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  • The Blessed Virgin's Guide to Catholic Modesty

    10/18/2014 8:43:51 AM PDT · by Morgana · 327 replies
    Chastity.com ^ | No Date supplied. | Michelle Arnold
    You want to see a ruckus in Catholic cyberspace? All you have to do is link together the words Catholic and modesty or, better, Blessed Virgin and pants. Simcha Fisher, who writes for the National Catholic Register, rode on the skirt-tails of "Pants!" to Catholic blogging superstardom a few years back with a couple of hysterical posts on the subject (here and here). The administrator at the Catholic Answers Forums tells me that she sometimes fantasizes about banning the subject of women's clothing as a topic of conversation on the forums because there are few topics more likely to start...
  • Bar attacked for ‘Jim Crow’ dress code: ‘Might as well just say no black folks allowed’

    07/08/2014 8:05:20 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 51 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | July 8 2014 | Joe Saunders
    A Minneapolis night club’s dress code aimed at forcing patrons to dress presentably is being attacked as racist by people who apparently think being black means dressing like a slob. barlouiednewcode0708According to Minneapolis Fox affiliate KSMP, the nightclub Bar Louie has posted a sign barring customers in “flat bill hats,” “long plain white T-shirts,” “excessively baggy clothing” or sporting “large chains.” That struck some observers as basically barring blacks. “If you do not want African-Americans to frequent your establishment, then maybe you should just say that and not just break it down to the dress code,” one man told the...
  • New Order in the Court: Dress Like a Professional

    03/02/2014 11:32:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 2, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    The first thing you should know is that I'm guilty. I am a part-time professional dress code offender. I wear jeans to work when I don't plan on interviewing anyone that day. I used to keep a pair of flip-flops under my desk. For all I know, they're still there, buried under something else. When I told co-workers I'd have to confess to my sartorial sins, I thought they'd tell me: Nonsense, you always dress well. I was wrong. In my defense, I clean up well for editorial board meetings. I like to think I dress well for a newspaper...
  • Tacoma teen fired after wearing Broncos jersey to work

    01/22/2014 2:32:53 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 27 replies
    Fox Sports News ^ | January 22, 2014 | Any Nesbett
    Nathaniel Wentz is a 17-year-old kid who plays quarterback for his high school football team. He also works — well, he used to work — during his free time. Why did we say he used to work? Because he was fired from his gig at Odyssey 1 family entertainment center in Tacoma, Washington after he wore a Broncos jersey to work last Sunday. Why was he wearing a Broncos jersey? Because his boss told employees that they could wear jerseys of their favorite teams to work since it was the day of the AFC and NFC Championship Games. Wentz's manager...
  • Pentagon relaxes rules on religious apparel, facial hair

    01/22/2014 12:38:42 PM PST · by lowbridge · 12 replies
    fox news ^ | january 22, 2014
    The Pentagon on Wednesday relaxed its rules governing the religious apparel and facial hair that troops can wear or maintain while in uniform, permitting in some cases tattoos, body piercings and other religious items.  The Defense Department issued the changes via a directive Wednesday afternoon. As part of the military's changing approach to making religious accommodations, the new policy will allow service members to sport different kinds of religious garb and hairstyles so long as they don't have an "adverse effect on military readiness, mission accomplishment, unit cohesion, and good order and discipline."  The changes create several new categories, besides...
  • Firm to female staffers: Learn hard words

    10/25/2013 2:20:15 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 124 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 25, 2013 | Natalie O'Neill
    Smart women don’t show cleavage — or at least that’s what one high-powered Manhattan law firm is telling its female employees. The legal firm Clifford Chance sent female associates a bizarre memo advising them to stop giggling, squirming and showing cleavage while speaking in public, irking female employees who called the tips sexist, the legal news website Abovethelaw.com reports.
  • FEMALE STUDENT ORDERED TO CHANGE OUT OF 'OFFENSIVE' NRA T-SHIRT

