…(mine included) are already trying to help our children understand that their bodies are their own. If schools really wanted to help, they would teach children and teenagers how to handle rejection with grace and understanding — rather than give them the impression that a girl who would dare to say “no” isn’t kind.
When I was in school, there were no dress codes. Girls wore bare shoulders and shorts in summer and didn’t get sent home. Everyone was allowed to say no, and before school dances some teacher would talk about rejecting politely because we are not obligated to dance because we are asked, but manners are free — and worth mentioning that I do NOT live in a forward thinking sort of place. Why are schools going backwards?