Tattoo discrimination still exists. If you don't want to cover your ink up at work, make sure to ask whether the workplace is tattoo friendly at your next interview. [CNN]…
By: Catherine Strawn / June 20, 2008