The Misogynist Ruling Analysis

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The Misogynist Ruling Imagine it is 80 degrees and sunny outside, the inside of the school is humid and hot. The school does not turn on the air conditioning till they know it will stay warm outside, you do not want to feel too hot, and you want to be comfortable so you are wearing a tank top and shorts. The schools dress code does not permit anything that goes above the knee or anything that shows your shoulders as that is considered provocative for being a young girl. One of your teachers calls you out in front of the whole class to slut shame you for trying to be comfortable and to dress accordingly to the weather. How does this make you feel? You are most likely distraught and embarrassed because the male students do not need to follow …show more content…
While dress codes are provided, most times they are said to keep boys’ more comfortable, but only because they are always sought to be sexualizing a classmates shoulder. Discussions concerning the dress code even bring up, “everyone is in theory affected by dress codes, girls and LGTBQ youth are disproportionately affected” (Bily). The idea proposed by school dress codes is to protect students and teachers, but it does the opposite by targeting anyone who is not a heterosexual cisgender male and shames those for wearing what they want. School dress codes do not need to be removed completely, but should be reworked to get rid of double standards that shames females of their own anatomy. The rape culture stigma is formed because of school dress codes because it pushes an idea that a female body is too sexual before a young female can fully understand what it truly means to be sexualized. The ideas of “boys will be boys” being okay when they refer to the sexualization of girls is rape culture and should not be permitted by superiors at school, a place where student should feel safe (Bates). A reworked dress code that allows for the self-expression of a student, will not deteriorate their self worth, and allow for the double standard be removed so a boys’ education will not be prioritized over a girl …show more content…
It is reasonable to consider this because it teaches boys to be civil and to respect others of the opposite gender. Instead of the having the dress code, “teach female students that their bodies are a problem… they should really be teaching acceptance and body positivity, and also human rights” (Wente). If in place of school dress codes students were taught human and civil rights it would benefit the youth and have them be more socially aware. While this solution may teach the youth of more issues, it is not guaranteed to work because not everyone will listen or learn. Even after kids have gone to a lesson, this will not stop rape or the culture that is created because of the dress code. Even though the dress code is said to apply to everyone it targets certain individuals and needs to be different so it allows for students to be expressive of

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