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Missouri Lawmakers Wonder if Dress Code Would Keep Them From Sexually Harassing Interns 

In the embarrassing wake of two scandals involving two different Missouri lawmakers who have both been forced to quit after accusations that they sexually harassed their interns, the Missouri House is discussing instituting a new dress code. For the interns. That’s it. That’ll do it. » 8/18/15 4:55pm 8/18/15 4:55pm

What High School Dress Codes Teach Our Daughters

“Stand up straight,” I tell my daughter, for the tenth time in an hour. I notice when she rolls her eyes. By the time she’s staring straight ahead again, I have seen myself reflected entirely in her behavior at her exact age of 14. I’ve heard the echoes of my mother instructing me to stop slouching, to stand up… » 6/16/15 1:50pm 6/16/15 1:50pm

Therapy Dog Gets License Revoked Because He Dresses Like a Biker

It’s not just teenage girls who have to deal with dress code shaming, dogs do too. A 5-year-old Boston terrier named Chopper the Biker Dog who goes around visiting hospitals and senior centers on his mini motorcycle had his therapy dog license revoked because of his outfit. Chopper’s usual attire consists of a leather… » 6/05/15 10:10am 6/05/15 10:10am

The Royal Family Doesn't Fuck Around with Its Dress Code for Journalists

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are making their way to the US in T-minus 14 days, so heads up American journos: if you are one of the lucky members of the press who has by some miracle gained access to witness a member of the Royal Family in person, you damn well better dress the part, or so help them God, you are… » 11/23/14 12:45pm 11/23/14 12:45pm

Woman Kicked Out of Philly Pool for Wearing American Apparel Bikini

A Philadelphia barista and water sports enthusiast says she was ridiculed by staff and, eventually, prevented from swimming at a public pool for wearing a swimsuit that looked like "a bra and panties." It was, in fact, an American Apparel bikini, which she demonstrated by letting a male employee pull out the waistband… » 7/18/14 7:00pm 7/18/14 7:00pm

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

Homeschooled Girl Kicked Out of Prom Because of Leering Dads

In case you weren't already convinced that most high school dress codes are sexist bullshit meant to police young women's behavior along totally arbitrary guidelines, this story should do it for you: a 17-year-old girl was publicly chastised and kicked out of a homeschool prom in Virginia because several dads in… » 5/13/14 2:15pm 5/13/14 2:15pm

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… » 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.… » 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.… » 5/22/13 1:30pm 5/22/13 1:30pm