I'm 5 feet 8 inches so I have really long arms and I find that whole "below fingertips" rule to be so unfair for taller people because that means I can only wear Bermuda shorts to school & that's not my style. Same goes for skirts and dresses.
I have a small waist and wide hips which make me look curvy. I wore a long dress to school one day and another girl wore a similar dress but she wasn't that curvy. We were right next to each other when I got in trouble for what I was wearing & the other girl tried to stick up for me, but the administration wasn't having it. They said I "sexualized" the dress. I didn't "sexualize" anything. I just wore a damn dress that was very appropriate being that it was long & I wasn't showing cleavage. I can't help that dresses that go straight down don't go straight down on me because of my hips.
Why should I be ashamed of my body? I can't help it if I look like this naturally. I'm not going to get rid of my hips & thighs for people.
If my body was narrow or if I was a heavier set, there would be no problem. And for a whole bunch of adults to tell me I was being too "sexy" was beyond creepy.
Even though I'm fresh out of high school and don't really have to worry about that anymore, it always bothered me.
Do you think it's fair or should I have just dressed like a nun for the rest of high school? Oh wait... my hips & small waist probably would've "sexualized" that dress too.
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All those rules are so pointless, and meant to target those (mainly women) with 'assets' I guess you could say that apparently the unruly schoolboys cannot be exposed to. "Hey, it's your fault my son isn't learning in class, cover yourself like a nun now!". "Who do you think you are, walking into this learning environment looking like a skank?". Nobody is teaching the boys not to look, and sometimes as we have seen in recent news stories these people are excusing rape because those 'darn little girls are exposing themselves to the dangers of man's desire'. It's disgusting. I for one refused to let go of my crop tops because I thought they looked nice, no matter how many times I was asked to change or wear a sweater (I was asked to wear a jacket in 90 F weather one time... ooookay sorry I'm not trying to die). I didn't have many issues beside that despite showing much more skin than others because I am short (5''1') and don't have boobs or a butt.0