    10/04/2013 3:33:03 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/3/2013
    A female student at Canyon High School in Anaheim Hills was ordered to change out of her t-shirt because it promoted the NRA. According to CBS Los Angeles, Haley Bullwinkle said she was sent to the principal's office in September "for violating the school's dress code that forbids offensive, violent, or divisive clothing." The "offensive" shirt was a gift from Bullwinkle's father, which he gave her after he became a member of the NRA. The shirt "shows a buck, an American flag, and a hunter's silhouette." Under this is inscribed: "National Rifle Association of America: Protecting America's Traditions Since 1871."...
  • Québécois secular dress code sparks divisions

    09/14/2013 9:08:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    France 24 ^ | 13/09/2013
    A move by Quebec’s ruling Parti Québécois to ban public workers in the province from wearing ostentatious symbols has drawn fire from other Canadian leaders, and even created an internal division within the group. The so-called “Charter of Quebec Values” forbids state employees from wearing large Christian crosses, Jewish skullcaps or Muslim headscarves to work. …
  • University of Cambridge (UK) changes dress code so men can graduate in skirts

    08/29/2013 12:42:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2:54PM BST 29 Aug 2013 | (Agencies)
    The University of Cambridge has rewritten its graduation dress code after hundreds of years to allow men to graduate in skirts—and women in suits—following complaints from transgender students. Cambridge has always been known for its traditional outfit rules, which it has strictly enforced for centuries, but the university’s official rules on graduation dress will change in October to include no reference to gender. This means women will be allowed to graduate in suits, and men could wear skirts if they want to. …
  • Pinellas (Fla) schools say cheerleading uniforms are dress code violations

    08/27/2013 9:16:13 AM PDT · by llevrok · 111 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 8/26/2013
    In a perfect world, every father would think his daughter is beautiful. David Fraser agrees. "Yeah, but she's actually beautiful," he says of his own daughter, 15-year-old Jeana. "I mean, she looks like a cheerleader." Jeana is a cheerleader. A sophomore, she wears her uniform to Countryside High School on game days along with the rest of the squad. Or she did until Friday, when the school decided its own uniform was against the dress code. Several Pinellas County schools are restricting or banning their own cheerleading uniforms during classroom hours amid a broader crackdown on the student dress code....
  • Student Told to Change Abstinence T-Shirt Because it Violated School’s Dress Code

    02/26/2013 8:53:24 AM PST · by Sopater · 25 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | 2/26/13 | Dave Jolly
    Summer Schreiner of Cocoa, Florida attended the Silver Ring Thing Conference, a Christian event that promotes abstinence only. At the conference, she obtained a t-shirt that read: “Don’t drink and park… accidents cause kids” Summer believed in what the shirt said and was proud to wear it to school the next day. Everything was going well for her at Clearlake Middle School until just after lunch. On her way back to class, the 8th grader was stopped by the vice principal who told her to go to the office and change her shirt because it was inappropriate. She was given...
  • Middle Schooler Told to Remove His US Marines T-Shirt – It Was Too Offensive

    02/26/2013 3:57:49 AM PST · by lowbridge · 37 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | February 25, 2013 | jim hoft
    Today a Genoa-Kingston Middle School student’s parent is claiming that a teacher ordered his son to cover his US Marine themed t-shirt or be suspended. Dan McIntyre says that his son Michael has wore the shirt to school many times in the past and that he is a big fan of the branch of the US military. Dan McIntyre says that, “A teacher noticed the guns on the shirt.” He went on to say that the teacher said there was a school policy against the image of a gun. Michael complied when the teacher asked him to turn the shirt...
  • New Hampshire Teachers Call Flip-Flop, Tank Top Ban ‘Condescending’

