90,000 People Can't Find Anything Wrong With This Girl's Outfit. Can You?
Last Thursday, senior Macy Edberly was sent home from Orangefield High School in Orange County, Texas. Why?
Because she was wearing this…
Macy’s sister, Erica, wrote: ‘I have to stand up for my family and for women who are degraded and judged for their bodies and clothing everyday.
‘People wonder why women feel insecure about their bodies or what they wear.. And it’s because you’re told your clothing is inappropriate when you’re completely fully clothed, even when you’re not showing cleavage or anything,’
‘How about instead of body shaming women, school systems should start teaching 15-18 year old boys to stop degrading women with their eyes and contributing to the rape culture of today’s society?
‘Bottom line, girls cannot go to school in comfortable clothes THAT COVER EVERYTHING because school systems are afraid that hormonal boys won’t be able to control their eyes and minds.’
‘And that is such a bigger problem than worrying about clothing. No, I do not believe that all boys in middle school/high school degrade young women or sexualize their bodies. That is my point.. this is not an inappropriate outfit, yet some are worried it might be seen that way, so they send girls home to change to try to avoid an issue and THAT is the problem.’
‘Not to mention, when you send someone home because of innappropriate clothing, you’re taking away from their eduction. So I guess it’s more important for boys to not have distractions (even when they’re aren’t any) than a woman’s education. When will people realize how big of an issue this really is?’
Erica’s post has now been shared over 90,000 times online.
The dress code states that leggings are permitted but only if the top worn with them is ‘below fingertips when hands are held straight down at your side.’
This is all seems a little bit ridiculous. Tell us what you think in the comments…