​High Schoolers Shown Clips From Pretty Woman at Dress Code Assembly

Visual material can be really helpful in the classroom. For example the "Carol never wore safety goggles" poster worked for decades. Most of my understanding from science comes from Bill Nye The Science Guy videos. But when it comes to talking to students about a dress code, maybe don't show them a film about a… » 10/04/14 6:34pm 10/04/14 6:34pm

I Will Dress Like a Slob on an Airplane and No One Can Stop Me

There are people out there — fancy, elegant people — who strongly argue the case for dressing nicely on airplanes."The plane is not your living room," they say. "Dressing well around other people is a show of respect so why not put in a little effort when you travel?" The answer is easy: Because I don't want to and… » 9/10/14 3:00pm 9/10/14 3:00pm

Man Has Hilariously Dumb Advice For How Female Lawyers Should Dress

Every six months or so, some dusty old fuddy duddy writes something truly idiotic about how female lawyers are too slutty or frumpy or, uh, female to be taken seriously, and how any glass ceiling that exists in the legal field is built out of trendy heels and fashionable blouses. Well, this time around, we've done it.… » 6/19/14 1:40pm 6/19/14 1:40pm

Mom Wears Dress to Graduation That Got Daughter Sent Home From School

After a North Carolina high school student was sent home in tears on the last day of her senior year for wearing a floral dress that teachers said was a half-inch too short, her mom decided to stand up against the school's arbitrary dress codes by wearing the same outfit to the graduation ceremony days later. » 6/16/14 12:40pm 6/16/14 12:40pm

Reporter Kicked Out of Utah Courtroom For Her Slutty Bare Shoulders

Summer is a dangerous time. Murder spikes in America's cities, treacherous heat waves threaten the health of the elderly and underserved, and, most menacingly of all, women in sleeveless tops attempt, like slatterns, to enter Utah courtrooms as though their bare arms don't inspire violent lustful fantasies in all who… » 6/09/14 2:20pm 6/09/14 2:20pm

Dozens of Teens Sent Home from High School for Visible Bra Straps

A district crackdown saw 20-30 students sent home for dress code violations in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador late last week. While both male and female students were asked to leave school, the vast majority of those punished were girls cited for wearing visible bra straps. » 6/02/14 2:20pm 6/02/14 2:20pm

Texas High School Suspends More Than 160 For Dress Code Violations

Chaos erupted at Duncanville High School in Texas last week when the school administration performed a rather harsh crackdown on the school dress code, examining each student's clothing and general appearance with no prior warning. Anyone who violated the dress code was asked to change, with many kids simply being… » 5/18/14 5:48pm 5/18/14 5:48pm

Dad Flips Out Over Daughter’s Dress Code Violation, So Cops Tase Him

Back-to-school time can be stressful for everyone, but it became especially stressful for one Greenfield, Ind. high school student when her father, irate over an issue with her school’s dress code, got into an argument with school administrators that ended with him being Tased. Thanks, Dad, for ruining high school. » 9/07/13 6:00pm 9/07/13 6:00pm

Major League Baseball's Dress Code Actually More of a Slut Ban

Concerned with an uptick journalistic sartorial sloppiness, before the 2012 baseball season began, a mixed gender panel of experts crafted a new dress code for reporters who talk to players in Major League locker rooms. This sounds like a pretty good idea on its surface — after all, who doesn't love rules about sleeve… » 10/17/12 2:50pm 10/17/12 2:50pm

Oxford University Changes Academic Dress Code for Transgender Students

Oxford University has changed one of its stodgier traditions so that now it's less arbitrarily stodgy than it was before — students taking exams or attending formal events will no longer have to wear ceremonial academic clothing that is specific to their gender. Men can now wear skirts and stockings, and women will… » 7/29/12 1:00pm 7/29/12 1:00pm

First Text by English Author for Women Readers Is a Slut-Shaming…

Four pages of a very old example of slut-shaming will go up for auction at Sotheby's next month, and it could be all yours if your Latin is up to par and you have about $900,000 in ancient manuscript fun-money lying around. De Laude Virginitatis (In Praise of Virginity) was written almost 1,300 years ago by an… » 6/17/12 1:00pm 6/17/12 1:00pm