Girls Are Using #IfAnythingSchoolTaughtMe To Talk About The Real Issues With Dress Codes

    "The length of your skirt is way more important than the education they teach."

    On Monday afternoon, the hashtag #IfAnythingSchoolTaughtMe started trending on Twitter.

    Amid predictable homework jokes, women took to Twitter to voice their frustrations with dress code policies taking precedence over their education.

    #IfAnythingSchoolTaughtMe that dress codes and hairstyles are more important than education.

    Because the lesson plan may say one thing, but the dress code says another.

    feminism is needed in society but we can't wear bikinis or leggings #IfAnythingSchoolTaughtMe

    Like the fact that a top button being secured is perceived to be more important than a math lesson.

    #IfAnythingSchoolTaughtMe that having your top button done up is way more important than your actual education

    And that teachers seem to care more about what a student is wearing than what they are learning.

    Teachers would rather you be dressed correctly than succeed #IfAnythingSchoolTaughtMe

    Bare shoulders are too sexual for school.

    #IfAnythingSchoolTaughtMe that apparently if i show my shoulder its "sexual" and too distracting for other people to focus smh

    Flashing some knee will cause all kinds of problems.

    #IfAnythingSchoolTaughtMe that my knees and shoulders are sexual and should never be seen by a guy bc he won't be able to focus

    And visible bra straps will certainly land you in trouble.

    #IfAnythingSchoolTaughtMe that bra straps are sexual organs that must be kept covered at all times unless you want to end up in hell

    If a woman is violating any bit of the dress code, she is punished by missing class, which takes away her education.

    #ifanythingschooltaughtme its more important to go home to change your clothes because they are 'distracting' than to go to class

    While male students aren't held to the same standards.

    #IfAnythingSchoolTaughtMe by sending a girl home because her outfit distracts boys, that a males education is more important than mine

    The only way for female students to receive their education is to fit into the mold.

    #IfAnythingSchoolTaughtMe that we shouldn't express our individuality outwardly. Uniforms, no piercings, no makeup, no cool hairstyles. Phft

    And they shouldn't dare challenge gender norms.

    #IfAnythingSchoolTaughtMe that long hair is for girls, short hair is for boys and there is no in between.

    Don't even try to TEST breaking the mold, because you can lose your education on the way to expressing your individuality.

    #IfAnythingSchoolTaughtMe that apparently wearing nail polish is basically illegal

    When it comes down to it, a woman's appearance is valued more than her education.

    #IfAnythingSchoolTaughtMe that dress code is apparently way more important than your education.

    Even though men rarely have their education taken away because of the clothing they decide to wear.

    #IfAnythingSchoolTaughtMe That this was the dress code for guys vs the dress code for girls