Once again, misogynistic school dress codes rear their ugly heads.
From banning skirts to spaghetti straps that are just "too distracting" for boys, it seems like female students just can't catch a break. And now we can add crew necks to the scandalous clothing items that girls in school are forbidden to wear.
What's REALLY confusing is that Taylor was actually following the school's dress code.
For T-shirts, the dress code states, "All students must wear a collared and/or crew neck top with sleeves."
Do you see a crew neck? Yes. Do you see sleeves? I do. So what was the problem?
In an interview with a local news station, the student claims she was told, "It wasn’t the right cut of a crew neck top."
However, Dickson County High School doesn't specify WHAT the "right cut" of a crew neck top is. In fact, you can read the official dress code yourself right here.
What's frustrating about this issue is that it reinforces that young WOMEN are responsible for "not distracting" young men with their style choices — and also that their educations are put at risk over these arbitrary lines in the sand.
Many girls, including Taylor, are concerned about how constantly being pulled out of class for "distracting" outfits could affect THEIR learning time. And the vague dressing standards — what on earth is the RIGHT kind of crew neck top? — further emphasize how flawed and misogynistic dress codes truly are.
Let's face it — school is hard enough without the added pressure of sexist double standards.
We've contacted Dickson County High School about the matter and are currently waiting for comment.