Women have gotten in trouble for not wearing a bra, or for wearing a bra when the straps are showing. Both collarbones and shoulders have been called "too distracting" for boys in the classroom, and there are more than a few reports of girls being sent home for the clothes chosen for them by a parent. Because of these punishments, students often miss lessons to have their hemlines measured or to wait for a change of clothes to be brought to school by a parent. Now, students and parents are pushing back against school dress codes that they say objectify female students.
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Some of our most powerful and lasting ideas about the world around us are learned at school. Hard work pays off. Success comes from working together. This might sound inflammatory, but it is not an exaggeration. It is the overriding message being sent to thousands of students around the world by sexist school dress codes and the way in which they are enforced. In the past month alone a Canadian teen says she was given detention for wearing a full length maxi dress because it violated her school dress code by showing her shoulders and back and a UK school announced plans to ban skirts altogether.
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Retailers came under increased pressure today to take sexualised clothing for young girls off their shelves, after it emerged that shoes for eight-year-olds with three-inch heels were being sold on the high street. A survey by the Guardian found an array of items available in major chains, from a T-shirt for a three-year-old bearing the slogan "Future WAG" to a top for a toddler with a pink bikini appliqued on the front. Justine Roberts, of the parenting website Mumsnet, called for the shoes to be withdrawn from sale, describing them as horrific.