There is a ton to say about this, but it makes my blood boil, so I’m going to restrict it to one comment. Basically a girl in a pretty tame dress was asked to cover up her shoulders. It was stupid, the dress wasn’t inappropriate, but whatever. The school has the right to define a dress code, though the chaperone handled things inappropriately. That is not the point, though. As the mother of the girl tells us, the REAL point of this is that it allows women an excuse to take control of men. Here’s the mother of the girl:
“Any conversation about dressing modestly or inappropriately is inherently sexist. No one has that conversation with boys,” Kimball says. While she doesn’t have high hopes for abolishing dress codes in Utah, the mom of three is hoping this story will spark a larger discussion about objectification. “We need to teach boys, and schools, that bodies aren’t objects. If someone gets aroused because they see my daughter’s human shoulders, that’s an issue that should be addressed with that boy. Don’t shame and blame my daughter.”
Got that guys? Arousal, a natural bodily reaction to certain stimuli, is something that needs to be addressed so that girls can wear whatever they want.
And we need to make sure we tell boys that arousal is immoral. Because for girls, it’s “just a body”. For guys, natural reactions of the body are unclean and must be oppressed lest we make the girls uncomfortable in any way.
Remember: Even if the men didn’t do anything, it’s men’s fault. That is the whole point of feminist picking on the nebulous concept of patriarchy: It offers them a ready-made excuse to get whatever they want.