Skip Nav
Chrissy Teigen
Chrissy Teigen Put Together a Menu For Her Picky 2-Year-Old, and It's Pretty Freakin' Cute
Heated Foot Blanket on Amazon
Winter
Amazon Is Selling a Heated Sleeping Bag For Your Feet, and BRB While We Plug It in Under Our Desks
Do Weighted Blankets Help Kids With Disabilities?
Kids
My Daughter With ADHD Started Using a Weighted Blanket, and I Saw a Change in Her Almost Immediately
Why Parents Should Use Conversation Journals With Kids
Parenting
My Mom Used a "Conversation Journal" With Me As a Kid, and It Made All the Difference
Ellen DeGeneres
Move Over, Oprah! Ellen DeGeneres Has Her Own List of 15 Favorite Things For Fall

Young Girls Discuss Gender Bias of School Dress Code

Young Girls on School Dress Codes and Being "Distractions" to Boys

In many schools, there are strict dress code policies that seem to mostly affect what a girl can wear to school (i.e. skirt and shorts lengths), and the tweens in this video are all in violation of those policies in certain states based on their outfits. However, being told that they were violating dress code policies did not go over well with these sharp young ladies, and the things they had to say have us slow clapping.

"Dress codes assume that boys are always going to be distracted by what a girl's wearing."

"My collarbone should not be considered a distraction. Or my knees, or my skin. They shouldn't be something that men or boys are distracted by."

"It's heartbreaking to know that I can't just exist in my natural form and wear what I want to wear because I'm comfortable in it without being seen as a distraction."

"It seems like the point of dress codes was actually to keep girls from shame, but all it does is make them feel bad and shame them."

"That in and of itself just says to society that we value a boy's education over girls'. If a girl is wearing a tank top, she can't come to school, she can't learn, but if a boy is wearing shorts, he should be there."

"If men are distracted, why don't you just tell them to just look away instead of body shaming women?"

The video ends with each girl sharing who they are individually, but they all add, "I am more than a distraction."

From Our Partners
"I Wish It Was Christmas Today" on The Tonight Show Video
Last Minute Gifts for Teens
Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jimmy Fallon Holiday Parodies Video
Video of Mom Flossing at Basketball Game
Lance Stephenson Surprises Zumba Class Video
Lin-Manuel Miranda's Son Singing Mary Poppins Returns Song
Boy Unwraps Military Dad as Early Christmas Gift
Matt Damon's Oscar Host Saturday Night Live Skit Dec. 2018
Matt Damon Best Christmas Ever Saturday Night Live Skit 2018
Jimmy Kimmel Fortnite Prank Video 2018
Ruavieja Commercial About Spending Time With Loved Ones 2018
Last Minute Gifts For Tweens
From Our Partners
Latest Family
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds