#StopShamingGirls Goes Viral After United Airlines Legging Debacle
Three girls were told they were not allowed to board their United Airlines flight on Sunday because their leggings were a violation of the airline's passenger traveler's dress code — and women everywhere were outraged.
The Twitter uproar has now taken a new stance, following author, Dana Schwartz's tweet:
Ladies, when was the first time you were made to feel embarrassed and sexualized for what you wore? I was in 5th grade, shorts too short.— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) March 26, 2017
The trending hashtag #StopShamingGirls is encouraging women to open up about the first time they were made, as Schwartz puts it, "to feel embarrassed and sexualized for what you wore."
And it's brilliant.
Read below to see how women have responded on Twitter about their personal experiences:
It was the 2nd to last day of school. HOT out. I was a beanpole, everything was short on me. They made me call my mom to bring pants.— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) March 26, 2017
The Twitter community is participating, moving one step closer to abandon clothing restrictions and shaming of young girls.
In 7th grade, shirt straps had to be wider than lasagna, not spaghetti.. wondered why I was compared to an Italian meal #stopshaminggirls— Susan Merriam (@semerriam) March 27, 2017
As teacher I never told girls outfit was distracting.Told boy never to wear "Cool story; make me a sandwich" shirt again. #StopShamingGirls— Katie M (@ktmar20) March 27, 2017
I wore a tank top and shorts to my youth group in the summer. I was told any unwanted male behavior would be my fault #stopshaminggirls— Kristen Roberts (@kristenroco) March 28, 2017
I was 12, and wore a V-neck tank top to school in 98*F weather, got a detention and had to have my dad bring me a sweater #StopShamingGirls— Toby Palevsky-Smith (@Blazerk82) March 27, 2017
A man exposed himself to me when i was 10 yrs old . Police asked me what i was wearing. I was 10...#StopShamingGirls— MsChief (@MsChief18th) March 28, 2017
My daughter was sent home from school for wearing an ankle length sundress that had thin straps when she was 6 years old. #StopShamingGirls— Erin Houde (@erinjulielynn) March 27, 2017
In 6th grade, asked to change my A&F polo shirt, which my friend was also wearing, because I have boobs. So embarrassed. #StopShamingGirls— Elizabeth Denton (@Elizabethann1) March 27, 2017
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