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Shame: A Documentary on School Dress Code. Dharma Project - ollivander: micdotcom: Toronto teen fights back... The only thing shameful about 'revealing' prom dresses are adults who obsess over them. ‘The right to be handsome’: Clothing for gender non-conforming people on the rise. Why women's pockets are useless: A history. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus descend upon us today, and tech reviewers are throwing it a pretty elaborate welcome party.

Why women's pockets are useless: A history

Amid the loving descriptions of its crisp camera, the odes to its intuitive operating system and the near-reverence for its sleek lines and its mystical Apple-ness, one question (quite literally) looms large: Is the bigger iPhone 6 Plus a "pocketable" size? It’s not about you: When men take women’s style personally. A woman models a dress at a February 2014 fashion exhibit at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.

It’s not about you: When men take women’s style personally

(Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art/ Why yoga pants are incredibly dangerous to today's youth. I don’t know where to start with this one.

Why yoga pants are incredibly dangerous to today's youth

I just don’t. Students protest 'slut shaming' high school dress codes with mass walkouts. A spate of revolts against school dress codes appears to be gaining momentum across the United States, with students staging walkouts and other protests to complain at the way girls have been “humiliated” and forced to cover up.

Students protest 'slut shaming' high school dress codes with mass walkouts

A vocal campaign has emerged after recent incidents angered students in New York, Utah, Florida, Oklahoma and other states, with some accusing schools of sexism and so-called “slut shaming”. The protests have spawned a hashtag, #iammorethanadistraction, and expressions of support from some parents who say the application of dress codes can be capricious and unjust. How many young women can a school legally punish for dress code violations? In the last few weeks, almost 200 students – almost all of them female – at Tottenville High School in Staten Island, New York have been given detention over dress code violations.

How many young women can a school legally punish for dress code violations?

Many of the young women showed back up to school in crop tops and tank tops, deliberately breaking the code in protest. Appalling Whisper Messages Reveal How Too Many Schools Humiliate Young Girls. Slut-shaming and humiliating young girls for their bodies has taken center stage in 2014.

Appalling Whisper Messages Reveal How Too Many Schools Humiliate Young Girls

In just the past few months, a high school student in Florida was forced to wear a "shame suit" for violating the school's dress code, a Quebec high schooler was publicly humiliated in front of her classmates for wearing shorts that were too short, a Richmond-based 17-year-old was sent home from her prom because fathers in attendance kept ogling her and Evanston, Ill., middle schoolers were banned from wearing yoga pants or leggings to school because it was too distracting for boys. But students aren't just staying quiet anymore, they're speaking out, at least, they're trying. Using the anonymous sharing platform Whisper, students are airing their schools' dirty laundry by posting personal experiences. Meufs: "Tenue correcte exigée : un collège de Nice relance le débat" Taille plus… mais mince! De plus en plus de lignes de vêtements se lancent dans le « taille plus ».

Taille plus… mais mince!

Paradoxalement, le culte de la minceur étire ses tentacules jusque dans ce créneau, dont les mannequins n’ont parfois de rondes que l’appellation. Un écran de fumée devant une énième illustration de notre obsession du corps parfait? En mai, la couverture du magazine Elle Québec a fait grand bruit. On y voyait une femme pulpeuse, bien plus en chair que les mannequins auxquelles on nous a habituées depuis des années. Cette femme, c’est Ashley Graham, mannequin vedette de la chaîne de boutiques Addition Elle.

. « Je ne vous dirai pas le nombre de commentaires que nous avons reçus de lectrices qui n’aiment pas voir des femmes taille plus en couverture. » — Louise Dugas, ex-rédactrice en chef du magazine Elle Québec La question surprend vivement Louise Dugas, qui était rédactrice en chef du mensuel féminin jusqu’à la fin mai. « Je m’excuse, mais je pense que c’est un regard de profane! Women Are Sharing Gorgeous Pictures Of Their Real Bodies With The #Fatkini Hashtag. Commodity Fetish: This Is Not Really What a Feminist Looks Like. There’s a special drawer in my closet dedicated to lost causes, the clothes I will never wear again but that I can’t find it in me to donate or throw away.

Commodity Fetish: This Is Not Really What a Feminist Looks Like

They are all, invariably, the slogan shirt—cotton shirts that scream “Fuck H8,” “This is what a feminist looks like,” folded right next to shirts from Hot Topic that say in disparaging gray on gray, “I listen to bands that don’t even exist yet.” Words, words, words. Their sentiments are the same to me in hindsight, really. There were a few years of my life where I wore my politics quite literally on my sleeve. It’s interesting to dig them up, though, now that these kind of logo-touting feminist agendas are being covered in press. Marcoxmarco: minus18: For me and my friends... Modesty Is NOT the Best Policy. Des shorts trop courts déclenchent une controverse dans tout le pays. Lindsey StockerÀ l'ère des médias sociaux, difficile de faire respecter des règles vestimentaires jugées... abusives.

Des shorts trop courts déclenchent une controverse dans tout le pays

Une affaire de shorts trop courts portés par une adolescente de Beaconsfield, dans l'ouest de Montréal, prend une ampleur considérable sur les médias sociaux! Abus de pouvoir, misogynie, contrôle des femmes, tout y passe. Lindsey Stocker, élève de cinquième secondaire à la Beaconsfield High School, s'est fait dire la semaine dernière par la direction de l'établissement que les shorts qu'elle portait était trop court et que cela allait à l'encontre du code vestimentaire. Elle a subi le «test» vestimentaire dans sa classe (les bras tombant le long du corps devant déterminer si le short était trop court ou pas), devant les autres élèves, et elle s'est sentie attaquée. My mind palace is a Tardis. What Do Dress Codes Say About Girls’ Bodies?

“You’re not going out dressed like that!”

What Do Dress Codes Say About Girls’ Bodies?

“What mother would let her child wear such a short skirt?” Think about it: How often do we police girls’ bodies? Recent talk of school dress codes reveals that it happens an awful lot, and for some confused reasons. After a New Jersey middle school banned strapless dresses from a school dance, more schools have been making headlines with various clothing bans and restrictions. Some of these bans focus on attire for dances while others target daily wear such as yoga pants and low-cut tops. The concern for overly exposed young bodies may be well-intentioned.

But these dress codes fall short of being legitimately helpful. Instead, these restrictions are executed with distracted boys in mind, casting girls as inherent sexual threats needing to be tamed. What Do Dress Codes Say About Girls’ Bodies? Jezebel. Dress Codes: Stepping Stones To Rape Culture. Rue89. Fat Girls are still being ignored by fashion companies.

211 images of babies from Sears, 1962-1979 - Pink & Blue: Telling the Boys from the Girls in America. I'm working on a careful description and analysis of the children's styles fro the Sears catalogs, and decided to get reactions from my readers. These images (211 of them!!!) Are arranged in chronological order, by year and then season (Spring-Summer, then Fall-Winter). You can view them as a slide show and add comments here or on Flickr. Babies : un album sur Flickr. What Do Dress Codes Say About Girls’ Bodies? Cent ans de petites culottes et de luttes ouvrières. How 'Slut Shaming' Has Been Written Into School Dress Codes Across The Country. By Annie-Rose Strasser and Tara Culp-Ressler "How ‘Slut Shaming’ Has Been Written Into School Dress Codes Across The Country" Capistrano Valley High's school dance dress code.

Last month, a New Jersey middle school banned girls from wearing strapless dresses to prom. Administrators claimed that the dresses were “distracting” — though they refused to specify exactly how or why. This is no isolated incident in the United States. 1. When most Americans think about “rape culture,” they may think about the Steubenville boys’ defense arguing that an unconscious girl consented to her sexual assault because she “didn’t say no,” the school administrators who choose to protect their star athletes over those boys’ rape victims, or the bullying that led multiple victims of sexual assault to take their own lives.

Because You Can: Make ’Em Look. I have been told many times by my “friends” that I look like a slut. Most of them dress conservatively, and they get very judgmental when I wear short shorts or a crop top. So do I strut my stuff in a denim mini or do I put some pants on?? What Would Fully-Clothed Female Superheroes Look Like. No Man’s Land and the Alice Band. By Lisa Wade, PhD, May 29, 2011, at 10:18 am While the last fifty years have been characterized by increasing freedoms for women, this has not been true for men to the same degree. Women have entered masculine arenas throughout society, from where they work to what they wear, but men have not been freed to pursue feminine interests. Men still face teasing, ridicule, stigma, or even violence for daring to do “girly” things. Head Covering as a Common Practice. By Lisa Wade, PhD, Mar 25, 2012, at 12:20 pm The burqa and headscarf are often identified as symbols of women’s oppression in Muslim countries.

In fact, head covering is a form of religious garb in many sub-cultures. Some of these subcultures require head covering all of the time, and others only during religious rituals, but all involve this tradition. Yet, when it comes to Muslims, the discussion often goes forward as if it is a uniquely oppressive, and uniquely Islamic, practice. Food for thought. Thanks to Dolores R. for the link.