By: Sarah Weiss
|New York students dress provocative in Slutty Wednesday Day|
Stuyvesant HS, students celebrated the so-called "Wednesday slutty day" protest after the girls got tired of that was said throughout the year that their short skirts and sleeveless tops were best suited for a dance club rather than for a seat in the best public school in the city.
The girls in tank tops complained that the administration's apparent emphasis on keeping well covered girls was not only impartial but also criticized young teens as they cannot control themselves when they see too much skin.
"We work our ass off here, and the school is about learning. The clothes are not important," said ninth-grader Lucy Greider, who said she has been sent to the office 10 times this school year after showing too much cleavage."Sometimes, teachers call in the hallway, but I like what I wear. I have my own style in school," she added. "Many of the classrooms do not have air condition, and when it's 80 degrees outside and hot, it's perfectly OK to show some skin."
The dress code, which was introduced in the fall, bars student to show skin.
Shorts, dresses and skirts cannot finish above the fingertips when students extend their arms to their sides.
Director Stanley Teitel did not respond to an email seeking comment. But he told the student newspaper last year when the dress code was the first introduced that the policy was intended to create a better learning environment.
"Many girls wear denim skirts that are too tight and are short to begin with, and when they sit, it just stands up, because there is nowhere else to go," he told the newspaper.
"The conclusion is that some things are a distraction, and we do not need to distract students from what is supposed to be happening here, you are learning."