PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine sixth grader has prompted her middle school to review its dress code after her Instagram posts triggered widespread attention.
Molly Neuner tells WSCH-TV (http://on.wcsh6.com/2plEZ8a) she believes the dress code at Portland’s King Middle School is “unfair and sexist.” The code prohibits students from wearing “short or tight-fitting skirts or shorts” and also outlaws “thin-strapped tops.”
The 11-year-old says sixth graders were told such outfits could be a “distraction” to boys.
Hearing about the code, the girl’s mother showed her the #iamnotadistraction hashtag, and Molly showed up at school in a thin-strapped tank top with the hashtag scrawled on her arm.
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The protest caught on with other students and brought national attention.
District Superintendent Xavier Botana says the district is considering “smart adjustments” to the dress code.