Most—if not all—students who are affected by the dress code policy is girls, and since these girls are told by the dress code to cover almost their whole bodies, they are, inevitably, left with nothing but shame and insecurity towards their figures. “The limitations of the dress code, especially for females, can make a young woman feel insecure, concerned, or even ashamed of their natural feminine figure” (Martens, 2014). Additionally, since students are pressured to follow unreasonable rules inside the school,
Teachers are wasting their time correcting students on their clothing to make sure they are wearing the correct clothing. An un-tucked shirt or empty belt loops should not be seen as drastic problems. Students go to school to gain an education not to be pointed out on what they are wearing. Constantly we as students are told to dress for success, with zero self expression despite the fact that one day when we go out into the real world, there will never be one person
All schools have a set of rules which they expect each student to obey blindly and with no objection. Yet many of these rules bring many controversial arguments along with them. One of the most commons one being the dress code. Every high school has a dress code to ensure the safety of their students, “ dress in appropriate attire which does not distract or offend others,” specifically the female population (Source F). Dress code is a controversial topic in every high school.
“Ava 13, was excited for the first day of school. She felt good in her new striped sweater and jean skirt. But then her teacher pulled her aside “that skirt is too short,” the teacher said. Ava’s skirt did not meet the dress code, or her school’s rules for what kids can and can’t where” (“Should Schools Tell You How to Dress?” 1)
Most of the time dress codes targets girls, boys do not get dress coded because they do not dress “sexy” to school like some girls do. “Having my stomach/thighs/shoulders show does not compromise my intelligence or actions.” (Anonymous page 1). People treat women differently when they don’t have more clothing on.
Girls in Maycomb are told that if they don't act like a southern belle that they will never be successful, will never marry, and will never be respected. Even young boys thought “that girls always imagined things, that’s why other people hated them” Boys would tell this to girls to make them think that being a girl makes them not as fun or less important, and that all girls acted a certain way and that if you wanted to be a girl you had to act that way. Even other women told young girls like scout to act like a lady Aunt Alexandra said “[Scout] could not possibly hope to be a lady if she wore breeches.” Scout then said she “could do nothing in a dress”.
No matter what a student wears to school it doesn’t block or contribute weather a student will learn or not, so if a student wants to wear a crop top to school they should be able to wear it if a girl decides to wear shorts to school she should be able to wear it. Sometime boys might feel it’s too hot to come to school in a t-shirt and decides to wear a tank top he should be able to wear it and not have to serve a consequence. No matter how much schools have dress codes students will try to outbreak those rules. At the end of the day students come to school to get an education, students use their brains to learn and not what they wear to school.
In addition, the Lisbon girls do not have a channel which allows them to fully share what they are feeling on account of Mrs. Lisbon’s act of overlooking the girls’ internal feelings involved. Furthermore, the continual evaluation of the girls’ physicality naturally drives them to a mental state of mind where they can no longer express what they are feeling even from the exterior point of view. Prior to the homecoming dance, “Mrs. Lisbon added an inch or two to the bustlines and two inches to the waists and hems, and the dresses
School Dress Code is Too Strict Students get in trouble for several dress code violations because school dress code is too strict. Mostly dealing with shorts, shirts, sometimes backpacks, and uniforms. These are some of the biggest issues in school that teachers and the school districts need to understand. To start with, shorts and short dresses are one of the greatest problems in school.