    12/02/2012 7:39:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 2, 2012 | Kyle Olson
    Just how far has the culture in government schools devolved? School district efforts to professionalize staff is now considered an affront to teachers. At least that’s the attitude emanating from teachers in the Hampton, New Hampshire SAU 90 school district. The school board is considering an update to its dress-code policy for teachers, and, according to Seacoastonline.com, “several teachers are insulted such a policy exists, telling them blue jeans, sneakers, flip-flops and tank tops are off limits.” Superintendent Kathleen Murphy said staff members feel the proposed policy is “derogatory and condescending.” It’s derogatory to ask professionals to dress a little...
  • Dress code bars Oklahoma City kindergartner from wearing University of Michigan T-shirt

    08/23/2012 9:02:04 AM PDT · by MNDude · 47 replies
    <p>An Oklahoma City student was forced to turn his shirt inside-out because he was wearing a University of Michigan T-shirt, violating the district’s dress code.</p> <p>Fox 25 reports that the 5-year-old kindergartner violated a 2005 rule created by the Oklahoma City Public Schools banning clothing with sports team logos unless they are from Oklahoma colleges or universities. The rule, which was established due to gang affiliations some teams carry, excludes all professional teams, including the Oklahoma City Thunder.</p>
  • NYC Schoolgirls Get ‘Slutty’ to Protest Dress Code

    06/08/2012 8:12:40 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 107 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | June 8, 2012 | JP
    Students at New York City’s Stuyvesant High are unhappy with a dress code that bans girls from wearing Daisy Dukes and tank tops to school along with other such inappropriate clothing. To protest the restriction on their supposed right to wear as little as possible to school, the girls held a so-called “Slutty Wednesday” demonstration this week. They complained that Stuyvesant’s dress code is unfair, particularly to well-endowed girls. Lucy Greider, a Stuyvesant freshman, told the New York Post she’s been sent to the principal’s office 10 times this school year for showing off too much cleavage, midriff or shoulder....
  • Woman Sues Boss Over 'Mini-Skirt' Monday (And more)

    08/09/2011 8:54:36 PM PDT · by tlb · 64 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 8, 2011 | Caroline Rawls
    Trude Nycole Anderson filed a civil complaint in U.S. District Court alleging that Derek Wright, owner of Pleasant Creek-based Lone Peak Controls and D&L Electric Control Co., sexually harassed her for years. Part of that harassment included a provocative memo mandating a day-by-day work attire schedule, the suit maintains. A copy of the complaint obtained by the Salt-Lake Tribune outlines the proposed dress code. The schedule called for “Mini-skirt Monday,” “Tube-top Tuesday,” “Wet T-shirt Wednesday,” “No bra Thursday,” and “Bikini top Friday.” Wright supervised Anderson at D&L Electric Control for almost four years. During that time, he “repeatedly asked Ms....
  • Scantily dressed visitors not allowed at U.S. jail

    06/22/2011 2:22:49 PM PDT · by Jaded · 17 replies
    Reuters/Yahoo News ^ | 6/22/11 | Jonathan Allen
    NEW YORK (Reuters) – Skimpily dressed visitors to New York City's main jail complex can only see inmates if they cover up with an oversized, baggy, green T-shirt as part of a new dress code. The new rules at Rikers Island aim to maintain a "family friendly" environment at the jail. The city's Department of Corrections has purchased some 750 T-shirts in an easy-to-track shade of bright green. The shirts, all size XXL, are meant to be shapeless on all but the heaviest frames.
  • No Breakfast For Kids Wearing ‘Wrong’ Shoes At Grade School

    05/10/2011 8:29:08 AM PDT · by newzjunkey · 148 replies
    CBS ^ | May 9, 2011 4:56 PM | CBS 2 Dorothy Tucker
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago Public Schools is apologizing to a Chicago mother and her two young sons, ages 5 and 6, after they were denied breakfast because they came to schools wearing the wrong kind of shoes. The Nicholson brothers only grab a quick snack before heading to class because they qualify for a full free breakfast at Adam Powell Grade School. It’s something they look forward to every day, and it hurt when they were recently turned away. They were wearing black athletic shoes. The boys told their mom that the assistant principal, Angela Peagler wouldn’t let them eat...
  • NYC To Vote On Change To Taxi Driver Dress Code [underwear on outside a no-no!]

