Even the girls who wouldn’t dream of going to class without their pearls and pullovers.”(Carrie Jean Bodner 168). This sentence makes the reader realize that even the ivy-league females use Halloween to escape their strict and hectic lives, to become an image opposite of their daily portrayal. This brings to light the understanding that women want to wear these outfits to get out of their daily mundane routine just for one night. Because of this statement, the tone of the essay is for people to go against women wearing these risqué costumes, and not to empathize them for their want to escape the norm. Although, in some ways the reader does feel empathy for the women who use Halloween as a get away from societal norms and beliefs, due to the unique style of the paper which gives examples from people who you would not expect, such as the library clerk, and the ivy-league
Some people who are not in favor of dress codes say dress codes should not be put in place in publicly funded schools because they limit a student’s freedom of expression. They are correct, dress codes do restrict a student’s freedom of expression. However, expression is not as important as a student’s ability to learn how to be well off in the adult world. The benefits of dress codes outweigh this one con. The first main reason to impose dress codes in school is that they decrease gang violence.
Lisbon, further leading to their suicide. The assessment of the girls’ physical presence, created by Mrs. Lisbon relies on that she makes the girls dress and physically appear a particular way, to her liking. Through Mrs. Lisbon prohibition of wearing any sort of makeup, forcing the girls to dress a certain way and even requiring them to wear long shapeless sacks to Homecoming, further represses the girls’ outlet to express themselves. In the mornings before school or church, “she [Mrs. Lisbon] checked each daughter for signs of makeup before allowing her to get in the car, and it was not unusual for her to send Lux back inside to put on a less revealing top” (6). The way one dresses or the way they do their makeup is a potential outlet of expressing emotions, which is stripped from the girls.
She took off some of the lipstick and ran water over her wrists to dilute the fragrance.” Soto is referring to her wanting to feel all mature and grow up sooner than she wants to. When she dresses up and puts makeup and perfume on, he shows how she wants to act like a true teenager and dress up and go to the mall, and when she dulls the fragrance and rubs some makeup off, he shows that sometimes growing up is not what society thought it would be. She wants to act her age but is also self-conscious to not grow up to soon. Soto also says,“She locked herself in her bedroom and tried to read Seventeen.” Maria acts her age and reads what teenage girls read but on the inside, she doesn’t want to grow up. She wants to act like a teenager but doesn’t want to grow up.
As shown in this paper, school dress codes affect girls negatively by restricting expression, diminishing confidence, and establishing platform for sexism in later years. In regards to restricting self expression, school dress codes take away girls’ differences, prevent personal opinions from being shared, and deny them their constitutional right of freedom of speech. In closing, on the point of diminishing confidence, school dress codes diminish girls’ confidence by putting them through embarrassment, body shaming them, and teaching them that their appearance is more important than their education. Lastly, in regards to establishing a platform for sexism in later years, school dress codes impact girls by teaching boys that women are objects, valuing the education of the male students over the girls, and targeting the girls more with these dress code
We should focus on family as a social structure and teach parents that these outside influences, like the media, celebrities and overly sexual dolls, are affecting young girls and causing them to think that being sexual at such a young age is appropriate. Everyone wants to fit into society and setting impossible standards like Barbie and Bratz Dolls are causing young women to grow up way too fast and have to be adults much earlier than they should. We shouldn’t look at a barely clothed women and think that having that image is appropriate to mold and shape the young
They would be wearing very short shorts, crop tops, etc. You might also have bullying from people because of the way someone wants to dress. With a dress code people have less of a chance of being bullied because you don't have the chance of being called out for wearing really short shorts or a shirt that shows too much. I'm not saying schools should have a really strict dress code where students
The original Barbie Doll that was released in 1959 showed a lot of negative things toward the female body. Barbie has set a bad influence to little girls and boys by making anorexia a fashion trend. The doll’s tight fitting clothes and flawless face teaches kids that you have to look a certain way to be good looking. She has stereotypical occupations that fits the criteria of her image. When barbie works at the different occupations her uniform to match the job is feminized.
Dress codes are put into place to promote the safety of the students. An article published by Fresno.edu compiled a list of benefits to a dress code. Some of the benefits included are helping the student dress appropriate to protect the student wearing the clothing and the fellow students. Dress codes give students a feeling of safety and comfort when they see their students wearing similar, if not the same, attire as their fellow classmates and would not feel like a target of bullying if they cannot afford the same brands as their peers if there was a more lenient or no dress code at all. One of my fellow classmate, Rodney Louima, brought light to this topic by telling me, " Dress code is good because it doesn't make a person feel bad that they don't have all the "hot brands" because we all basically look the same no matter what the brand.
Sometimes, young adults go to interviews poorly dressed or untidy, and do not receive the job. However, rules for how to dress would teach adolescents early on for how to correctly dress. Without the knowledge of how to correctly dress, girls with go into interviews with messy dresses and boys will go in with untidy hair. However, a dress code will allow teachers to explain the importance of dressing well. Uncomfortable clothing is extremely helpful in keeping learners attentive.