misogyny at it’s finest!
so I’ve been going to a summer camp for the past few days since I’m going into high school and I want to be ready for it
this older dude counselor of mine at camp(who’s known for being a creep; he makes all the girls sit in the front two rows in his activity so he can ‘see them better’) would /not/ stop telling me that my tank top was inappropriate and even though my back was 100% covered, not even a hint of a bra strap showing so I was like no im not changing u weirdo there’s no reason for you to dress code me at all and then he like grabbed my arm and pulled me close to him like some pissed off dad or something and he mumbled in my ear like “im gonna send you to the director if you don’t start cooperating” and i kind of pushed him away and i literally told him “you need to back up” and I felt really threatened because my father used to grab me that way
and of course he was embarrassed that i called him out so he went to the phone and called the assistant director(who was just as shitty as he was) and she sent security to come escort me out and he told the guards some bullshit about me trying to attack him and he tried to get some of the other people in the class with me to agree with him but people either didn’t say anything or just shook their head and this one boy i talked to during morning activity said “are you on something because you’re seeing stuff”
so then i was escorted to the director’s office by these two huge security guards who were reprimanding me the whole way like “honey just change your clothes!!” and “just listen to him next time” and “why’d you hit him?? he made a reasonable request” and i was so mad i just stayed quiet because i knew if i said anything it’d make everything worse and once we were there the director came out of his office told the guards to leave so the two of us were alone in his office which was really really weird because i was already feeling kind of exposed and naked?? idk i cant explain what i was feeling in that moment but he went into a drawer and pulled out this book and he started reading off the punishments for everything i did like “defying authority” and “dressing provactively” and in the middle of him talking i tok out my cellphone and called my mother and asked her to come get me and he said “get off your phone, get off your phone” and she told me to give the phone to him and i did and they talked for like three minutes and it was just him going “yes, but-” and “ma’am please stop shouting” which made me laugh a bit because hey now we know were i got my temper from i guess
but yeah she came and got me 20 minutes later and we went home and we’re gonna get a refund check in the mail because i was gonna go there during the day this weekend for like $100 a day and yeah i think a Saturday morning packed with subtle misogyny and fuckin lies isn’t worth any $200 dollars
but yeah here’s the tanktop I was wearing
today, i got suspended for wearing the outfit above.
i was eating lunch and my vice principal came up to me and told me that my shirt was too low and my cleavage was showing. i told her that i was covered up and there is no need for me to change, and that you would have to be looking awfully hard to see any cleavage, and she told me i was being disrespectful and i said that i wasn’t and that i was just stating that my shirt was fine. she stormed off and left me alone for the rest of the lunch hour.
the first class after lunch, the principal and the vice both come into my classroom and pull me aside to tell me that i need to change my shirt. i told them no, i don’t, and that my shirt is fine the way it was. they told me i was breaking the dress code, and that i needed to change or call my parents to pick me up. i refused again and told them that my shirt was fine, and that it did not break the dress code as my shoulders and cleavage were both covered by the lace top i was wearing.
they brought me into the office where i called my mom, who was at a meeting and was unable to pick me up, and they toid me again to change and i told them for the last time that no, i am not changing out of a shirt that is perfectly appropriate for school.
they brought me into the in school suspension room and had me sit there for the last two periods of the day, where i did school work. at the end of the day i was called into the office where they told me i was suspended for three days, out of school. i took the papers home and brought them to my mom , who told me what the teachers had said about me.
they had told my mom that i was distracting boys in my class, that they were giggling, and making a very big deal out of my cleavage. my school has the same students for every class, and this was 4 periods with people who had already been seeing and talking to me all day, which would make no sense for them to start making a big deal at the end of the day. plus, i would have noticed people laughing and staring at me, if it were true.
so yeah, this is why i need feminism. this is bullshit.
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