“As a woman, your work is inherently more reliant upon your physical body.”

This was the thought that struck me as we had our conversation in class.  I wondered whether I had experienced this personally or if I was just operating under the assumption that this is the case.  Then I thought about one of my jobs.  When I teach dance, I am required to wear tight clothing.  This seems perfectly justifiable at first because it is an alignment-based art, that is until you see a male teacher walk in.  While women should be wearing tight shirts and leggings, a man walks in wearing loose-fitting sweatpants with a T-shirt, and no one thinks twice about it.  Does his alignment not matter or are we seeing another example of inequality within the work place?  As a woman, my job depends on my students seeing every curve of my body.  Why does the male instructor get a free pass?