Fliers posted in a Florida college preparatory school that depicted proper prom attire have caused a stir on social media.
The “good” dress covered the entire wearer and the caption on top read “Going to Stanton Prom?” while under the dress it read, “Yes you are. Good girl.”
The caption on the “bad,” much more revealing dresses read, “No you are not!”
The idea behind the posters could have easily been a lighthearted way to grab student’s attention. unfortunately, for school administrators it grabbed the wrong kind of attention.
Social media users accused the school of being sexist and condescending because of the phrase “good girl” and the idea that the school could tell students what they are allowed to wear.
Despite the fact that dress codes at school dances are as old as school dances themselves, asking for classy decorum is now sexist.
Good thing they told us a week before prom it’s not like everyone has their dress already……. pic.twitter.com/3nOKhSTu4R
— Lily (@LILwillingham) March 27, 2017
@LILwillingham its so great to see young women come together to fight this misogynistic bullshit in high school. good on you ladies ✊??
— Abigail Alice (@abigailalicex) March 28, 2017
@LILwillingham schools shouldn’t try to tell us what dress we can and can’t wear. Like where’s the dress code for guys?
— ashley misses ariana (@okokolzanskii) March 29, 2017
@LILwillingham where is the photo telling the boys what is acceptable?
— graceblue (@graceblue) March 28, 2017
Oh, and it’s also racist.
Florida High School Blasted For Posting White ‘GOOD GIRL’ Black Bad Girl Prom Dress Code
This is unacceptable! pic.twitter.com/coAuARMwlj
— Crystal Johnson (@Crystal1Johnson) March 30, 2017
The school has since apologized for hanging the posters.
The display of prom dress photos at Stanton College Prep is not appropriate or an approved policy. Images were removed on Mon. #SCPgoodgirl
— DCPS (@DuvalSchools) March 28, 2017
“The display of prom dress photos pertaining to recommend attire at Stanton College Preparatory School is not an approved policy by the school or Duval County Public Schools,” it said in a statement to Fox 30. “The displayed images were immediately removed by school leadership on Monday. Both students and staff have been informed this was not acceptable or appropriate guidance for prom dress attire.”
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