Dress code accusations uncalled for

Have you ever heard the phrase “don’t judge a book by it’s cover?” Yes, everyone has been at fault of passing judgement on someone’s appearance at some point, and although I can’t speak for everyone, I try not to judge my peers based on what they wear and I would hope that most people don’t. Just because the way someone dresses is different from how you dress, that doesn’t mean that what they are wearing is wrong. Most girls don’t choose their clothes based on what other people will think about them, they wear those clothes because they’re comfortable or they like them. In my five years at West Shore I can’t seem to recall any memories of mentally scarring images of girls in revealing clothing, and it is selfish to say that girls shouldn’t be wearing certain clothing because it is not aesthetically pleasing to you. It’s not up to a fellow student to determine what is acceptable attire for the school. Next time you make a snap judgement about someone’s personality based on their clothing, think about how you would feel if someone took one look at you and decided that you had no respect for yourself because of your appearance. Making fun of and talking about other girls because of their booty shorts or leggings says more about the kind of person you are, not them. Instead of wasting time worrying about what other people are wearing, worry about things in your own life, like studying for school or making a positive impact in the community. At the end of the day, I’m not going to dwell on something that someone wore to school and if a girl’s clothing really offends you, do yourself a favor and look the other way.