Dress code: 0 pic.twitter.com/1HHgjg84AE
— Tori (@tori_dipaolo) June 13, 2017
This New Jersey high school senior used her yearbook photo to have the final word on her school’s dress code.
Milford High School student Tori DiPaolo says she spent four years challenging the school’s dress code, which she claims is sexist. With graduation set for this week, DiPaolo wanted to continue the fight to the bitter end, according to Yahoo Style.
Given the opportunity to choose a yearbook quote, DiPaolo decided she was going to make a statement.
For the caption, which ran below a photo of her in the off-the-shoulder drape traditionally worn by senior girls, she wrote: “I’m sorry, did my shoulders distract you from reading this quote?”
DiPaolo told Yahoo Style that she chose the quote because it was “ironic,” considering the school dress code prohibits girls from wearing clothing that is “revealing or suggestive.”
“I just found it funny that the outfits for senior portraits technically violated the dress code by exposing our shoulders, so I saw my opportunity and ran with it,” DiPaolo said.
She shared a photo Friday of the yearbook page on Twitter, which has since gone viral. The response to the photo at school has also been positive.
“One of my teachers actually came up to me to tell me she loved my quote and thought it was hilarious,” she said. “Most teachers have laughed at it. The general consensus at my school — unless you’re the principal — is that the dress code is ridiculous, so people have loved the quote so far.”