ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois high school is being accused of body shaming after releasing guidelines on how girls should dress for the prom.
Boylan Catholic High School in Rockford has issued a 21-page rule book — complete with pictures — on what is and isn’t acceptable at this year’s prom.READ MORE: Two Chicago Police Officers Wounded By Accidental Friendly Fire Discharge While Confronting Suspect In Lyons, Police Say
But the guidelines have ruffled feathers with a line that reads: “Some girls may wear the same dress but due to body types, one dress may be acceptable while the other is not.”READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Cool Changes
Body image and media expert Robyn Goodman of the University of Florida tells the Rockford Register Star that line supports discrimination and body shaming because girls don’t have a choice on how their bodies are made.
Boylan President Amy Ott told the newspaper the guidelines are meant to help girls, not hurt them.MORE NEWS: North Side Condo Building Residents Alarmed By Mail Thefts Apparently Committed Using A Master Key
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