Dress codes will always be grounds for rebellion. In my day, it was ripped jeans. Now it seems the naughty garment du jour is leggings, after a bunch of middle-school girls in Illinois staged a revolution by turning up to class in comfy, skin-tight pants.
According to an article in Slate, school administrators at Haven Middle School had banned leggings because of the effect they have on guys.
Sophie Hasty, a 13-year-old involved in the peaceful protest, is disgruntled that girls are being punished for the reactions of the opposite sex. Sounds like a familiar argument, doesn't it?
"I asked a teacher to tell us about an incident where a girl was wearing leggings and a guy was getting distracted," said Hasty. "There hasn’t been one."
Cue a petition on social media, and a lot of seventh-graders fired up for change.