Tag: School Dress Codes

Is it Slut-shaming or is it A School Dress Code?

In the past five years, we have been blitzed with stories about schools whose efforts to tamp down adolescent sexuality through the enforcement of dress code guidelines end in embarrassing news fodder.  Take the tale of Miranda Larkin who, in her first week at her new high school, was forced to wear a “shame suit”... Read more »

The Truth: School Dress Codes Promote Rape Culture

Between the bodyshaming series and two rejections from feminist publishers, I’ve been a bit weighed down. I think I was afraid to return to writing in this space because all of the stories that women bravely shared became a looming, black forrest of truth. As someone who finds it almost impossible to lie, (with many... Read more »
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    Juliet C. Bond is a writer and professor at Columbia College in Chicago. Her first book, "Sam’s Sister," was published in 2005, and has sold over 50,000 copies. She went on to collaborate with Newberry winner Joyce Sidman to publish the stage adaptation of "This is Just to Say." Juliet’s shorter works can be found in "The Prairie Wind," at storystudiochicago.com and citymusecountrymuse.com. Juliet serves as the Welcome Coordinator for The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators in Illinois, and has had the pleasure of working under the tutelage of award winning authors including; Jane Yolen, Jane Hamilton, Laurie Lawlor and Audrey Niffinegger. She chose the name for this space as an homage to Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony whose hard work on gender equality serve as daily motivation to continue fighting for girls and women everywhere.

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