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Gender Roles are trash it's time we throw them in the garbage. Please sign this petition so that I may be able to change my administrators mind about my homecoming attire. I hope to enlighten her and maybe change not only her perspective but others as well. Below is a letter I will be giving Mrs. Borden (my home coming adviser) along with a link to this online petition. I will also have a hard copy so if anyone see's me in school or out and about please stop me, I need your help. Together we can show people that you are more than your clothing. You are more than society's perception of you, remember that. PLEASE SIGN!!

Dear Mrs. Borden,

I respect you not only as an educator but as a person as well, and because of this I’ve come to value your opinion immensely. So when I was told I couldn’t wear a suit to homecoming I was not only disappointed, I was hurt. I didn’t understand why when the majority of homecoming court voted on prom attire, that I was not allowed to wear a suit, which mind you many people wear to prom, thus making it prom attire, the very thing we as a court voted on. I do not remember voting on gender specifics, and so I don’t understand why you are implicating them. I understand that it is homecoming and you want us to look uniform as a group, and I’m willing to comply by following the regulations of prom attire. Although I do genuinely feel ten times more comfortable in a suit rather than a dress, it’s not about comfort. It’s about individuality, and feeling free to express who you are through your clothes and any other avenue one desires. More prominently it’s about ensuring equality. A woman should be free to wear a pant suit to any and all occasions. And if it were up to me a man should be able to wear a dress to any occasion, heck maybe even a kilt. We as a school district should not be promoting gender roles. Clothing does not define you, you define you. I believe that I should be given the opportunity to wear what I feel comfortable in, I believe I should be in a school district that promotes individuality rather than repenting it, and I believe that you believe this too. I know you are true blue rule follower but sometimes rules need breaking. I implore you to break the rules, to stand against the conformity the administration has so relentlessly pushed upon us. I will not be belligerent, and I hope you will follow suit. No pun intended.


A girl who wants to represent her school feeling like herself

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