So, you can imagine her surprise when Chris called her to report that he had been reprimanded by the principal of his school for his getup, which apparently broke the school's dress code. Ms. Martin's theory is that her son was discriminated against for his sexual preference (or lack thereof): "In my opinion, the principal was not passing judgement upon my son's appearance, but rather his person." In response to Chris' ordeal, his moms have started a petition at Moveon.org that they hope will make life at school easier for LBGTQ teens.
This story, like the recent backlash against Rachel Zoe letting her son have long hair, shows just how far we have to go before we can be considered a truly accepting society, one in which children and teens can feel free to express themselves without fear that they will be judged, bullied, or punished. We're also getting really sick of administrators using the "violates school dress code" excuse to justify their intolerance against children who choose to express themselves in a way that doesn't conform to gender or societal norms. Shouldn't our educators be a little less concerned with a kid's hair and makeup and a little more concerned on, you know, teaching them? (Huffington Post)