School dress codes are sexist, and two teenagers from Illinois, Drew Jarding and Kenzie Crimmins, have the proof. The two teens came to school wearing very similar outfits and filmed their day, later posting the video on TikTok. Both Drew and Kenzie wore crop tops all day long, but only Kenzie got in trouble for how she dressed. This, according to the duo, is perfect proof that students are discriminated against based on their gender.

Their video went viral, getting over 1.8 million likes and over 6.3 million views on TikTok. The video also got 10.8k comments, starting up an important discussion. Check out the full video below and let us know what you think of the entire situation. Do you think that school dress codes are sexist, dear Pandas? Do you have any suggestions on what could be done to change things for the better? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

 “I believe the reason for the dress codes is not for the reason of bringing girls down but a way to control them. If teachers and administrators can tell them what to wear, then they have free reign to tell them whatever else they want,” he shared.


Drew and Kenzie dressed up in crop tops to prove that their school dress code is sexist

Everything was fine for the majority of the day

The duo even danced in their crop tops in front of their teachers

However, Kenzie was written up during 7th period because she was showing off her stomach. Meanwhile, Drew didn’t get into trouble at all

Image credits: drooscroo

Drew told Bored Panda that he was surprised by just how popular his video became online. “I knew the video had potential and I knew I had to post it to show the biases of dress codes, but I did not expect that much exposure,” he said.

Unfortunately, despite the wide circulation of the video, it hasn’t had the desired impact at school. “Sadly, nothing has changed at my school, nor other schools. Albeit it’s great that we’re bringing attention to this prevalent issue,” Drew said.

In Drew’s opinion, if we want the situation with sexist school dress codes to change, we have to be proactive, instead of leaving the issue for others to solve.

“Bring awareness and act! Don’t just sit on the sidelines, actually go to school, and when teachers and staff write up you or someone you know, protest!”

Drew has been filming himself blatantly breaking the school’s dress code for some time now

He still hasn’t been called out. Drew believes that the opposite would have happened if he were a female student

Image credits: drooscroo

Image credits: drooscroo

Drew wore a crop top and shorts while his friend, Kenzie, wore a crop top and leggings to school. Drew’s idea was to dress similarly, but also to make Kenzie’s outfit slightly more discreet in order to call out the school’s hypocrisy. “Just so you could show how biased they really are,” he told BuzzFeed.

Throughout the day, the two friends didn’t have any trouble with the staff. In fact, they even danced in front of a bunch of teachers in their crop tops at one point without any problems whatsoever. There weren’t any issues until 7th period when Kenzie was written up for “showing her stomach.” Drew, meanwhile, didn’t get into any trouble at all, despite his outfit clearly not covering his stomach either.

You can check out Drew’s super-viral TikTok video right over here. It got a whopping 6.3 million views!

@drooscroothey really wrote up @kenziecrimmins and didn’t say anything to me #dresscode #sexist♬ original sound – Sickickmusic

The school staff told Kenzie that her shirt was too revealing and offered for her to go change in the resource room. “Honestly, it just makes me want to wear clothes like that more because the standards are so not the same,” she told BuzzFeed.

The school that Drew and Kenzie go to prohibits crop tops, ripped jeans, spaghetti straps, as well as straps that show ‘too much’ shoulder. What’s more, students are also prohibited from wearing dresses, pants, and shorts that are above the knee. Drew has been filming himself blatantly wearing clothes that would get him in trouble if he were a female student, but so far, he hasn’t been called out.

“There were a bunch of comments saying that I should do it with a girl and see if she would get dress-coded. I had known that dress codes had been unfair for a while, I just didn’t know to this extent. I was wearing multiple outfits that were going against the code or whatever and they hadn’t said a single thing to me all that week.”

Here’s how internet users have been reacting to the teens’ experiment with clothes

Others went into detail about what school dress codes reveal about society and about their own experiences being dress-coded

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