We first told you about the sexist dress code of the South Orange-Maplewood School district back in June and the national notice given to it by local mom and writer Jennifer Weiss-Wolf.
More recently, the code was updated to declare it must be enforced equally among the sexes. The school board will review the new version at Monday's regular meeting.
Weiss-Wolf is back at it this week with a piece in Al Jazeera America that gives notice she and others will not rest until fairness and equality in dress codes prevails.
Her column says, in part:
Our coalition is seeking a change of perspective and focus away from the
culture of punishment, blame and shaming and toward one of equality and
respect. Our goal is to create a districtwide policy that ensures equal
treatment of girls, including fair messaging to and expectations of
boys. We hope to promote a healthy dialogue among students and faculty
about sexism and stereotypes. In consultation with district leadership,
we formed a task force this fall to help gather input from the community
and provide feedback to and meet regularly with the local school board,
district superintendent and school principals to establish a new,
collaborative and appropriate dress code policy that will be in place by
Read the rest HERE.