TOKYO (AP) — Japanese women are saying, "No," to high heels in what's been dubbed the #KuToo movement, a play on the words for "shoes" and "agony" and allusion to the #MeToo hashtag.
HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston high school principal has implemented a dress code for parents because she says it is necessary to establish high standards for students, despite criticism that the move...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina charter school that required girls to wear skirts has revised the policy after a federal judge ruled it amounted to unconstitutional sex...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina charter school promoting traditional values engaged in unconstitutional sex discrimination by requiring girls to wear skirts, a federal judge has...
CROZET, Va. (AP) — A Virginia high school student has been sent home for wearing a hat bearing a Confederate insignia.
News outlets report that the Albemarle County Public Schools spokesman...
NEW YORK (AP) — Goldman Sachs pinned a poll to its Twitter account asking what its employees should wear to work now that the investment bank has relaxed its dress code.
Bar owner defends dress code some saw as racially specific
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A new bar in New Jersey is defending itself against allegations that a dress code it displayed recently was aimed at people of color.
The owner of The Ashford in Jersey City tells NJ.com that the placard was up for one day during the bar's soft opening in December and was "a mistake" and wasn't reviewed properly.
Among the banned apparel was oversized jewelry and chains, headphones and low or baggy pants.
California district latest to modernize ‘sexist’ dress code
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The relaxed new dress code at public schools in the small city of Alameda, across the bay from San Francisco, is intentionally specific: Midriff-baring shirts are acceptable attire, so are tank tops with spaghetti straps and other once-banned items like micro-mini skirts and short shorts.
As students settle into the new school term, gone are restrictions on ripped jeans and hoodies in class. If students want to come to school in pajamas, that's OK, too.
Schools loosen dress codes that targeted girls
IU Health allows tattoos in new dress code policy
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's largest health system has decided to revise its dress code policy to reflect the desires of the many millennials on staff.
Missouri principal apologizes about dress code speech
OAKVILLE, Mo. (AP) — The principal of a suburban St. Louis high school is apologizing after telling girls they shouldn't display their breasts, bellies or rear-ends because it's distracting to boys.
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — The head of the Vermont Bar Association has announced a series of changes in response to comments at a trial academy telling female attorneys how to dress in court.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln school district officials modified the district's dress code after receiving criticism from parents over a new ban on hooded sweatshirts.
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Bar Association president has issued an apology for comments at a training session telling female attorneys how to dress in court.
Gary Franklin said Thursday that some presenters at the July 13 training session were tone deaf. He says the message should have been, "it's not about you, it's about the case," and it was done "in a clumsy way."
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont prosecutor wants an apology from the state Bar Association for recent comments at a training session telling female attorneys how they should dress in court.
Deputy State's Attorney Ashley Hill says the comments about attire came from multiple speakers at the Vermont Bar Association Trial Academy on July 13. Hill says one of the speakers told women not to wear "high heels" in court and another said male attorneys should ask their wives' opinions on picking out a tie.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama public school district is ditching its mandatory uniform policy, freeing the district's 24,000-plus students to wear whatever they want that complies with the new dress code.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A northern Nevada school district has settled a First Amendment lawsuit with an eighth-grade student who said his rights were violated when he was told his pro-gun T-shirt violates the district's dress code.
The Washoe County School District and the boy's attorneys announced Friday the district has updated its dress code to no longer ban clothing that promotes weapons and has allowed the student to wear a Firearms Policy Coalition T-shirt.
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NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Philharmonic is considering allowing female musicians to wear pants while playing Mozart and Tchaikovsky.
The New York Times reports that the 176-year-old orchestra has been quietly talking about relaxing its requirement that women wear floor-length black skirts or gowns at formal evening concerts.
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia school board has heard proposals to change the schools dress code to gender-neutral language and adopt a more inclusive sex education curriculum.
Indian chess player won’t wear headscarf in Iran
NEW DELHI (AP) — A female Indian chess player said Wednesday she has decided to not participate in an Asian championship being held in Iran next month because she could not comply with an Iranian rule requiring women participants to wear a headscarf.
Soumya Swaminathan, a former world junior girls champion, said she found the Iranian law to be in direct violation of her rights and the only way to protest that was to not go to Iran.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The northern Nevada school district that serves the Reno area no longer bans pro-gun clothing.
The Reno Gazette Journal reports that the Washoe County School District notified parents Thursday that a revised dress code has changes that include no longer prohibiting clothing that "promotes weapons."
The Lake Havasu Unified School District Governing Board will vote Tuesday on next year’s high school handbook that will include modifications to the dress code.
If approved, high school students will no longer be allowed to wear pants that have holes above fingertip length and leggings will have to be thick enough that underwear and body parts cannot be seen.
