5 perfect reactions to the ‘short skirt’ debate

When girls at a school in Auckland, New Zealand were told their skirts had to fall below their knees, their principal decided to give the most WTF reason in the history of sexist dress code decrees. According to The Guardian, the school’s deputy principal told them this new rule was intended to “keep our girls safe, stop boys from getting ideas, and create a good work environment for male staff.”

For some reason, singer-songwriter Erykah Badu decided to wade in on the controversy.

Here’s part of what she tweeted:

Badu Tweet

Badu Tweet 2

Twitter snapped back at both the victim-blaming and the implication that all males (even adult males hired to monitor children!) become horny troglodytes who lose self-control and the ability to focus once they see a girls’ exposed thigh. And lest you think that assessment is harsh because neither the principal or Badu explicitly mentions rape, remember their reasoning for the longer skirts is not only about being less of a distraction but also about keeping girls safe.

There’s an article on Vibe about how this generation needed this debate and I agree. It was both thought provoking and refreshing to read some of the comments.

Here are five perfect reactions to the great “short skirt” debate of 2016!

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