We remember rolling our eyes at school dress codes—tank top straps had to be three fingers wide and skirts needed to go past girls' hands when they stood like a soldier at attention. One middle school in Maryland took things even further, saying girls “should be conscious” of shirts that reveal cleavage because they could be a “distraction." This group of students at Urbana Middle School isn't having any of it:
They showed up for class wearing oversize yellow t-shirts—the same kind used as punishment when a student breaks dress code—with the message “I am more than a distraction” written on them in black marker. The idea piggybacks off #IAmMoreThanADistraction, a campaign that started as a protest to a similarly sexist dress code at a school in New Jersey. Though it stinks that these rules governing what people wear to school exist, we love seeing students take a stand for equality.