This issue has been around for so long yet it seems females just complain about it rather than doing anything about it. I was wearing a skirt (fingertip length as they want,) and a tank top which showed no cleavage whatsoever. Over the summer I worked my ass off to get where I am today and my body is my temple, I love every inch of it and am so PROUD of how far I have come. This then saddened me and made me frustrated when I was pulled aside in the morning and got asked to put on my huge jumper which made me look hideous (noted it is my favorite jumper but it completely ruined the outfit along with my self confidence) and I was told that it was ‘against school policy.’ I got frustrated and asked straight up what she meant and why a tank top strap is the end of the world, she kept answering with ‘you know why! SCHOOL POLICY’ without giving me a straight up answer. The weather conditions should be considered as well, 23 degrees Celsius with sun and I was sweating while the day went by. This is not the first time this incident has occurred, it happens all the time in our school and many other schools. I have seen many protests made at other schools about dismissing this dress code for girls because it’s absolutely absurd. The attached pictures show what I was wearing in the morning and what I had to put on in order to hide my shoulders, back and tank top straps.
The school has told me a couple of classic excuses as to why I am not allowed to wear tank tops (spaghetti straps,) shorts (yes every pair of shorts I have ever worn they have told me to take off, even if they were ok for the fingertip rule) and anything else which I feel GOOD in. These excuses include:
This is the most PATHETIC excuse to me because HOW IS THAT OUR FAULT? How could it possibly our fault if boys get ‘distracted’ because of what we wear. That’s like saying that it’s okay to rape because she asked for it when looking at what she was wearing. Really though if I have worked a whole summer to love myself and now have clothes which FIT me and make me look like a goddess and BOYS will get distracted, fuck em? It’s not my responsibility to dress so their dick isn’t hard. My responsibility in life is to love myself in every way I can, by wearing a cute skirt, converse and a tank top; I DO. This has been taught in schools all the way through middle school that ‘boys will be boys.’ How come they don’t teach boys manners in order to become a gentleman in a sense that they CAN ADMIRE when a girl feels beautiful instead of complaining that she is wearing something ‘provocative’? Control your dicks, we have nothing to do with your mind or way of thinking.
Okay? So the parents have complained that they have seen a little ‘too much skin’ (SIDE NOTE: when I say ‘too much skin’ I do not mean boobs out; ass out, I mean a little bit of the upper thigh, shoulders or a small amount of cleavage) and you don’t want your child exposed to these ‘whores’ which you probably think of them? You should teach your children that a woman and mans body are beautiful and show them that some would like to dress the way they want and that no one can really comment on it because it doesn’t affect their lives. Sorry I show shoulder, it’s warm as fuck out here and if your little 5 year old can wear a tank top, I sure as hell can as well.
Sorry, but no. Inappropriate would be having your tits out all over (I’m personally not against this either because if that is what the person believes in, why not? This is how we express ourselves) but school wise, I can understand why that would be inappropriate. Showing an occasional bra strap, spaghetti strap, shoulders & some upper thigh however, your point is invalid to me.
Reading the points made above, go fuck yourself.
I could go on and on about this issue but I think most will agree that this is really frustrating and in some cases sexist even. I wrote this whole post to make people observe that something should be done about this because I’ve heard guys from my grade say ‘I don’t have any problem with the new dress code and rules,’ well no fucking shit dilhole you’re not affected. The females of the whole school are the ones who are affected and it’s getting to a point where tank tops are seen as hooker accessory. I want to stand up for what I believe (and ironically my school believes in as well) which is that individuality is a way of expressing who you are, and that you should be able to wear what you want. Working that hard on loving yourself and then being put down because ‘boys are distracted’ is disgusting.
— you don’t have to come back (via extrasad)