school dress codes
A teacher told her 12-year-old her skirt looked like it was for "clubbing."
Every fall you can expect a flurry of articles clogging up your Facebook newsfeed, decrying the "body shaming" dress codes of someone's kid's school. And no matter what the specifics of the article, the reader comments are the same.
"I learned something very important about myself: I am a whore."
"The degradation of young women in the school system is a real, legitimate issue."
Unfortunately, policing of females doesn't diminish as we get older and it trickles into our social lives, our interactions with the general public and at work. Dress codes -- on paper or through verbal expectations -- are an easy way to determine if there is disparate treatment of the genders.