In her latest piece for WGBH News, BARCC Executive Director Gina Scaramella shares her thoughts on the unfair messages that many school dress codes send—and how they can be remedied.
Excerpt: "More typically, however, dress codes take aim at clothing worn by girls. These dress codes are rooted in the hard-to-die concept of boys and men being unable to control themselves around women and girls. Not only is this incredibly insulting to boys and men, but it also perpetuates a blame-the-victim mentality. There is a straight line from 'your short shorts are a distraction at school' to 'your short skirt caused your rape.'"
Read "School Dress Codes Are Tougher on Girls than Boys" on the WGBH News website.