Ariel Winter isn’t a stranger to body-shaming.
The star famously took the decision to undergo a breast reduction, and has spoken out a number of times about comments she’s received on her body.
And now, she’s shed some light on a very interesting topic: school uniform rules.
She has become a bit of a spokesperson against trolling and internet bullying, proving herself to be a great role model for young girls who might be struggling with issues of body image.
One of her latest Instagram pictures has sparked a debate surrounding the double standards of dress codes for women compared to men, particularly in schools.
The note reads: ‘When you interrupt a girl’s school day to force her to change clothes, or send her home because her shorts are too short or her bra straps are visible, you are telling her that making sure boys have a “distraction free” learning environment is more important than her education.
‘Instead of shaming girls for their bodies, teach boys that girls are not sexual objects.’
Naturally, this sparked a debate. Some comments included: ‘I dress for my self, not for others. When I dress like I want I feel confident’ and ‘I agree and I’m a guy’.
Others called Ariel out, branding her a ‘hypocrite’, with one writing, ‘Im confused. You post something like this saying you are taking a stand against women being objectifyed, yet over half of the rest of your posts are of pictures with your cleavage hanging out of your tops because you’re trying to look “sexy”…’ [sic].
Another waded in, ‘Anyone who reads this and only sees “girls want to dress slutty” is surely missing the bigger pictures…’
Food for thought.