    12/15/2010 11:41:36 AM PST · by ETL · 10 replies
    AP via CBSLocal.com ^ | December 15, 2010 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK — The city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission is expected to vote Thursday on regulations governing a driver’s appearance. Such rules have been on the books for years. The current regulations prohibit underwear worn as outerwear. Tank tops and swimwear are also no-nos. ..."
  • "Jesus had long hair. Why can't my son?"

    08/25/2010 9:33:09 AM PDT · by jackspyder · 128 replies
    examiner.com ^ | August 25, 2010 | Réne Girard
    A 6th grade boy in the small town of Itasca, TX, about 40 miles south of Fort Worth and just north of Hillsboro TX off I-35, was ordered out of class and into in-school suspension after showing up on the first day of school because his hair is considered too long. The Itasca Middle School handbook outlines student conduct and behavior including a dress code which details length of hair for both boys and girls. Girls are allowed to have hair of any length; however, boys are not allowed to have hair longer than shoulder length. 12 year old Kenneth...
  • Visiting Vatican City? Take Care!

    08/09/2010 7:54:12 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 22 replies
    news-fire.com ^ | Aug 9 2010 | Marian Buchant
    When In Rome – Cover Up New Strict Dress Code In Vatican City Could Catch Out Travellers Warns insurewithease.com (Press Release) Insurewithease.com, leading independent travel insurance specialist is urging holidaymakers in Rome to heed a stricter dress code now being enforced by the Vatican City, which includes visitors to St Peter’s Square. Some visitors turning up with bare shoulders and legs are being turned away, including shocked locals, just popping out to Vatican City for a paper or loaf of bread. Insurewithease.com advises travellers to take appropriate clothing with them to Rome, so that they don’t get caught out by...
  • Dress Code Explained

    05/19/2010 10:12:32 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 2 replies · 324+ views
    AIA-FL Blog ^ | May 19, 2010 | Deborah Lambert
    Dress Code Explained Deborah Lambert, May 19, 2010 Students in the Mesquite, Texas school district will have something to look forward to when school re-opens this fall. Their conservative dress code will be loosened to the point where the kids can “wear any color of shoes, socks or belt they want,” according to the MESQUITE blog in the Dallas Morning News.....
  • School bans 'slovenly' mothers from wearing pyjamas when they drop their children off

    02/08/2010 7:58:56 AM PST · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 81 replies · 1,980+ views
    Mail Online ^ | Jan. 5, 2010 | Laura Clark
    Schools are following Tesco's example and taking a stand against parents who turn up at the gates wearing pyjamas. They are chastising parents for dropping children off - and collecting them in the afternoon - without first changing out of their nightwear and slippers. One head has written to parents warning that their failure to get dressed for the school run is 'slovenly and rude'. He took action after up to 50 mothers a day began arriving in the mornings wearing pyjamas and slippers. The moves comes after a Tesco store in Cardiff took the unprecedented step of banning customers...
  • Goa's tourism boss links sexual assaults to bikinis

    02/03/2010 7:43:26 AM PST · by Tom Hawks · 17 replies · 1,334+ views
    Global Post ^ | Jason Overdorf
    Once upon a time, the beaches of Goa were known for free love. But as a string of high-profile sexual assaults on tourists culminated in the alleged rape of a 9-year-old Russian girl last week, the idyllic strip of sand along the Arabian Sea is fast gaining a fearful reputation. The answer? According to the state's ministry of tourism, those cute pre-teens in two-pieces are asking for it.“You can't blame the locals; they have never seen such women. Foreign tourists must maintain a certain degree of modesty in their clothing. Walking on the beaches half-naked is bound to titillate the...
  • Morehouse College Bans Ghetto Thug Attire, Cross Dressing

