In The Know by Yahoo
Why you can trust us

We may earn commission from links on this page, but we only recommend products we believe in. Pricing and availability are subject to change.

High school student confronts principal over 'completely sexist' dress code: 'Stand your ground'

A teenager is being celebrated on TikTok for calling out her school’s dress code during an assembly.

High school student @anastasiaskits took the opportunity to voice her opinion to the school’s principal. While she received praise from her classmates and on social media, the male staff members at her school weren’t as responsive.

This Brooklyn home office gets a California-inspired makeover with just $1,000:

“Why is this school so persistent on telling girls to cover up when really guys should just keep it in their pants?” she said.

“This school is so headstrong on telling girls to cover up their stomach and their shoulders when those things are all pretty natural.”

She explained that after talking to girls at school, it was clear that girls with larger cup sizes had their bodies policed the most.

“It’s completely sexist and biased and not OK,” she told him.

In a video with the principal’s response, he told the girls that they made the “staff uncomfortable” with their outfits and that the school was just following the policy. Another student challenged the principal about the comment, but then a staff member interrupted to change the subject.

TikTokers praised the young women for speaking out against the policy.

“My dad when I was younger told me it’s not the teenage boys they’re protecting me from its the male teacher and that has stuck with me since I was 14,” a user replied.

“The adults are sexualizing young women when they need to be focusing on their education. I’m so proud of you for raising your voice!” a person said.

“Wonderfully spoken! Stand your ground. You are not wrong!” someone added.

“If the staff is uncomfortable by what minors are wearing…then the school needs to hire new staff,” a user wrote.

“It’s crazy how they shut her down almost immediately they knew they slipped up,” another commented.

See this bedroom turn into a vibrant oasis after an incredible one-day renovation:

The post High school student confronts principal over ‘completely sexist’ dress code appeared first on In The Know.

More from In The Know:

The Dyson Airwrap is finally back in stock at all of your favorite retailers right now

9 stylish and flattering fall jackets under $100 for every occasion

This budget-friendly knife set is great for new cooks and experienced home chefs — and it's 40% off on Amazon

Brooks Marks and 'Growing Up Hip Hop: New York' star Dazyna Drayton on stepping out of their reality TV celeb parents' shadows