Teens and parents across the nation are beginning to challenge the ridiculous double-standard of the school dress code in tons of awesome ways.
For those unfamiliar with the controversy, many maintain that dress codes — which tend to apply to female students only — promote body shaming and rape culture and communicate a dangerous message that female bodies are sexual objects.
This argument rang true earlier this week when 18-year-old Alexi Halket was sent to the principal's office at Toronto's Etobicoke School of the Arts for wearing a crop top that showed her midriff.
In response to the sexist dress code, Halket organized a school-wide event for the next day, a day that also happened to be her birthday. She asked her fellow students to wear crop tops to stand up in solidarity for their rights and their bodies.