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Teen Fights 'Sexist' Dress Code After Shoulder-Revealing Shirt Sparks Debate


A young woman named Grace Goble in Illinois was allegedly told on Monday that she'd have to retake her high school yearbook photo, and by Friday, she had the principal changing their tune. Goble told TODAY that she discovered none of her pictures were cleared for approval, and when she reached out to school administrators, she was allegedly told her picture was too suggestive. 

Why? Because it showed her shoulders, which violated the school dress code. Goble decided to start a petition demanding that dress codes be reviewed and condemning the over-sexualization of young girls.

She wrote:

I was recently informed that I will need to retake my senior photo because my shoulders were showing, which is against the school dress code. As you can see, this photo is completely innocent, and the sweater that I am wearing is modest and covers my body very appropriately. This is a shirt which I have worn to school and to school events before, and no one has ever given it a second thought. 

This is the shirt, if you were wondering how suggestive it actually is: