So let me tell you about today.
I live in southern california and today it was 106 degrees. So I dress accordingly. My outfit was cute and color coordinated. I thought it was fine.
Now at lunch a boy came over and was making rape jokes, transphobic and homophobic jokes. So I was pissed off already when the security guard came by and called “Young lady”
I turned around, irritated, and said “Really? We’re going to do this? It’s a hundred degrees out!”
The security guard gets annoyed and says “I was just going to ask you to put a jacket on” So I reemphasized that it was 106 degrees out.
He then escorts me to the office all while he insists I shouldn’t be wearing this and at this point I’m pissed off and swearing. I do admit that was wrong of me.
Once I’m in the office I refused to change into a different shirt. So I have to sit quietly and wait for an AP, while that is going on I text my dad and tell him I’m in the office. I asked him to write out a message to the staff that I could show them. Finally the AP got out of his meeting and called me in.
I talk respectfully to him and he insists that even though the weather is bad, I have to wear a shirt with straps at least two fingers width.
So I ask him why a couple more centimeters of cloth on the straps matters so much. He said it was “just because thats the dress code”
So I ask him why the dress code like that and he refuses to give me a real reason. (We all know its because victim blaming is a school’s favorite thing to do)
So then he says he is going to call my dad and thats when I show him the message my father wrote;
"Dear school official: It’s currently 106’ outside. I just looked. But yet, you are dress coding my daughter because she wants to remain cool? Your dress code is more important than my daughter’s HEALTH? You are simply horrible people! I support FIONNA in this, you monstrous cretins! HOW DARE YOU?!? If you would like to call me, feel free. I have a few choice things to say to you bastards, and you’ll get a chance to learn some colorful language. Now drop this shit and let my daughter FUCKING LEARN! Assholes!"
As you can see my father doesn’t like it when people threaten my health (which is what they would be doing, forcing me to wear my long sleeve black jacket in this weather)
So the AP nods and calls my father, my father then proceeds to yell at the man over the phone because he is pissed off. The AP wanted to know if he would take me home or if I would just wait. My dad wanted to talk about the issue and the AP ignored it. So without getting an answer the call is ended and I ended up waiting 2 hours in the office until school ended.
All because I wanted to dress appropriately for the weather.