About a month ago, I discussed how insulting it was for athletics commissions to force female athletes into more revealing outfits than they felt comfortable wearing.
Yet while that seems to be a problem in their fields, women in more mundane settings are likely to see that same level of arbitrary control and inconsistency when compared to men's standards driven towards the opposite direction.
That's a big part of why so many students are now protesting their school's dress codes as they put a similar disproportionate focus on women's bodies. The main difference is that the goal behind these codes is to turn any skin they may feel comfortable showing into a taboo that "distracts" their classmates.
And unfortunately, it's not as if the young women subject to such codes will necessarily see the end of them once they graduate and grow up. But that's not something we have to just put up with.