District officials said the dress code change was made to match the shorts policy and did not address holes below the fingertips.
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — A principal at a Michigan Catholic high school has rescinded a plan to require female students to wear "modesty ponchos" at prom if their dresses are too revealing.
Some students and parents at Divine Child High School in Dearborn had called the policy a form of body shaming.
Principal Eric Haley issued a statement Tuesday through the Archdiocese of Detroit, saying that the ponchos were intended to remind students of the dress code, not to make them feel uncomfortable.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — An eighth-grade student has filed a federal lawsuit accusing his northern Nevada school district of violating his First Amendment rights after he says he was told his pro-gun T-shirt violates the district's dress code.
The suit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Reno alleges the Washoe County School District policy prohibiting depictions of "anything that promotes weapons" is unconstitutional.
NEW YORK (AP) — Grab those nude stockings, ladies. You'll be at a royal wedding, after all.
While the May 19 nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be a lower key affair than those of Will and Kate, guests at St. George's Chapel will still be expected to follow church and royal protocol, or at the very least basic British tradition, etiquette pros said.
Walmart tests new employee dress code at some stores
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Retail giant Walmart is testing a new dress code that gives employees more freedom.
Under the pilot program at fewer than 100 stores, workers can wear solid color blue jeans instead of khaki-colored or black denim pants. They also can wear a solid-color shirt of their choosing instead of solid blue or white shirts.
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida high school student who triggered an international discussion on whether women should have to wear bras is mobilizing girls to go braless to protest dress codes she says are unfairly strict for girls.
Twin Cities charities ditch black-tie dress code for more informal fundraising parties
The attire was “construction couture” at the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity’s annual gala, so guests accessorized suits and gowns with tool belts and hard hats. Longtime Habitat supporter Jon Slock fashioned a jacket and tie out of duct tape — plus a pocket square made of a piece of yellow “Caution!” tape.
“It feels like a party with friends,” said Slock, a self-described Habitat superfan. “Fortunately, my money is going somewhere good.”
LOWELL -- The Foundation Mixer is hosting an after-work business and social networking event from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on April 26 at Wannalancit Mills, 175 Cabot St., 2st Floor, Suite 100, Lowell.
The event will be held in partnership with Entrepreneurship for All and is aimed at supporting and highlighting the local entrepreneurial ecosystem. There will be refreshments served and the required dress code is business or business casual.
It might be the only event around with the dress code in its name: Black Tie, Baby!
The Westmoreland/Frick Hospital Foundation hosted its annual casino night March 24 in the Greensburg Country Club, with the take going to the Family Additions Maternity Center at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.
Though the dress was black tie, the decor was a reminder of the precious little ones who benefit from attendees' largess — pretty pink and baby blue tables and chairs wrapped up in bows.
There was no #MeToo or Time's Up dress code on the Oscar red carpet. But the topic was, to no one's surprise, a major theme of the evening — from Jimmy Kimmel's monologue, to an emotional appearance by three Harvey Weinstein accusers, to Frances McDormand's calling all female nominees to rise with her in unison.
Kimmel got right to it, addressing both sexual misconduct and the gender pay gap in his opening speech.
Madison high school girl opposes student dress code -- in 1968 letter to the editor
This letter to the editor ran in the State Journal on March 6, 1968: Sirs — I was a participant in the recent demonstration against the dress and grooming restrictions.
At some point in our lives, we’ve all talked about the hundreds of things that we would do differently if we were the principal or superintendent of our school.
Some of these ideas are realistic, and others are completely ridiculous and, unfortunately, will probably never happen — such as starting school at 10 or giving recess to high schoolers.
DRACUT -- The School Committee on Monday approved a new student dress code policy for elementary and secondary schools within the Dracut Public Schools system.
The vote was 4-1, with School Committee member Sabrina Heisey dissenting.
Though she voted against it, Heisey on Tuesday said she felt the policy passing is still a win for the schools.
A strict dress code for Bemidji’s famous lumberjack could soon be relaxed
A debate in Bemidji over whether to allow organizations to dress up the citys giant Paul Bunyan statue is rearing its huge plaster head.
The 18-foot-tall lumberjack and his 10-foot-tall sidekick Babe the Blue Ox have stood on the shores of northern Minnesotas Lake Bemidji since 1937, beloved concrete-over-steel-frame examples of what critics might call quirky roadside architecture.
DRACUT -- The School Committee on Monday unanimously accepted the district's 2018-2019 school calendar on the recommendation by Superintendent of Schools Steven Stone.
The first day of school for grades 1-12 will be Sept. 5, 2018, two days after Labor Day. Teachers are expected to return to work Sept. 4 for a professional development day.
"We have five early release days, as we have this year," Stone informed School Committee members as they studied the draft calendar in front of them.
