30 Sex-Ed Lessons I Had to Learn from Big Mouth

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Dress Codes Enforce Rape Culture



It’s easy to not question school dress codes. It sounds fine to ask that children not wear skirts higher than six inches above the knee or shirts with straps thinner than three inches. Except, it isn’t. Season three’s “Girls Are Angry Too” shows that dress codes only enforce victim-blaming and support rape culture by implying that women need to cover up so that men don’t sexualize them, instead of just asking the men to not sexualize children. If you tell boys who are going through puberty that they’re monsters who can’t control themselves and tell girls that it’s women who need to change their behavior, what do you think is going to happen?

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