"This approach toward the dress code is furthering unhealthy attitudes about sexuality. Targeting tight pants rests on the assumption that girls must work to prevent themselves from being ogled, rather than teaching boys they should work to avoid objectifying their female peers. The policy also links girls’ clothing to boys’ inability to control themselves. This kind of message lands itself squarely on a continuum that blames girls and women for assault by men. It also sends the message to boys that their behaviors are excusable, or understandable given what the girls are wearing. We really hope that you will consider the impact of these policies and how they contribute to rape culture.
In a society that is unceasingly obsessed with what women do with their bodies, and wear outside of them, it’s safe to say that teaching young men and women that objectifying and disrespecting their peers is never satisfactory, no matter what they’re wearing. And that of course, a piece of clothing will not miraculously force someone to non-consensually touch someone, or act out of line. Nothing, not even *gasp* those EVIL TREACHEROUS SHORTS is an excuse to sexually harass someone, and if you can’t stop looking…..
No. REALLY. You can."