1The man who decided to follow the women's dress code after being sent home by his boss
“See you soon, Twitter. I'll be sent home soon." He posted a photo of himself sporting the neon-pink and black dress. Surprisingly enough, 20-year-old Joey was allowed to remain at work after changing, undoubtedly benefiting from strict UK laws that prohibit companies from discriminating against employees based on their sexuality or gender identity. (Source)
2The girl who decided to protest her school's dress code with a yearbook quote
The cheeky barb takes aim at West Milford's dress code which, according to the school district's website, forbids "halters, half-shirts, shorts, or sweaters and blouses that expose breasts or stomachs."
Her biggest complaint is that male students receive different treatment. "My school's dress code prohibits boys from wearing muscle shirts, but they do all the time and don't get in trouble yet when my bra strap accidentally slips I have to miss class to go change." (Source)
3The students who turned to The Scarlet Letter to protest dress codes
Junior Reese Fischer was worried that this new policy would disrupt her education. Inspired by The Scarlet Letter, she encouraged students who were against the new code to incorporate a red “A” into their outfits the next day. Over 100 students arrived at school the next day wearing the "A, " and the movement snowballed from there. (Source)
4The group of 50+ kids who wore skirts to protest an unfair dress code
If a boy dares don a pair, he will be sent to the isolation room all day. On the other hand, the dress code favors girls during the hot weather, allowing them the luxury of skirts. So, a group of 50 to 70 boys showed up in girls attire. The boys received almost unanimous positive support from onlookers and parents, and surely made an impact on the administration for the future—the school is now reconsidering their no shorts policy. (Source)
5The woman who used cosplay to protest absurd workplace dress codes
June J. Rivas, believed to be from Chicago, was recently told by her boss that the way she wore her hair (in a ponytail and headscarves) was "unprofessional." She filed a harassment complaint, and her employer responded by introducing a new dress code which banned headscarves in the office. June reported her female boss to the EEOC (The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) but, in the meantime, she's decided to comply with the guidelines. Just not quite in the way that was probably intended.
While all her outfits are within the rules, they also happen to be inspired by her love of cosplay. After all, the dress code never mentioned wigs, colored lenses, spandex, or wings. (Source)
6The Swedish handyman who responded to a sexist dress code by wearing high heels to work
Some are finally picking up on the idea that expecting women to wear uncomfortable, unstable shoes at all times is a ridiculously unfair and sexist concept. Helping spread the idea are videos like this one, showing Swedish handyman Emil Andersson doing a day's work in high heels.
It's ridiculous. It's harder for him to get his work done. He's in pain by the end of the day. The more you watch it, the sillier it seems that any of us would choose to wear heels to work, and the more outrageous it becomes that there are workplaces that have made heels part of their compulsory dress code.
7The student who staged a braless protest in response to unfair dress codes
Kaitlyn Juvik was called into the principal's office for violating the dress code and was told that by going braless under a black t-shirt, she had made others feel "uncomfortable."
Kaitlyn was soon joined by other supportive students who ditched their bras for one school day. The Facebook page launched in solidarity with Kaitlyn, No Bra No Problem, now has more than 1,000 members. (Source)
8The bus drivers who wore skirts to protest their work dress code