After Patch columnist Christine Wolf wrote a column about Haven Middle School’s nebulous dress code policy on leggings and yoga pants, the story got picked up all across the country.
Slate’s Amanda Hess has joined the discussion with a Q&A with “13-year-old leggings activist Sophie Hasty.”
In it, the poised teen explains why she feels the dress code is unfair, the embarrassment of being made to wear your bright blue gym shorts over your leggings and how the campaign to fight the policy got started.
“It’s a lot like saying that if guys do something to harass us, it’s our fault for that,” she says in the interview. “We’re the ones being punished for what guys do. My friends and I got mad about it, and we would talk about it often earlier in the year, but we didn’t think we could really do anything about it.”