    10/15/2009 12:58:54 PM PDT · by kristinn · 55 replies · 2,986+ views
    Thursday, October 15, 2009 | Kristinn
    Morehouse College, one of the few remaining all-male historically Black colleges has taken a courageous stand with its new dress code that bans ghetto thug attire and cross-dressing on campus.Black Voices gave some background:Morehouse President Dr. Robert M. Franklin, Jr. is implementing the code starting today as part of his "Five Wells: well read, well spoken, well-traveled, well dressed and well balanced." Here are the standards as published in the student newspaper, The Maroon Tiger (via The Daily Voice):It is our expectation that students who select Morehouse do so because of the College's outstanding legacy of producing leaders. On the...
  • 'Islam is of the Devil' Shirt Appears at Elementary School

    08/24/2009 4:01:56 PM PDT · by Islaminaction · 53 replies · 1,379+ views
    Islam in Action ^ | August 24Th, 2009 | Christopher Logan
    Here is an update on the "Florida Anti-Islam Church Steps it up a Notch!" story. 'Islam is of the devil' shirt appears at elementary school By Christopher Curry Staff writer August 24, 2009 A student at Talbot Elementary School wore a shirt bearing the message "Islam is of the devil" on the first day of school and was sent home for violation of the school district's dress code.
  • Clothing for Your Tea Party. B. Boxer's Suggestions

    08/06/2009 8:11:49 AM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 56 replies · 1,964+ views
    Brooks Brothers ^ | 8-6-09 | JoinedAfterAttack
    Barbara Boxer said Tea Party protesters are coming to Town Halls in Brooks Brothers clothes. Today we provide you a link so you can dress for success for your next Town Hall protest. Don't forget to check out the Handkerchiefs so you are ready to cry when your congressman/woman votes you into Canadian(like) Healthcare. http://www.brooksbrothers.com/men/landing_men.tem
  • Totally Vanity for Freeper Gals

    07/12/2009 8:12:13 PM PDT · by Vor Lady · 58 replies · 4,674+ views
    My own self | Today | Vor Lady
    Ladies, What are we wearing to the Freeper Convention? Is the banquet formal? Business Casual? Casual? Clothing Optional? (just kidding!) Since we will be in the same city as the 'Fashion Icon' we'll need to put our best foot (or arms as the case may be) forward! What say you?
  • Illegally Blond

    02/19/2009 8:30:55 AM PST · by bs9021 · 8 replies · 616+ views
    Campus Report ^ | February 19, 2009 | Deborah Lambert
    Illegally Blond by: Deborah Lambert, February 19, 2009 Say it isn’t so. Are a couple of teenage girls about to be kicked out of school for being “too blond?” The answer is yes—and the bottle blonds, who are students at the Rednock School in Gloucestershire England, both claim it’s a big mistake, according to parentdish.com. At issue is the headmaster’s claim that the girls, Reagan Booth, 16, and Aby Western, 15, violated school regulations against “unnatural hair colors.” He says their “lightened locks are against the rules and is demanding that they both go darker or face expulsion.” The girls...
  • Not Pictured: Senior Denied Spot In Yearbook

    12/05/2008 1:45:36 PM PST · by day10 · 91 replies · 2,881+ views
    WCPO 9 CIncinnati ^ | 12/5/2008 | Jessica Noll
    Senior Clay Edwards’ photo won’t be in this year’s Bracken County High School yearbook. He’ll be listed as “not pictured.” For Edwards it wasn’t missing picture day or a case of the flu that kept him out of his last yearbook and the class of 2009 composite – it was a dog collar and makeup......
  • Eighth-Grade Boy Fights For Right To Wear Makeup

    09/26/2008 5:14:21 AM PDT · by Renfield · 56 replies · 1,195+ views
    WCPO.com ^ | 9-25-08 | Lynn Giroud
    A Hamilton teenager is fighting for his right to wear makeup at school, but school leaders say it's a distraction. "They're gender stereo-typing. He's being sexually discriminated against. Nowhere in the rules does it say that males can't wear make-up" says Mindy Ball. The Hamilton mother says she stands 100% behind her son, 13-year-old Matt Allsup, an eighth grader at Garfield Middle School who wears black eye makeup, lipstick and fingernail polish. But on Monday, he was told to wash the makeup off his face, with the assistant principal telling him it was distracting and against dress code. "When I...
  • Ohio: No lipstick allowed for Garfield [Middle School]eighth-grader [who is also a boy]

    09/24/2008 6:53:57 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 60 replies · 2,334+ views
    Dayton Daily News ^ | September 24, 2008 | Linda Ebbing
    No lipstick allowed for Garfield eighth-grader Boy says he was just expressing himself, but school officials say it was a distraction Garfield Middle School eighth-grader Matt Allsup displays his black makeup and fingernail polish Tuesday, Sept. 23, at his home in Hamilton. On Monday, school officials made him wash off the makeup. Allsup and his family are questioning district policies on the use of makeup by male students. HAMILTON (near Cincinnatti)— A Garfield Middle School student and his family are challenging the Hamilton City School District over his right to wear black eyeliner and lipstick to school. Matt Allsup, a...
  • 5th Grader Suspended For Wearing Anti-Obama T-Shirt

    09/24/2008 12:12:36 AM PDT · by Westlander · 12 replies · 295+ views
    MyFoxDetroit ^ | 9-23-2008 | MyFoxColorado
    An 11-year-old in Aurora, Colo., says his first amendment rights are being trampled after he was suspended for wearing a homemade shirt that reads "Obama is a terrorist's best friend."
  • Elementary Student Suspended For Anti-Obama Shirt

    09/23/2008 7:08:27 PM PDT · by wastedyears · 12 replies · 248+ views
    MyFox Colorado ^ | September 22, 2008 | MyFox Colorado
    Not sure about MyFox Colorado's posting policy, so I'll leave it as link-only.
  • Student Says He Was Suspended For Anti-Obama Shirt

    09/23/2008 1:40:26 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 36 replies · 544+ views
    wcpo.com ^ | September 23, 2008 | AP
    AURORA, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado fifth-grader says he's been suspended from school for wearing a homemade T-shirt that said "Obama is a terrorist's best friend." Daxx Dalton and his father, Dann Dalton, say his First Amendment rights were violated.
  • 5th Grader Suspended For Anti-Obama Shirt

    09/23/2008 2:14:34 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 32 replies · 407+ views
    MyFOXColorado.com ^ | Tuesday, 23 Sep 2008 | Fox
    <p>AURORA (MyFOXColorado.com) - An 11-year-old in Aurora says his first amendment rights are being trampled after he was suspended for wearing a homemade shirt that reads "Obama is a terrorist's best friend."</p> <p>The fifth grader at Aurora Frontier K-8 School wore it on a day when students were asked to wear red, white and blue to show their patriotism.</p>
  • Fifth-grader suspended from public school for wearing anti-Obama t-shirt

    09/23/2008 10:43:41 AM PDT · by WaveMan · 11 replies · 129+ views
    An elementary student suspended for wearing an Anti-Obama t-shirt he made:
  • 5th Grader Suspended For Anti-Obama Shirt

    09/23/2008 9:47:33 AM PDT · by Ultimatum · 58 replies · 446+ views
    My Fox Colorado ^ | Monday, 22 Sep 2008 | My Fox Colorado
    <p>AURORA (MyFOXColorado.com) - An 11-year-old in Aurora says his first amendment rights are being trampled after he was suspended for wearing a homemade shirt that reads "Obama is a terrorist's best friend."</p> <p>The fifth grader at Aurora Frontier K-8 School wore it on a day when students were asked to wear red, white and blue to show their patriotism.</p>
  • Fifth Grader Suspended For Wearing Anti-Obama Shirt

