Slut-shaming and humiliating young girls for their bodies has taken center stage in 2014. In just the past few months, a high school student in Florida was forced to wear a "shame suit" for violating the school's dress code, a Quebec high schooler was publicly humiliated in front of her classmates for wearing shorts that were too short, a Richmond-based 17-year-old was sent home from her prom because fathers in attendance kept ogling her and Evanston, Ill., middle schoolers were banned from wearing yoga pants or leggings to school because it was too distracting for boys.
But students aren't just staying quiet anymore, they're speaking out, at least, they're trying.
Using the anonymous sharing platform Whisper, students are airing their schools' dirty laundry by posting personal experiences. Ranging from a teacher spreading vitriolic rumors to suspension over jeans with ripped knees, there's no shortage of educational authorities treating young girls in atrocious ways because of the way they dress.
Here are just some of the outcries that have been popping up on Whisper:
In the post above, the student wrote in a direct message that a teacher specifically said this to her: "That I need to cover up, leave some room for imagination, and give the guys a break."