This Interview with a Teen 'Leggings Activist' Is Awesome

The fight for the right to wear leggings to class continues apace at Haven Middle School in Evanston, Illinois. Recently, female students wore leggings in mass to protest a new school dress code that bans the tight pants because they're supposedly too distracting for boys and now teen "leggings activist" and spokeswoman… » 4/01/14 2:30pm 4/01/14 2:30pm

Fun-Hating School Officials Ban Cheerleader Uniforms

Student athletes wearing their uniforms to school on game day is as much a trope of the typical American high school as inedible hot lunches, boring math teachers and getting stoned behind the field house. This might be changing soon, however, because a bunch of MEGA-NERD administrators are ruining everything by… » 8/29/13 3:50pm 8/29/13 3:50pm

Bar Lifts Heels-Only Dress Code After Resounding 'What the Fuck'

A 1920s-themed bar/restaurant in Riverside, California has been receiving tremendous backlash for a policy requiring women to wear high heels. An advertisement for "Pro-[upside-down-A]-bition" (I don't understand the question, and I won't respond to it) reads: "Ladies: No flat shoes or sandals. Must have heels. Exception… » 6/18/13 9:30pm 6/18/13 9:30pm

Let's Reinvent the 'Don't Be a Slut' School Dress Code

The classroom is not the beach, young lady. But it's not a convent, either. So why are administrators and busybody parents so fascinated with teenage girls' boobs, butts and thighs? We're sick of adults imposing arbitrary moral standards on female students' attire for fear they'll "distract" their fellow classmates. The… » 5/22/13 1:30pm 5/22/13 1:30pm

New Dress Codes to Make Teachers Feel Even More Unappreciated

A wave of new teacher dress codes is inundating schools across America and threatening to sap the last little bit of dignity that the much-maligned school teacher has left. The Wichita School District has made it a point to regulate teachers' appearance, from the number of visible tattoos a teacher is allowed to have… » 7/30/12 10:00am 7/30/12 10:00am

Iran’s Morality Police Raids Coffee Shops, Spoils Everyone’s…

The growing trend for Iranian women to wear Western fashions prompted Iran's reactionary "morality police" to raid 87 coffee shops on Saturday. Tehran police official Alireza Mehrabi explained that the coffee shops "were shut for not following Islamic values, providing hookah to women, and lacking proper licenses," and the … » 7/22/12 4:30pm 7/22/12 4:30pm

Jordanian Woman Is Fired After Refusing to Cover Her Free-Flowing Hair

A Christian Jordanian woman named Vivian Salameh is suing her former employer, the Dubai Islamic Bank, for arbitrary dismissal after she was fired a week ago for refusing to comply with her company's dress code, which required her to wear a headscarf that would cover all her hair except for her hairline. Salameh, who… » 5/27/12 5:00pm 5/27/12 5:00pm

How Other Stores' Dress Codes Compare To American Apparel

In response to the controversy over American Apparel's insanely detailed dress code, New York Magazine researched dress codes at 10 other retailers. The mag found AA's rules are comparable to other stores', except for its creepy photo-submission requirement. [N.Y. Magazine] » 6/17/10 4:40pm 6/17/10 4:40pm