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school sexism news High School Called Out for Shaming Female Students in Graduation Dress Code
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A high school student posted this image on her Facebook page in outrage over her schools graduation dress code guidelines directed specifically toward female students. The detail of expectations and focus on shaming of female students into covering their bodies, particularly if they have any weight related imperfections ("sausage rolls") compared to the much more relaxed guidelines directed toward the "gentlemen" is what some people find so upsetting. The school district has made a response to lament the "unfortunate word choices" that were written in the letter drafted by a long since retired author. 

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From the submitter:

"The Program notes the name of the school is the 'Lyndon B. Johnson School of Pubic Affairs', making the tagline "Unlimited Possibilities" even more meaningful. 'Obviously, we are mortified. It's beyond embarrassing, said Susan Binford, assistant dean for communications at the school. Unfortunately, by the time they noticed, the programs had already been distributed to students. 'As soon as we realized the mistake, everybody went into overdrive and we went to work to reprint it,' she said, adding that the corrected version will be sent to graduates. Yeah, but which one would you keep?! To truly demonstrate their ability to communicate in the student's language, they Tweeted an apology — and misspelled the word 'egregious'."

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