chools around the United States really need to get it together when it comes to dress codes.
Now, a student who's been a victim of this ridiculous gender-based hypocrisy is standing up to her school — and she went viral, of course.
On September 26, 2017, high school senior Eleanor took to Twitter after her senior portrait was deemed "too inappropriate" by her school.
“Here’s my senior picture,” she wrote in the tweet that’s been liked over 170,000 times, “because you can see my part of my brallette [sic], it was ‘too inappropriate.’ Yet, here’s the boys swim team picture.”
She posted the senior portrait in question.
Eleanor is posing in a field with some flowers, but because a lacy swath of bralette is visible — mind you, a lacy swath that’s covering her body — it was labeled “inappropriate.”
Meanwhile, the entire men's swim team posed nearly-naked in Speedos.
Not that there would be anything wrong with that — if the school recognized that there’s nothing wrong with Eleanor’s very modest, covered-up senior portrait.
But alas, they did not.
Eleanor clarified that she has nothing against the guys' swim team.
It’s all the sexist double standard. Young girls’ bodies should not be sexualized. When spaghetti straps or large busts or visible bras are considered “inappropriate” or “distractions,” but men’s almost naked bodies are fine, it teaches boys and men that women’s bodies exist for them.
Eleanor, bolstered by discussions with teachers and friends, decided to take her complaint off of Twitter and straight to the principal of her school.
Way to stand up for what’s right, Eleanor!
Of course, the Internet tweeted its support for Eleanor’s cause…