Hannah Grace Smith, a West Florida High School student, believes the Escambia County School District’s dress code that is “incredibly sexist and unnecessary, and I believe that it should be revoked.”
Her petition on change.org has gotten nearly 1,000 signatures.Smith started it five days ago.
Smith objects to the dress code rule: “Clothing that exposes the entire shoulder, tube tops, spaghetti straps, or similar type of clothing may only be worn with a blouse or shirt”.
“During my time in Escambia County schools, I have found that this rule in itself creates the distraction, not the women’s shoulders,” wrote Smith. “If administration didn’t shout “Shoulders are a Distraction” from the rooftops of our schools, many wouldn’t even view them as a distraction.”
Check out the petition.