Catherine Thorbeck, ABC News, March 28, 2019
“This boys will be boys culture isn’t a culture that needs to exist anymore.”
When a group of high school girls found out their male classmates were circulating a list that gave them a numerical rating based on their appearance, they said they initially felt betrayed and flooded with insecurity.
But then they decided to do something about it, and in a remarkable show of unity and action, these young women demonstrated to their school and community that this behavior is no longer acceptable.
While it’s likely not the first time teenage boys have rated their female classmates, these female high school students at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in Maryland came of age during the explosive #MeToo movement that has upended the notion that “boys will be boys” forever.