Girls complain that their prestigious high school’s miniskirt ban promotes “rape culture”
From my latest blog post for the Independent Women’s Forum:
Here’s what Fox News reports:
“Administrators at prestigious Boston Latin School have been embroiled in a dispute with female students over rape culture.
“And the whole thing was triggered by the school’s decision to actually enforce its longstanding dress code.”
Furthermore, the dress code itself scarcely requires the girls to don burkhas:
“It bans gang-related colors and symbols, sexually explicit logos, hemlines higher than 4 inches above the knee, and shirt-shoulder straps narrower than the width of three fingers. It also prohibits leggings worn as pants (as opposed to under a skirt or dress).”
That sounds reasonable. Try showing up at most jobs in a micro-mini and a spaghetti-strap tank top. Nonetheless, several female students at Boston Latin posted this Change.org petition:
“By allowing the school to dress code us, we are telling the school several things:
“Yes, we still live in a patriarchal society where men can decide whether a female’s clothing is appropriate or inappropriate….
“Yes, it is our fault when girls get raped because they should have covered up and avoided the situation by dressing in a way that does not attract another person.”
Let’s see–if girls supposedly get raped because they’re not “covered up,” how does requiring them to cover up encourage rape? I’m confused.
Read the whole thing here.
Posted by Charlotte Allen