Virginia’s James River high propagandize punishes girls for wearing margin hockey uniform

September 27, 2015 - School Uniform

  • Lydia Cleveland, a comparison during a Chesterfield County, Virginia high school, is vocalization out opposite her school’s ‘sexist’ rules
  • While she and her teammates were penalized for wearing jaunty shorts to class, her masculine classmates didn’t face a same consequences
  • The 17-year-old also compared a degrading sweatpants punishment to wearing a carmine letter 

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One Virginia high propagandize is degrading womanlike students who they explain disregarded a dress formula by wearing their ‘provocative’ margin hockey uniforms to category for Spirit Day.

Lydia Cleveland, a 17-year-old comparison during James River High School, pronounced she and her teammates were penalized for wearing jaunty shorts, that were partial of their group uniforms, to class. While they were authorized for a field, propagandize officials took emanate with a girls wearing them in a hallways, forcing them to change into annoying sweatpants that review ‘dress code’ down one leg.

‘The fact that a propagandize would have uniforms for a propagandize competition that were afterwards not excusable for a dress formula during a propagandize day, that’s ridiculous,’ she told WTVR. 

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Uneven treatment: Lydia Cleveland, 17, pronounced she and her margin hockey teammates were punished for wearing their jaunty uniforms to propagandize - though boys are authorised to wear their jaunty shorts

Uneven treatment: Lydia Cleveland, 17, pronounced she and her margin hockey teammates were punished for wearing their jaunty uniforms to propagandize – though boys are authorised to wear their jaunty shorts

Off-limits: Shorts like these were deemed 'unacceptable' in a Powerpoint display delivered by a school

Off-limits: Shorts like these were deemed ‘unacceptable’ in a Powerpoint display delivered by a school

Time for change: The Virginia teen pronounced girls are foul targeted by a school's 'sexist' dress formula and afterwards publicly abashed by carrying to wear these pants (left)

Time for change: The Virginia teen pronounced girls are foul targeted by a school’s ‘sexist’ dress formula and afterwards publicly abashed by carrying to wear these pants (left)

Chesterfield County Schools orator Shawn Smith shielded a school’s actions, revelation a internal news hire that a girls wore a uniforms to category though a capitulation of a propagandize or coach. He remarkable that a margin hockey uniforms, as good as those ragged by a cheerleading team, weren’t authorised in propagandize since they violate a dress code. He didn’t discuss either those bans exists on uniforms for any masculine sports teams.

He also did not explain since a uniforms are deliberate excusable for school-sanctioned events though not for class. 

Lydia, however, pronounced that a emanate isn’t usually a difficulty over when and where propagandize jaunty uniforms are authorised to be worn. Female students have also been foul targeted with what she deems a ‘sexist’ policy,

Not subsidy down: A orator for a propagandize district has shielded their decision

Not subsidy down: A orator for a propagandize district has shielded their decision

The rules: While jaunty shorts are not categorically listed as being criminialized in a central propagandize dress code, they were enclosed in a Powerpoint display on outfits that were 'unacceptable' for class

The rules: While jaunty shorts are not categorically listed as being criminialized in a central propagandize dress code, they were enclosed in a Powerpoint display on outfits that were ‘unacceptable’ for class

‘I’ve seen boys in jaunty shorts and girls aren’t authorised to wear them,’ she said. ‘This is revelation a splendid immature women that it is their error when they are sexualized in a eyes of other people. Absolutely a immature ladies are being targeted.’

In fact, a jaunty shorts aren’t a usually clearly ‘sexist’ adhering indicate in a district’s dress code. Students noticed a PowerPoint that summarized what they were authorised to wear, and it overwhelmingly focused on womanlike students’ wardrobes. The display spotlighted 9 cinema of ‘unacceptable’ outfits for girls, including jaunty shorts and equipment that revealed disruption or midriffs, though usually dual examples for boys, including relaxed pants that slip next a waist.

‘If you’re going to have a dress formula with manners for both genders, make it among both genders,’ Lydia told WWBT, adding that deeming these sold jaunty shorts unsuitable isn’t fair: ‘They’re not provocative by any means.’

Turn a tables: Lydia pronounced that a stream manners retaliate girls for being sexualized by others - even when their garments are, arguably, not that provacative

Turn a tables: Lydia pronounced that a stream manners retaliate girls for being sexualized by others – even when their garments are, arguably, not that provacative

Outdated policy: Lydia compared creation girls wear 'dress code' sweatpants like these to perfectionist that they wear a carmine letter

Outdated policy: Lydia compared creation girls wear ‘dress code’ sweatpants like these to perfectionist that they wear a carmine letter

The teen even wrote a minute to propagandize officials final week in that she voiced her concerns, though has nonetheless to accept a response.

She pronounced that she understands since dress codes exist and isn’t hostile them altogether, though thinks that focusing an lavish volume of courtesy on a approach womanlike students dress is sexist and promotes rape culture.

She also finds a punishment in doubt – those degrading ‘dress code’ sweatpants – to be identical to forcing immature women to wear a carmine letter.  

‘The fact that contrition is being used as a punishment is totally wrong to me,’ she said.


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