Definitions of appropriate dress for women and girls tend to have a built-in shame component.
(JTA) — The Israeli Knesset has issued a new dress code, banning visitors and employees from wearing miniskirts and short dresses. The rules were based on an earlier version and were “intended to clarify, as much as possible, the ambiguity that existed in the past — while expressing sensitivity and attempting not to hurt the feelings…
A Muslim girl in France was sent home twice in one month for wearing a long skirt deemed an ‘ostentatious symbol’ of her faith. Anne Cohen explains why those focusing on the skirt are missing the point.
It’s common for Orthodox high schools to require girls to wear skirts. But new, stricter dress codes at Brooklyn’s Yeshiva Flatbush have female students feeling ambushed.
New York City has dropped a lawsuit against Hasidic-owned stores that posted a dress code for shoppers.
Warning signs have been posted on the building of two major health clinics in an ultra-Orthodox Beit Shemesh neighborhood, telling women who are dressed immodestly to stay away.