A social media user revealed how Google image results show school boys and school girls. When one googles ‘schoolboys’ then the results show an innocent-looking boy in school uniform.
However, when ‘school girl’ is googled then the results show a hypersexualised girl in uniform.
This reflects the male gaze and sexualisation of minor girls, reflecting the pedophilic nature and its perpetuation.
Added to that, reports suggested that ‘sexy schoolgirl’ costume is a best seller in Halloween costume stores and e-commerce websites like Ali Express and Amazon.
Several social media users slammed this form of malevolent sexism while others supported the idea by shifting the blame on girls.