A high school student put an administrator on blast by criticizing the school's "sexist" dress code during an assembly.
The video showed the young woman, 16-year-old Anastasia, or TikToker @anastasiaskits, criticizing the unfairness of female students being dress-coded, and it quickly went viral.
The clip's caption reads:
"Our bodies aren’t distracting, you’re just disgusting."
The outspoken teen is seen challenging a school staff member, asking:
“Why is this school so persistent in telling girls to cover up when really guys should just keep it in their pants?”
“This school is so headstrong on telling girls to cover their shoulders or stomach when those things are all pretty natural.”
You can see the clip here.
“I’ve heard more girls with the bigger cup sizes get dress coded," she continued, giving an example of two female students of different sizes showing up wearing the same top.
She concluded her statement with:
“I’ve heard more girls with the bigger cup sizes get dress coded."
"It’s completely sexist and biased and not OK."
TikTokers who praised Anastasia for her fortitude in speaking up weighed in with their thoughts on the controversy.
In a follow-up clip, an unseen staff member could be heard telling Anastasia that they were only enforcing a policy established in the school's handbook and that:
"A majority of the people get it, but there are some who want to challenge the system."
He continued by explaining that "a lot of staff members are people" and that some of them have felt "uncomfortable" with what some students have worn.
When a student asked why staff members felt uncomfortable with what some of the female students have worn in the past, another administrator was heard interjecting with instructions to "re-focus" the discussion.
In response to some male commenters who misinterpreted her statement, Anastasia clarified:
"I said it in my live, that I apologize if I offended any men that was not my intention but what I really was trying to say was that if you are a young man in high school and you get aroused by what a girl is wearing I get it, that’s natural but learn to control it and control your actions."