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—Julian Barnes, Flaubert’s Parrot (via feellng)
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Alright guys, this shit got me heated.
So today as I was getting ready for school, I get a call from my youngest sister’s elementary school clinic. My sister gets on the phone and tells me she is sitting out of class because her skirt is too short. “You need to bring me one that goes down to my knees, they said,” is what she told me.
Quick recap: My sister is eleven years old, in fifth grade, and has some mental and physical disabilities. She’s the tallest girl in her class. Also, the dress code states her skirt must be down to her fingertips, not her knees.
When I get there, I insisted I see her instead of just dropping her stuff off. I was not suprised to find her with a skirt obviously within the rules of the dress code. I asked her what class she was missing and she told me math. She’d been sitting out for atleast twenty or thirty minutes while she waited for me to come.
She only learns things at about a third of the pace as everyone else in her class. Even missing this short amount of time means missing a lot of information for her. Just to recap: she has to sit out of class because of the length of her skirt. She can’t even just sit in her classroom while she waits for me, because apparently that’s too distracting. To whom, you ask? I can’t really tell you. Are ten year old boys, fifth grade boys already old enough to be sexualizing her to the point that they were going so insane with horniness that they had to whisk her away until she could put on something ‘decent’.
So not only are the sexualizing a fifth grader, they are giving her different rules for the dress code based on her height and making her miss valuable class time. This bullshit needs to stop. Eleven goddamn years old and she’s already being taught her body isn’t her own anymore, that she’s being too provocative if she wears a skirt to the same standard as all the other short, skinny girls in her class just because she looks older.
As a P.S., I would like to point out that she is already bullied because of her disabilities. Pulling her out of class and making her change is even more of an embarrassment, and only leads to more teasing.
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Ok. The fact that they are already over-sexualizing girls is complete bullshit to me. At my public school we have a dress code that says girls can’t show their shoulders because it is considered “sexy”. The reason I hate this is because girls are so over-sexualized already. Also school board members should know this by now, that not all guys are horny perverts at this age. Plus they are pretty insulting to me and fellow young bi/gay people. We don’t want to cover up our shoulders, especially when summer rolls around. But the fact that they don’t let girls wear leggings and shoulder-less shirts is stupid. Plus us people with mental/physical disabilities and get bullied because of that makes it all the more embarrassing and makes us easier to insult, tease, and physically harmed by our peers.
I am all for going against the school boards and making them reconsider their actions for dress codes all over world.
Guys can be over-sexualized too. But they don’t have as much restraint as girls do for dress code. Heck I see guys walking around in gym shorts all year long.
But this over-sexualization of girls needs to stop.