When Enforcing School Dress Codes Turns Into Slut ShamingUploader: Kirg 3 years ago Subscribe 7
We tell women to cover themselves from the male gaze, but we neglect to tell the boys to look at something else. In my junior year of high school I wore leggings to my AP Latin class. But Champion denied the accusations, saying he was wrongly identified and the incident had nothing to do with him. There has been enough research to show that teenage girls who wear sexualized outfits are judged as less capable, competent, determined, and intelligent than girls who dress modestly. And sometimes schools can take uniformity too far, as with the girl in Colorado who was banned from classes this week after shaving her head to support a friend going through chemotherapy: This week, a group of middle-school girls in Evanston, Illinois picketed their school for the right to wear leggings.