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Woman goes viral with video explaining why dress codes are ‘inherently misogynistic.’

Woman goes viral with video explaining why dress codes are ‘inherently misogynistic.’

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School dress codes are highly-controversial and can cause a lot of problems for students, usually female students. But beyond being a major annoyance, they perpetuate sinister, and damaging, ideas about female sexuality.

The logic behind dress codes—that girls need to cover up their bodies or they could "distract" their male peers and teachers— sends a harmful "victim blaming" message to little girls, and perpetuates misogyny and "rape culture," according to a TikTok user whose powerful video on the subject went viral.

The TikToker, named Chan, started her video as a response to a video asking: "whats something thats actually incredibly misogynistic but everyone ignores (& pretends like its normal)?"

"DRESS CODE," she says. "Dress code. Let me explain."

Chan explains why the dress code is one of the "earliest symptoms of rape culture" in the U.S.:

Dress code is one of the earliest symptoms of rape culture in America. What is rape culture? It is victim blaming and blaming a woman for an assault that happens to her or other victims (It doesn't just happen to women).

Dress code at its core is grown adults sexualizing little girls (7-17 years old) and blaming them for distracting male classmates.

Sources: TikTok
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