Teens are known for pushing the dress code rules, but sometimes they get in trouble for the silliest things.
We recently learned about teen Macy Edgerly, who was kicked out of class for wearing an outfit her school deemed “inappropriate.”
Unfortunately, this happens way more than it should. Every year, tons of teens (usually girls) are dress-coded and sent home from school or kicked out of events like prom for wearing outfits that the school administration somehow thinks are unacceptable.
Although there are plenty of reasons to have a dress code, some schools go too far, especially when it comes to controlling what young women are allowed to wear.
In April 2017, Sophia Abuabara went to her school in San Antonio, Texas, wearing a comfy long-sleeved dress.
Sophia had three exams that day, but while she was sitting in one of the tests, the principal came in and told her the dress was inappropriate. They even called her mom, Rosey, and told her to bring Sophia a change of clothes.
Teen Sophia Abuabara went to school one day wearing a long-sleeved dress and tennis shoes — she knew she would be stressed about the three tests she had that day, so she wanted to be comfortable.
During one of her tests, though, her principal came into the room and told her the dress was too short.
Sophia had to call her mom to bring her a change of clothes, but Sophia’s mom, Rosey, wasn’t having it.
Rosey had seen what Sophia was wearing before she left the house in the morning, and she thought it was absolutely appropriate — so she told the administrators that she wouldn’t bring her daughter different clothes.
Then Rosey posted a photo online, explaining what had happened.
Wow. My daughter got dress coded for this dress. They said it was too short.
Yet, boys can dress like this?? She had 3 exams that afternoon, including Physics AP, Latin 3, and APUSH. But her skirt length…
In the comments, Rosey continued. “We just measured it,” she wrote. “It’s exactly 4 inches above the knee, which is the rule.”
The principal tried to call her out during her Latin exam. The teacher told him to wait. She finished her exam and spoke with him. She said just knowing she needed to talk to him messed with her concentration.
They had her call me to have me bring her some pants.
I went to the school to tell them I was not going to interrupt her testing schedule because of her skirt length.
The boys don’t have to deal with this. It’s clearly a sexist practice.
I was escorted off campus by campus police. (Btw, she’s ranked #1 in her class, and is class president, among other things.)
Understandably, people were outraged about Sophia’s situation.
“That is so wrong!” one person wrote in response to Rosey’s Instagram post. “There isn’t anything wrong with her dress. Dropping off my son at school I have seen worse.”
Another wrote: “It’s a quite tasteful dress for a teenage girl and it’s paired with tennis shoes for crying out loud!! There’s truly nothing wrong with that dress.”
Many were also upset that the principal had decided to interrupt her education (in the middle of an exam, no less) to take her to task.
What do you think of Sophia’s dress?
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