In response to Mackenzie Mays’ article Feb. 2, “Boys wear dresses to school to protest Clovis Unified dress code,” the district has a right to have a dress code but to not make it gender neutral doesn’t allow students to express themselves.
To say that a boy with long hair will be distracting sounds like an excuse; long hair doesn’t mean that you aren’t studious or not able to receive one of the best educations in this area.
When you’re in high school it’s your time to find yourself as a young adult, have freedom of expression and learn who you are as a person. Boys with long hair, skirts or earrings shouldn’t keep Clovis Unified from being able to teach their students.
Take college students for example. They don’t have a dress code and yet they are able to achieve a higher education no matter what the student next to them is wearing.
Students from Clovis Unified are coming together and standing up for what they believe in. They are a new a generation trying to break down the walls for gender equality and expression.
Jennifer Felan, Fresno