While many protests have emerged against school dress codes as of late, students at Charleston County School of the Arts in South Carolina took it one step further and borrowed a leaf out of their assigned reading and incorporated The Scarlet Letter into their protest to remind everyone that teen girls’ bodies are not a distraction

The young women of Charleston County School took their literature lessons to heart and protested by wearing red letter A’s as part of their outfits — taking inspiration from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 1850 novel about a young woman who is made to wear a scarlet letter “A” as punishment to publicly shame her for adultery Read more…

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High school students wear actual scarlet letters to protest sexist dress codes