Over the years we have written about sexist school and sports dress codes.
But since it’s spring, we should expect a great deal of attention in the non-progressive media to what is either inappropriately dressed teen girls, or the increasingly less subtle slutshaming and sexism that we heap on women.
This year’s keynote is from Manitoba, where schools are once again covering up the girls because of boy hormones.
We know this idiotic school behaviour needs to stop, but I read the CBC comments section anyway. Mistake.
The most bothersome on the first screen [I declined to click NEXT] is this full-bloom piece of fail:
I find it very hard to take seriously a fourteen year old girl who says, “as a feminist…”
Frankly, if your kids aren’t feminists BY the age of 14, you need to step up your game.
And for those of you at home keeping count, I’ve now trashed 14 sickly misogynist comments on this year’s Ghomeshi and IWD posts. Start your own blogs you sickos; you won’t pollute this one with your filth!
It’s time to have discussions in our families, schools, community and nation about consent and respecting others. Can you imagine if we lived in a country where consent were an actual norm, would we be dealing with the width of shoulder straps?