High School Senior Uses Yearbook Quote To Destroy Sexist Dress Code

Mustafa Gatollari - Author

Jan. 15 2020, Updated 3:09 p.m. ET

Double standards are an unfortunate fact of life, especially when it comes to genders.

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Whether it's healthcare or children's clothing, you can almost always find an environment where women are held to a different set of rules than men.

For high school senior Tori DiPaolo from West Milford, NJ, it was a "no bare shoulders" school dress code.

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One that she chose to ignore for her yearbook photo, then savagely roasted with her senior quote.

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"I’m sorry, did my shoulders distract you from reading this quote?"

DiPaolo and her friends reportedly received several warnings and dress code violations, so she thought her senior quote, paired with a bare-shoulder dress, would be a perfect last word.

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"Over the past four years, myself and many of my friends have received dress code violations for clothes that were nowhere near inappropriate. I became a bit infamous around school for fighting the administration about dress code, so I figured I’d use my senior quote as one final jab. I just found it funny that the outfits for senior portraits technically violated the dress code by exposing our shoulders, so I saw my opportunity and ran with it." - Yahoo

DiPaolo went on to tell Yahoo that boys were rarely called into the office for their clothing, however, if her mid-riff or a bra-strap was showing, the administration was constantly on her back.

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West Milford High School's official dress code policy is as follows.

"Halters, half-shirts, shorts, or sweaters and blouses that expose breasts or stomachs may not be worn. Shorts and skirts should not be a distraction. They should not be above the extended fingertips. Muscle shirts, mesh shirts, and loose-fitting tank tops are not permitted. Patches, decals, or sayings affixed to clothing are inappropriate if they are suggestive, drug-related, obscene in nature, or cause a disruption in normal proceedings... no article of clothing is permitted that exhibits rips, tears, or holes that causes the clothing to become revealing or suggestive."
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Twitter was in love with DiPaolo's sass.

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Do you think that Tori's anger was justified? Or are the rules the rules?


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