    09/23/2008 8:21:17 AM PDT · by jakerobins · 40 replies · 397+ views
    An 11-year-old boy in Colorado was suspended from school after he refused to take off a shirt that read, “Obama is a terrorist’s best friend.” His father says that the school is violating his son’s First Amendment rights. Daxx Dalton, a fifth grader at Aurora Frontier K-8 School in Aurora, Colo., wore the homemade shirt on a day when students were asked to show their patriotism by wearing red, white and blue, according to MyFOXColorado.com. When he was given the choice of turning the shirt inside out or being suspended, Dalton chose suspension. “They’re taking away my right of freedom...
  • Fifth Grader Suspended For Wearing Anti-Obama Shirt

    09/23/2008 7:14:07 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 73 replies · 630+ views
    Fox News ^ | September 23, 2008
    An 11-year-old boy in Colorado was suspended from school after he refused to take off a shirt that read, “Obama is a terrorist’s best friend.” His father says that the school is violating his son’s First Amendment rights. Daxx Dalton, a fifth grader at Aurora Frontier K-8 School in Aurora, Colo., wore the homemade shirt on a day when students were asked to show their patriotism by wearing red, white and blue, according to MyFOXColorado.com. When he was given the choice of turning the shirt inside out or being suspended, Dalton chose suspension. “They’re taking away my right of freedom...
  • Dos Palos students protest after school forces sophomore to remove American flag shirt

    09/19/2008 5:20:14 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 68 replies · 641+ views
    mercedsunstar.com ^ | 09/19/08 | Danielle Gaines
    School officials have apologized to student, American Legion DOS PALOS -- Students at Dos Palos High School protested Thursday -- by wearing patriotic regalia to school -- after a sophomore student was forced to remove a T-shirt depicting the American flag. Officials at the Merced County school confirmed Thursday that Jake Shelly was forced to take off a red, white and blue tie-dyed American flag T-shirt on Tuesday. The shirt said nothing offensive, just: "United States of America, Washington, D.C." The school's assistant principal issued Shelly a bright yellow T-shirt that read "DCV: Dress Code Violator" to wear for the...
  • Students in Stripes?

    08/25/2008 10:08:48 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 5 replies · 131+ views
    Campus Report ^ | August 25, 2008 | Deborah Lambert
    Students in Stripes? by: Deborah Lambert, August 25, 2008 At least one Texas high school has finally decided to get tough with students. Starting this fall, anyone who violates the dress code at Gonzales High School will spend the rest of the day in a prison-like jump suit. Opinions differ on the merits of this plan. “Some parents said the jumpsuits will make students feel like prisoners, but the district said it’s just a way to keep the children dressed appropriately for school,” according to NewsChannel6.com. Student Jordan Meredith suggests that his schoolmates may end up having the last laugh....
  • Strapless Commencement

    06/30/2008 10:19:21 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 10 replies · 172+ views
    Campus Report ^ | June 30, 2008 | Deborah Lambert
    Strapless Commencement by: Deborah Lambert, June 30, 2008 While the San Jose Mercury News reports that middle-school girls want to look like top models at their graduation ceremonies, principals apparently still frown on the “Lolita look.” Education writer Joanne Jacobs reports that while “at one middle school graduation, halter tops are okay, spaghetti straps aren’t. At another, it’s the reverse. Strapless dresses and high heels are banned at most intermediate schools....
  • School Made to Pay $95,000 for Pooh-Pooh'ed Dress Code

    12/17/2007 9:24:44 AM PST · by Froufrou · 5 replies · 89+ views
    FOX ^ | 12/16/07 | Unknown
    Officials in a Northern California school district might not think Tiggers are such wonderful things after agreeing to pay $95,000 in lawyers' fees to five families who sued the school over its dress code. The parents went to court after a student was disciplined for wearing socks with the "Winnie the Pooh" cartoon character Tigger on the first day of school last year. The district's superintendent said Thursday that the settlement money is for the plaintiffs' lawyers; the district is also on the hook to pay the lawyers it hired. The settlement also says Redwood Middle School may no longer...
  • Iran police unveil 'vice list'

