A clip has sparked an outrage online and even a hot debate on whether or not public school dress codes are essential or just absurd. Recently, a group of teens from the Natomas Charter School, a performing arts school in Sacramento, staged a protest over being told how to dress.
Evita Frick-Hisaw, 16, and her schoolmates were tired of rules telling them how to look, so they staged a protest.
Evita Frick-Hisaw, 16, who helped stage a walkout over the high school’s sexiest dress code, shared the clip that showed her classmates wearing crop tops in disagreement to a dress code assembly that was supposed to hold on June 3rd. Evita, known as TikTok as @baggyjeamom, documented all the protests, and so far, it has been viewed over 3million times.
The protest was held on June 3rd, the same the school announced an assembly on dress code.
As seen, girls and boys donned tank tops with notes written across their bodies. The term ‘Distraction and Skinny pass’ was the actual words, inked with a sharpie on numerous student’s stomachs. The students equally hung signs calling out administrators for insinuating their bodies are a distraction.
‘Distraction and Skinny pass’ was the actual words, inked with a sharpie on numerous student’s stomachs.
“Teach boys to focus, not girls to cover up,” a sign read. Another said: “If children’s midriffs distract you, you should not be working with children.” At the end of the clip, Evita claimed the protest has resulted in the school having an honest talk about changing the dress code but added that some people got kicked out that day.
The high school students signs reads:
Just after the clip went viral, Evita explained that the protest was timed with a school assembly on dress code and that it was staged due to many students feeling that their current dress code “was sexist towards women and also perpetuating rape culture.” She said: “We as students feel like what we wear isn’t distracting towards others and not affecting anyone’s learning environment.”
Some students hung signs calling out administrators for insinuating their bodies are a distraction.
In the comment section, a user claimed the little kids might experience a hard time getting a job in the future if they can’t understand the basics of the dress code. In response, Evita claimed she’s aware of the fact that neither she nor her friends will be able to flaunt their stomachs once they graduate and enter fully into the professional world.
The protest was due to many students feeling that their current dress code “was sexist towards women and perpetuated rape culture.”
Evita hits back at a user who claimed they might experience a hard time getting a job in the future if they can’t understand the basics of the dress code.
Evita continued: “We should not have to be kicked out of class just because we are wearing a crop top. I shouldn’t be the only one speaking on this topic, and that’s why we are having this meeting.” Nonetheless, Evita said she had spoken to her favorite teacher about the protest. While the teacher had believed they could have had a better approach to it, he eventually stood by the students. She insisted that he understood them, and she agreed with him.
However, Evita said she had spoken to her favorite teacher about the protest, who eventually stood by them.