Stop Body Shaming Others

Stop Body Shaming Others

I have issues with school dress codes as they are most frequently based in sexist, discriminatory ideas. A girls' shoulders are not magically distracting boys from learning, and more over, it doesn't matter what a girl wears; sexual assault is never the victim's fault. (And, PS: Dress codes don't stop sexual assault.) BUT I DIGRESS. Today I'm not here to preach about dress codes and misogyny. I'm here to talk about body shaming and how it has no place in our school system nor in the world in general. A principal in South Carolina was recorded saying the following regarding the wearing of leggings. “I’ve told you this before, I’m going to tell you this now, unless you are a size zero or two and you wear something like that, even though you’re not fat, you look fat.” NOPE. No. Nope. Not okay. Not even close. I should note that the school's dress code does state this: "leggings, tights, yoga pants and spandex must be...
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