Although facing no disciplinary action, the likely traumatizing prospect of having to wear something more akin to the traditional defintion of ‘shirt’ led to the massive uprising for social justice known as Crop Top Day. Let me be the millionth to say, “Amen!”
Asking young women to cover up in schools (or anywhere else for that matter) is a perpetuation of the misogynistic patriarchal norms that objectify women. After all, why should a young woman have to conform to norms because testerone riddled young males are so incapable of self control and would treat classmates like pieces of eye candy? “Because I wanted to feel very beautiful, look very beautiful and feel very confident in myself and be happy — and they were sexualizing my outfit,” the champion for all woman-kind told reporters. After all, what’s next? Niqabs? Injustices like dress codes and slavery all have their time to be broken down.
fun fact! just 200 years ago slavery was considered the norm as well! and guess what?? times change ! https://t.co/l0dEMNv9JC— idk (@ixelatbh) May 26, 2015
But in my extremely humble opinion, this campaign doesn’t go far enough. I’m sick of being treated differently just because I have a Y chromosome.
So today at The Rebel office I too took a bold step to break down the shackles of society.
The reaction from my female feminism-apologist co-workers just goes to show how much more work me, Alexi, and other like minded righteous individuals have ahead of us to break down the walls built up by generations past who told us to be ashamed of our bodies.
“Put a shirt back on,” screamed one female objectifier as if she’d never seen a midrift before.
Just because she might find my body distracting doesn’t give her the right to trample on MY rights. I soon found myself being stared at and yes, even mocked, by co-workers of the opposite sex. How dare they?! I’m trying to fight for justice in a world where young women everywhere are being told to ‘wear something appropriate’.
I won’t let Ezra sexualize my outfit or tell me how I can or can’t express myself just because of the response my body garners from others who lack self control.
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