Jacksonville High School Under Fire After Trying To Dictate What Their Female Students Should Wear To Prom

Stanton College Prep High School, a school near Jacksonville, Florida, has received backlash for a poster that suggests what a ‘good girl’ should wear to prom.

The flyer reflected ‘guidelines’ for female students attending the prom. On the flyer, photos with appropriate dresses stated, “YES YOU ARE. GOOD GIRL,” and photos with inappropriate dresses were labeled, “NO YOU’RE NOT.”

As a response, both male and female students united by wearing white and purple to support women. Some students even wore shirts with the female symbol on the front.

Via First Coast News:

The flyer reflected “guidelines” for female students attending the dance. On the flyer, photos with appropriate dresses stated, “YES YOU ARE. GOOD GIRL.”

In response, students united Tuesday wearing white and purple to support women. Some also donned shirts with the female sign emblazoned in duct tape.

“There’s a problem with this dress code that’s been outdated, stigmatizes the female body, and you need to do something about it and fix it,” Stanton Senior Anthony Paul said, directing his message to Duval County Public Schools.

The school district where Stanton College Prep High School resides tweeted that the actions of SCPHS were unacceptable:

The display of prom dress photos at Stanton College Prep is not appropriate or an approved policy. Images were removed on Mon. #SCPgoodgirl

— DCPS (@DuvalSchools) March 28, 2017

According to video from a student at the school, the administration formally apologized for the flyers on the morning of Tuesday, March 28.

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