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Marin Horizon Middle dress code

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We are girls between the ages of 11 and 14. The sexualization of our bodies is not our problem. You do not have the right to force us to change. You are objectifying the female body and implying that boys cannot control themselves, a bra strap showing distracts them from their education. If it's warm out, I'll wear my shorts or a dress. If it's cold out, I'll wear my leggings or yoga pants. My clothing is my choice. Implying these rules has an impact on girls self esteem such as being ashamed of our shoulders or legs since they should be covered. If my parents give consent to my outfit, can you? Here at Marin Horizon, we feel safe, we feel like we're getting an exceptional education, but what we do not feel, is that females are being treated equally interns of clothing. The dress code acknowledges that appropriate, decent and non-distracting attire must be worn in an educational setting. No form fitting wear, and no ripped clothing, along with no yoga pants. No cleavage, or bare shoulders, back, nor skin. Women are limited to clothing items that do not show or have these things. They are not allowed to wear these clothing items, ultimately because of the opposite gender’s inability to control themselves. We can not wear what we feel confident in due to someone else’s lack of self control. “When you deem a girl’s dress ‘inappropriate,’ you’re also telling her, ‘Because your body may distract people, your body is inappropriate. Cover it up.’ You recontextualize her body; We are trying to shine a light on the fact that a dress code teaches girls that our bodies are sexual objects, but also that we are inferior to others, because we must conform to keeping ourselves covered up in order to avoid the inevitable; people sexualizing women. If my shorts are making you uncomfortable, you are the problem not me.

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