Texas teenager Macy Edgerly was sent home from school to change because she was wearing this outfit.
The school deemed it inappropriate because the sides of the top were too short. The Orangefield High School student handbook reportedly states that leggings are permitted, but only if a garment worn over them meets the “fingertip” rule. The dress, skirt – or shirt, in this case – must be “below fingertips when hands are held straight down at your side.”
I can’t see anything remotely wrong with this outfit. It is is no way revealing. Sure rules are rules. But I think this is taking it too far and is just ridiculous.
The 18-year-old’s sister Erica posted an epic rant on Facebook about it, saying the school was body shaming her.
“People wonder why women feel insecure about their bodies or what they wear…
“And it’s because you’re told your clothing is inappropriate when you’re completely fully clothed, even when you’re not showing cleavage or anything.
“How about instead of body shaming women, school systems should start teaching 15-18 year old boys to stop degrading women with their eyes and contributing to the rape culture of today’s society.”
The pair’s received support from thousands of people on social media, who wrote of their disgust over the incident.
One person wrote: “That’s so ridiculous. I’m annoyed for the rest of the day after seeing this.”
Madison Woodruff posted: “I have been saying the same thing that you said for so long.
“Why should girls have to base their clothing choices on boys who can’t learn to control themselves?”
In a statement, Macy’s school Orangefield Independent School District, said: “While the District cannot disclose or discuss the details of any student’s disciplinary or educational matter due to federal and state confidentiality laws, we want to assure our community that Orangefield ISD strives to maintain a positive and successful learning environment for our students free from disruption and distraction, which includes enforcement of our student dress code.”