Grace Villegas, 13, chose to wear her new off-the-shoulder blouse, which she had proudly purchased with her own money, to school Monday, but as soon as she got there her pride was drowned in the absurdity of an anitquated dress code.
“Instantly, I was like, ‘Okay, I’m going to get dress-coded,’ and I felt the need to change,” she told BuzzFeed, adding that she didn’t get into official trouble, but several teachers made comments on her clothing choice. So she ended up changing into another shirt she brought along that day.
When her older sister Isabella, 18, heard about this, she was not there for it. “Nothing about her top was inappropriate,” she explained. “I made her [a] white shirt and told her to put it in her locker and if they ever ask her to change again, to change into that shirt.”:
And it wasn’t just any shirt, but the ultimate feminist T:
my 13 year old sister was dress coded for her shirt today for "revealing too much chest and shoulder" so i made her a shirt to change into pic.twitter.com/NdRQws91HB
— isabella rossellini (@bellavillegas_) March 13, 2017
It reads, “Dress Code: Promotes the objectification and sexualization of young bodies, blames the wearer for the onlooker’s perceptions/actions, perpetuates rape culture, is B.S.”
“Showing the girls that it’s their problem that the boys are getting excited, it’s their fault that the boys can’t handle it, taking time away from their education just so the boys can get a better education — it’s just teaching them so many things that are wrong,” Villegas declared to Yahoo, before adding, “I encourage [students] to do research of their own and know what their rights are and … how to go about standing up for themselves.”