You’ll have to pardon me for thinking here (after all, I’m just a girl, what do I know?), but wouldn’t it be a whole lot easier to sit the boys down for a talk and tell them to cool it? Not only would it save the parents of every girl in the district from having to revamp their kids’ wardrobes, but it would prepare the boys for what will happen when they walk out into a dress code-free world where women walk around flaunting bare ankles and even, gulp, showing their knees!
I don’t have a son; I have a daughter. In my house, she’s being taught to wear clothing that makes her feel comfortable and is “classy,” but that’s as far as we will go. We aren’t going to teach her that she needs to change herself to keep boys in line because, frankly, that’s not her job.
Granted, I think skinny jeans are hell inventions, but that’s just because I’m OLD AS FUCK, and cannot wear them. Are we done with this trend yet? I mean, can we please? This trend, and the 5-inch platforms, and the way every fucking dress lacks sleeves? IT’S COLD OUT EIGHT MONTHS OF THE YEAR I NEED SLEEVES.
(I’m not saying girls should cover up, I’m saying I want to cover up, and find it difficult because we are in a short, tight, slutty place in fashion right now and when you’re poking 40 with as short a stick as I am it’s either boobs OR legs, not both.)
But it is not in any way my job to wear anything so as to make men behave a certain way. Men are going to behave the way they’re going to behave. My wearing a burkha isn’t going to make somebody who’s about to be a creep stop creeping. Instead of putting your daughters in convents maybe teach your sons that girls are people.