The blame of teenage boys not being able to comfortably receive an education is often placed upon what teenage girls are wearing to school. Teenage girls are often subjected to slut-shaming dress codes and sexualizing them without their consent. Catherine Manning’s daughter attends a secondary school in Australia, where she now feels uncomfortable at school because she has been told that the girls are the ones who are responsible for the boys’ behaviors. Teenage boys are being portrayed as victims when it is the girls’ whose photos of themselves are being sexualized and place on the internet for everyone to see, they are the victims. This feeling left Manning no choice, but to speak out.
Read Manning’s Facebook post and the full article here.