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Just last week, a 7th grader with a curvy build came home upset about this. She had worn an outfit with a skirt and leggings, and in the morning, a teacher had said to her, “Cute outfit.” But then her homeroom teacher pulled her aside at the end of the day and said, “You know, another girl could get away with that outfit, but you should not be wearing that. I’m going to dress code you.” Juliet Bond and the child’s mom were discussing the incident, not certain if the message to the child was ‘you’re too sexy’ or ‘you’re too fat.’
The kids also report that the teachers have been discussing ‘appropriate body types for leggings and yoga pants and inappropriate body types for yoga pants and leggings.’
Bond says, “This is concerning because it is both slut shaming and fat shaming. If a girl is heavy or developed, the message is that she cannot wear certain clothes.” Neither is acceptable. We should not be sexualizing kids, nor should we be making them feel that they can wear leggings as long as they remain stick thin. Bond asks, “Why are the girls being pulled out of class to have assemblies on whether they are wearing the right clothes, while the boys remain in class, learning and studying?”
I don’t have a problem with a school having a dress code; in fact, I attended a school that didn’t allow jeans or shorts or shirts without collars, but I do have a problem when the dress code is discriminately based on gender and body type. There is a big difference between telling all students to dress respectfully and telling curvy girls to dress in a way that doesn’t distract boys."
IS THIS FUCKING REAL IMMA BOUT TO SPIT BOILING ACID ALL OVER THAT ADMINISTRATION’S EXISTENCE
This was my entire jr high to high school experience(via destiel-demon)
In our hs it was the opposite if you’re were skinny they’d call you our if your shorts or skirt was even a centimeter too short. But I will never forget there was this one girl who’s skirt was so short and so tight you could see her underwear outline but no one ever said anything to her (teacher wise) because they were afraid she would say they did it because she was bigger. She wasn’t actually fat, just bigger ( taller too) than everyone. I don’t care who you are I don’t want to see your underwear at school and a dress code is a dress code.