New York high school students protested against their school’s conservative dress code by observing “Slutty Wednesday.”
The teens say that the Stuyvesant High School dress code bans them from wearing comfortable clothing for warmer temperatures including short-shorts and tank tops.
“It’s called Slutty Wednesday to symbolize that we’re not actually slutty,” senior Benjamin Koatz said.
Students feel that the code singles out curvier girls and stereotypes the boys as having incontrollable hormones.
The dress code specifies that shoulders, undergarments, midriffs, and lower backs should not be exposed.
Shorts, dresses, and skirts were only permitted if the length went past a student’s fingertips with their arms at their sides.
Administrators could not be reached for comment.
U.S. News Report recognized Stuyvesant High School this year as the nation’s eighth best high school for science, technology, engineering, and math.