It seems like every week there is another instance of a student being punished for violating the school dress code, and more often than not, the student is female. While it's important to follow the rules, sometimes those lines get blurred when the outfit in question looks, well, completely normal and not like they're going out for a night on the town with their fishnets and halter tops.
What's even more infuriating is that the reason is often that they're "distracting" to the male students, which is a whole different issue to tackle.
But take a look at these outfits and let us know — does the punishment fit the crime?
This off-the-shoulder shirt.
This student has a 4.4 GPA and stood up against what she felt was an unfair punishment — suspension and being barred from walking in graduation — because of this shirt.
According to Yahoo, between twenty-five and sixty girls who dared to wear a dress on a day when the temperature hit the 90s were pulled out of class in California.
via: WINK News
Cameron Boland had just won the title of “Historian of the National Honor Society” by giving a speech at another school before it was quickly stripped away from her because she was wearing a dress with spaghetti straps.
“I was aware of the dress code at Ida Baker, but not going there, I didn’t think it applied to me, I am not one of their students. Also, being an extracurricular activity an event, I didn’t feel a need to comply with the dress code,” said Boland.
This is literally one of the most unoffensive outfits in the world, but yet because her collarbone was exposed, she was pulled out of class and told to put on a scarf.
These jeans and tank.
via: CBC News
Laura Anderson was actually sent home from a school in Canada to change because what she was wearing — ripped jeans and a tank — broke the rules.