The Alvin Independent School District in Pearland, Texas, is considering a change to a dress code policy that states males cannot wear makeup, according to published reports. Why is this happening? It’s happening because a student at Shadow Creek High School was recently given an ultimatum to either remove his makeup or receive an in-school suspension.

The student received the suspension after he refused to remove his makeup. That led a classmate to start an online change.org petition, and now the district is reconsidering its policy, KHOU-TV reported. Within four days, the petition received 1,500 signatures and it has a goal of 2,500. The petition maintains that the district’s makeup policy for males represents gender bias. READ MORE