Checkpoints, land mines, dress codes and soldiers: What it’s like to visit the Korean Demilitarized Zone (photos)
Checkpoints, land mines, dress codes and soldiers: What it's like to visit the Korean Demilitarized Zone (photos)
PANMUNJOM, South Korea – The Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) serves as the dividing line between South Korea and one of the most-feared powers in the news today: Kim Jong-Un's North Korea.
So on a recent visit to Asia it had to be on my itinerary. It's just my personality.
Red dress takes heat amid Golden Globes all-black dress code
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly every star attending the Golden Globes wore black as a statement against sexual misconduct in Hollywood — so one red dress didn't blend in on the red carpet.
Actress Blanca Blanco ditched the black dress code for a red cut-out dress, and was getting heat on social media. Others said shaming her for her color choice is part of the problem.
Michigan bowling alley reviewing dress code after complaints
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan bowling complex is reviewing its dress code after receiving complaints that the policy targets black men.
A sign at Spare Time Entertainment Center in Lansing prohibited excessively baggy pants, hoodies and do-rags, the Lansing State Journal reported . It also bars gang colors and insignia, and clothing with vulgar language or pictures.
Lansing — A Lansing-based bowling complex is reviewing its dress code after receiving complaints that the policy targets black men.
A sign at Spare Time Entertainment Center prohibited excessively baggy pants, hoodies and do-rags. It also bars gang colors and insignia, and clothing with vulgar language or pictures.
Correction: Cancer Treatment-District Apologizes story
WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — In a story Dec. 13 about an Iowa school district apologizing to a student after disciplining her for violating the dress code by covering her head following treatment for cancer, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Burlington Hawk Eye newspaper, reported erroneously that she had been bullied about her hair loss at Burlington High School and then transferred to a different district. She was bullied but not at school, and she didn't attend Burlington High.
Marcy Kaptur claims revealing clothing invites sexual harassment, Politico reports
Marcy Kaptur claims revealing clothing invites sexual harassment, Politico reports
WASHINGTON — Ohio U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur of Toledo told colleagues Wednesday that the skimpy outfits some lawmakers and their staff wear could encourage sexual harassment, according to a report in Politico.
Overtime pay for salaried workers, anti-bullying policy and updated dress code among proposed changes to Cuyahoga County’s personnel manual
Overtime pay for salaried workers, anti-bullying policy and updated dress code among proposed changes to Cuyahoga County's personnel manual
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Overtime pay for salaried employees, an anti-bullying policy and a dress code that establishes skirt lengths are among the proposed changes to Cuyahoga County's employee handbook.
County Executive Armond Budish presented a draft of a the first third of an updated employee handbook to County Council last week.
He was also curious about the dress code in Santa Fe’s public schools and whether it is too restrictive or too lax. He wanted to learn about the large textbooks students use, the presence of security guards and why the schools offer theater classes.
All the questioning didn’t faze Milago eighth grader Natalia Almeraz one bit.
When the holiday invitations start filtering into your inbox, popping up on your phone or even arriving the "old-fashioned" way in your mailbox, one of the first things we often think about is the age-old question: "What will I wear?" And with hosts getting more and more creative with party dress codes, it's good to get into the holiday spirit with a few updates for the season ahead.
Brecksville-Broadview Heights schools may relax dress codes
BRECKSVILLE, Ohio – The Brecksville-Broadview Heights City School District may relax dress codes in the district's six schools next year.
Schools Superintendent Joelle Magyar said most pupils and parents recently surveyed said the dress codes are too strict. Specifically, pupils would like to wear sweatpants and athletic shorts, which are explicitly banned at Brecksville-Broadview Heights High and Middle schools.
Saudi Arabia cancels female Egyptian star Sherine’s concert
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's entertainment authority says it has cancelled plans for a concert featuring a famous Egyptian singer named Sherine, known for her rags-to-riches story.
The General Entertainment Authority said in a statement Sunday that the concert, which had been planned for the end of October to raise money for children with cancer, was cancelled because the event's organizer failed to apply for a license to hold such an event.
Attorney denies allegations against principal in Houston
HOUSTON (AP) — The attorney for a suspended principal in Houston says his client didn't disobey a district decision to relax the student dress code after Hurricane Harvey and never threatened a student.
Houston Independent School District officials announced this week that Furr High School Principal Bertie Simmons was placed on leave without pay Sept. 29 because of a personnel matter.
Struggling New Mexico county to get employee dress code
GRANTS, N.M. (AP) — The manager of a struggling western New Mexico county says she wants to impose a dress code on employees amid the chaos.
The Gallup Independent reports (https://goo.gl/hvHyMK) Interim Cibola County Manager Valerie Taylor told commissioners last week she's banning flip-flops, T-shirts, and jeans. Taylor says the county dress code is now business casual.