Hey Readers As you know I very occasionally reblog posts from other bloggers, but every so often you’ll read a post with such an important message you simply have to share it. This post from Half Girl Half Tea Cup is a cracking example of this. Written on the issue of dress codes and why they can be sexist and discriminate against women and girls, this post entitled The Shoulder Smoulder is a powerful , passionate, principled piece of writing and well worth a read.
Love And Best Wishes
This isn’t a post about why it’s okay to defy dress codes– after all, they’re often implemented for a reason- however surely we must question the rules in order to establish whether the logic behind them is fair or not. Because the guy that sang that song that was used in the Cadburys advert a few years ago which then got covered by Ella Eyre said ‘we don’t have to take our clothes off to have a good time’ which presents a nicely rounded smorgasbord of options. We can strip if we want to but we by no means have to. However at the moment, this doesn’t seem to be the case. Recently minimal clothing has become synonymous with forcing little girls in spaghetti straps to leave school to prevent their shoulders from being a distraction to the boys. In this situation, the child was five years old.
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