Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Dress Codes as an Excuse for Abuse of Power

Some policies are put in place just to give authorities an excuse to throw their weight around — and while the purpose of the resulting abuses of power may be obvious from the outside, that does not mean it is obvious to the victims of these abuses. They may really believe they have done something wrong.

It is dress code season at thousands of U.S. high schools. Jessica Valenti writes in Guardian: