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Posted: September 13, 2016

'Free the thigh' protest planned at Washington high school to resist dress code

By KIRO - Seattle

ABERDEEN, Wash. —

A student has organized a protest at Aberdeen High School in Aberdeen, Washington, to challenge the school's dress code.

A Facebook page titled "Free the Thigh" created an online event scheduling the protest for Wednesday.

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The Facebook page was allegedly started by a student who got into trouble for wearing jeans that were "too ripped."

"I got dress coded today for wearing these jeans because of the rip on the very top of my leg," Stephanie Ann Stopsen wrote in the caption of a photo of ripped jeans. "This is the first time I have ever had this happen to me, and I was told never to wear these jeans to school again because they're 'inappropriate.'"

Stopsen said she wasn't the only student who was addressed for the same reason by school officials. One post on the page said "at least 40 people along with me (got reprimanded) too for ripped jeans."

"Something needs to change," Stopsen wrote.

If you haven't already seen this, this is why this has all started. It hasn't just been me that has gotten dress coded...

Posted by Free The Thigh on Sunday, September 11, 2016

The Aberdeen High School dress code currently states that "Pants shall be worn at the waist and must not have excessive holes or holes located above mid-thigh." Read the code here.

One local mother, Angela Asbury, shared an image of her daughter's ripped jeans on the protest's Facebook page.

"My daughter got dress coded today at the Jr high. I refuse to make her change," Asbury wrote. "We (are) behind this protest 100%."

My daughter got dress coded today at the Jr high..I refuse to make her change...we r behind this protest 100%

Posted by Angela Asbury on Tuesday, September 13, 2016


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