    11/12/2007 6:00:38 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 13 replies · 138+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 11-12-07 | AFP
    ranian police have unveiled a list of "vices" -- including makeup, un-Islamic dress and decadent movies -- being targeted in an ongoing moral crackdown, a conservative newspaper reported on Monday. The list was published in the Jomhuri Eslami newspaper as part of a police drive launched in April which has seen the arrest of "thugs", raids on underground parties, seizures of satellite dishes, and street checks of improperly dressed individuals. Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei last week urged police to keep up its crackdown on social vices, saying they must "fulfill their duties regardless of some opposition and propaganda."...
  • T-shirts spark controversy at Choctawhatchee High School

    09/16/2007 12:48:49 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 83 replies · 2,140+ views
    NW Florida Daily News ^ | 9/13/2007 | Rachel Kyler
    FORT WALTON BEACH — “They can’t deport us all.” Three Choctawhatchee High School students of Hispanic descent wore T-shirts emblazoned with that phrase Thursday to support their heritage. But fearing the shirts could incite violence, school administrators ordered them to remove the shirts or face suspension. Although administrators eventually allowed the students to wear their shirts, the incident raises questions surrounding student rights. At what point does a political message become offensive? And what First Amendment rights do students have regarding their clothing? For the students, wearing a T-shirt that expressed their solidarity with Mexican-Americans shouldn’t have raised a red...
  • Southwest fashion police set no-fly zone

    09/05/2007 10:37:55 AM PDT · by brityank · 166 replies · 17,151+ views
    SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE ^ | September 5, 2007 | Gerry Braun
    Southwest fashion police set no-fly zone CRISSY PASCUAL / Union-Tribune A Southwest employee asked Kyla Ebbert, wearing this outfit, to change or leave the plane. As the mercury climbed over 100 on Labor Day, I called Southwest Airlines with a not entirely hypothetical question: Could a young woman board a flight to Tucson today wearing a bikini top? Angelique, the agent who took my call, assured me that a young woman could. “We don't have a problem with it if she's covered up in all the right spots,” she said. “We don't have a dress code.” Tell that to...
  • Students sent to office for wearing jacket and tie

    08/27/2007 6:26:12 PM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 113 replies · 2,853+ views
    Nples Daily News ^ | August 24, 2007 | Katherine Lewis
    Dress violated school’s dress code, principal said. Most students in compliance. Austin Perkins, 17, thought he was going one step above what was required of him. Poll The Golden Gate High School senior wore a jacket and tie to school Wednesday and the act sent him to in-school suspension. His violation? He wasn’t following the dress code. “I thought it was better than a polo shirt,” he said. “So, my friend and I thought why not take the extra step? It says business dress. A coat and tie are business dress. Instead we were thrown in a room where we...
  • White House enforces strict dress code for tourists

    07/29/2007 10:50:10 AM PDT · by Santa Fe_Conservative · 279 replies · 5,876+ views
    CBS News ^ | 7/26/07
    WASHINGTON New signs are posted around the White House indicating a new strict enforcement of the dress code, the Washington Post reported Thursday. The code applies to all visitors and staff members, including tourists. Some tourists are finding the strict clothing restrictions at the White House un-American. The forbidden items include jeans, sneakers, mini-skirts, t-shirts, tank tops and absolutely no flip flops. The motivation for the clothing crack-down comes from the Bush Administration who think some of those who work there and those who visit just don't dress appropriately.
  • Cleveland students get new dress code, single-gender schools

    07/25/2007 4:27:16 PM PDT · by Right Wing Assault · 10 replies · 750+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | Wednesday, July 25, 2007 | Angela Townsend
    In an early kickoff to the new school year, Cleveland schools Chief Executive Eugene Sanders hosted a news conference Tuesday that briefly morphed into a fashion show. The district's new uniform policy and next month's opening of five single-gender schools - including the Ginn Academy for high school boys - took center stage. Sanders first rolled out the initiatives last January. "What happens in our school district is critical to the success of this city and critical to the success of our entire community," Sanders told several hundred people, including school district employees and religious and business leaders. Students will...