Students at Charleston County School of the Arts in Charleston, South Carolina, staged a particularly literary protest against a dress code they believe unfairly targets girls. The dress code states that “appropriate, decent and non-distracting attire must be worn” at all times, with no exposed midriffs, bra straps, or overly tight clothing. Basically, any item of clothing that makes it clear you're female is out.

Even some students who don't object to the specifics of the code feel that administrators enforce the standards on female students more than on males, to the point of being disrespectful. Junior Reese Fischer told The Post and Courier,


Especially in the summer, you see guys walking around in muscle tank tops with half their sides hanging out and their pants hanging down, and they don’t get called out for that. They don’t get called out for wearing a hat, but a girl will get called out for a short skirt in a second.

Sophomore Caroline Hamrick had a specific story to illustrate the point:

My midriff was covered and I was within dress code, but they really wanted me to have to change, so they asked me to raise my arms all the way up. And of course you could see my midriff once I raised my arms, but I was like, "Still, I’m not like this all the time." And she said, "Well, I can see your bra," and she couldn’t see my bra, so she leaned down and looked up my shirt and made me extremely uncomfortable and said, "There, I can see your bra."

Sources: The Post and Courier