But more than 1,000 people have already added their names to an online petition against the move, saying it discriminates against female students, who question why they should be forced to cover up to avert the male gaze.
By allowing the school to dress code us, we are telling the school several things:
Yes, we still live in a patriarchal society where men can decide whether a femaleâ€™s clothing is appropriate or inappropriate.
Yes, a body should be covered in order to be attractive. Establishing a sense of shame towards girls bodies is okay and perfectly acceptable.
Yes, a girlâ€™s body is a sinful temptation that needs to be covered up at all costs for others to focus on their education.
Yes, a femaleâ€™s body is more tempting and sexual than a maleâ€™s body.
Yes, it is our fault when girls get raped because they should have covered up and avoided the situation by dressing in a way that does not attract another person.
The ban on leggings is included in an overall school dress code that also bans clothing with see-through tops, shoulder straps less than three fingers wide, visible underwear and pants worn below the waist - along with clothing with drug, alcohol and gang symbols. The current dress code goes back to at least 2013 but the leggings ban had not previously been enforced, students say.
BPS told the Herald the dress code is aimed at promoting "a safe and respectful learning environment for all students and staff; and teaches students about expectations for appearance in professional settings."
The dress code does not say anything about yoga pants.
A couple days ago, the Globe reported how Keolis treats the Faimount Line like its spare-parts bin - pulling equipment off the line when other lines have problems. This morning, Samantha Sergeant reports:
now 754 Fairmount Readville is having engine issues after already 20mins late! WTF R WE PAYING U 4?!?!
UPDATE, 10:20 p.m. Red Line service was supposedly back to normal.
A touch of a trash fire on the Red Line tracks tonight. Quickly brought under control, but you know how that causes cascading delays up and down the line. Boston firefighters returned control of the tracks to the T around 8:50 p.m., but that brought no relief to riders because the train that may have caused the problem was stuck at Downtown Crossing. Instead, the T began corralling buses to shuttle riders between Park Street and JFK in both directions.
Jeff Lawrence, owner of the Dig, alerts readers he's getting ready to pass the paper onto "the next generation:"
One thing Iâ€™m considering very seriously, though, is selling the business to a non-profit and making the paper a not-for-profit venture. Not that it ever generated a profit anyway, but the idea that independent journalism should be free and unfettered from ad dollars is extremely appealing to me, and I imagine the reader as well.
Charlie Redd, of Redd's in Rozzie, explains why the restaurant is no longer open Sunday nights:
Due to current labor trends touching the entire Nation's restaurants, especially Bostonâ€™s, we find ourselves short-handed and unable to staff the service on Sunday night up to the standards you have come to expect from us. ...