Paula Shay

Girls Wear Pants, Too

Girls Wear Pants, Too

2015-05-27 00:00:00

I prefer pants.

That’s exactly what I tried to explain to the principal of my high school, Oakridge High, when I went to him with my concerns about the dress code for our graduation last month. Yes, I am a young woman. And yes, for as long as anyone can recall, the tradition at our high school graduation ceremonies has called for girls to wear white or cream-colored dress with white formal shoes while boys wear dress pants and a shirt (and a tie, if they so choose).

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I prefer pants. That’s exactly what I tried to explain to the principal of my high school, Oakridge High, when I went to him with my concerns about the dress...
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