Over the past year, it seems like we’ve seen an influx of stories about young girls standing up to archaic rules in their schools and districts over dress code violations.
In a way, this is a good thing. Yes, it’s upsetting to be living two decades into the 21st century and conversations about girls exciting boys because they’re wearing a tank top is ludicrous.
But it’s good that these Draconian laws regarding school dress codes are being thrust into the spotlight.
It also proves that as much as young women, or women in general, can be underestimated by a male-dominated society, it’s the brave young girls that are standing up and saying “This is wrong and it needs to change” who are changing these rules and making them less of a double standard.
If 2017 is being called “The Year of the Woman,” what will 2018 look like when it’s all said and done especially when so many strong, courageous women are making sure their voices are still being heard?
You know that song “I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar” from the 70s? One British teen is roaring fiercely after she returned to school from break only to find herself in trouble for donating her main to charity.
Yes, you heard that right.
14-year-old Niamh Baldwin shaved her head over Christmas break and is now being forced into isolation at school because of it.