Male students hit back at school's 'sexist' dress code after 50 girls were sent home

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Boys at a school in California have donned off the shoulder tops in protest after female students were sent home for wearing the same garment.

About 50 female students were sent home from San Benito High School on the first day of term for wearing tops that revealed their shoulders. 

But male pupils wearing vest tops that showed their shoulders were not disciplined.

In solidarity with the girls, they began to turn up to school with their shoulders proudly bared.

“The dress code policy hasn’t been an issue the past two years I have been here,” a 16-year-old female student told Yahoo Style.

She described walking into the administration office on the first day of term and seeing “50 girls and two boys in there” for dress code violations — including wearing off-the-shoulder shirts.

The student added: “Administration says that it is for our own safety, but I don’t understand what they are keeping us safe from. 

“I really don’t think that there is someone dumb enough to pull down a shirt first of all — they have no right to touch me or anyone else at all.”

The protests started when female students who turned up for yearbook photos the week before were told they could not have their picture taken wearing off the shoulder styles. 

Students pointed out that yearbook photos from previous years showed many girls wearing the allegedly banned style.

San Benito High School principal Adrian Ramirez told Yahoo Style: “We would never blame a female student for another student being distracted by something they wore.”

He added that the events had “offered some major teachable moments.”


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