By Ian Rainer
Some students at West high are speaking out about the dress code that some feel is unfair to women.
Senior Alicia Reyes said that the dress code is unfair.
“I feel like there is a limit of course, but when it comes to maybe just shoulders showing, or a little bit of stomach showing I don’t think it should be as big a problem as they make it.” Reyes said
Although some female students believe that this is unfair, Principal Mark Jollife says that the dress code encourages growth for upcoming milestones.
“ We want a dress code that promotes professionalism, and also promotes a safe environment that isn’t distracting, and sometimes dress can be distracting.” Jollife said
Some teachers try to enforce the dress code as best as they can, however, some male teachers feel uncomfortable about enforcing these rules against female students.
“As adults we all try to enforce things the best we can. But I will say there are some adults that stay away from it. Some male staff probably don’t want to have to address it with a female staff, or female student, just because they feel uncomfortable with it..” Jollife said.
Even though Mark Jollife says that it’s a distraction, Reyes feels otherwise.
“I feel like there is a limit of course but when it comes to maybe just shoulders showing, a little bit of stomach showing I don’t think it should be a big problem like how they make it. Like I said, they want to objectify women.” Reyes said