By now, we all pretty much know that dress codes are pretty sexist. It’s very rare that institutions call out men for dressing a certain way, but common for them to criticize and punish women for showing too much skin or being too “sexualized”. And this is no exception.
Twitter user Eleanor was told by her school that her senior photos were “too inappropriate” because they showed off her bralette.
But you know what was considered okay? This picture of the men’s swim team.
Eleanor called out the injustice on Twitter, not to shame the swim team, but to point out that the rules were clearly unfair.
my tweet wasnt to call out the boys its abt the school saying my pic wasnt ok but they show way more skin and get their pic seen a lot more
— eleanor (@missfitzcap) September 27, 2017
Honestly, it didn’t make a lot of sense for a lot of people.
Yep. Female shaming in society while guys can do and wear whatever they want to at work again.
— Kayla Waters24/7 (@KaylaLWatersR5) September 27, 2017
Blurp blubblubgurgle blub Blurp.
(Translation: But a bralet is a top, a covering like any top.. That naked knee though, oh my cod! Risqué)
— President Rates Da Goldfish #RatesRuvvy2020 (@RatesDaGoldfish) September 27, 2017
Some people had other ideas…
Submit a new one in a speedo
— Ice Queen Kimi (@kimmerz_kim) September 27, 2017
Some people, on the other hand, argued that the school had a point.
An exposed bra is not a sports uniform. I understand how ridiculous and old school this is but it's sort of apples and oranges here…
— Minnesotatradingco01 (@minnesotatrade) September 27, 2017
So, what do you think? Is it a sexist rule or are the two photos very separate issues? Is showing off a bralette and shoulders inappropriate? Or should we all just be over this BS already? Because honestly, to me, these school rules are just getting ridiculous.