Young girls being sent home for breaking the dress code rules is nothing new, but it 's big news these days apparently. Last night my brother and I were in a heated discussion (heated because we both have very strong opinions and loud voices and we 're stubborn. lol) over this topic. I 'm not that much of a prude, and I certainly have not been known as a rule keeper in my past, but I get the dress code thing. In my working life, if I was on machinery, the rule was to not wear anything that could get caught in the machine, tie up my hair, and no dangling jewellery.
Dianna Reyes Norm Violation Assignment Norms are considered the expectations of “right” behavior. During this assignment, I violated the norm of dress code. On February 19th the weather was absolutely beautiful! Around 74°F to be exact, I decided to take this opportunity to dress as if it was -40°F. I was covered from head to toe with extra layers and accessories: mittens, hat, and ear muffs.
The transcendentalist idea that truth comes from studying nature, along with the belief that clothing is one of the four basic necessities are depicted in this passage. Thoreau believed that no truth came from the clothes a person wore, and that people should spend less money on clothing and material items. Therefore, they will not have to work as much to make money for expensive products, and they can have leisure time to study nature. For that reason, Thoreau will not think any less of a man with patches on his clothes because this means he is not materialistic, and does not care about having new clothes.
There is a common phrase that claims “silence is awkward,” so during conversations, if there is even a moment of silence, someone in the conversation will desperately try to fill it with any type anecdote, fact, question, etc. Due to the all-encompassing popularity of smartphones, people find it completely normal to be visiting with a person or a group of people in person whilst simultaneously sending pictures to someone on Snapchat or tweeting about your day on Twitter. Men are not allowed to display certain emotions; for example, boys learn at a young age that crying in public is considered “unmanly.”
School Dress Code is Sexist School dress code has gotten out of hand, limiting young girls and boys on what they can wear to school. Telling young women that they are distractions in class because of what they wear. Girls get sent home because of their outfits it makes it seem like the administration is not worried about whether or not they get an education. Many types of clothing d or that have such as leggings, low cut shirts, and shorts have been banned or have restrictions. It is hard to find clothes that meet all these requirements.
For this exercise, I chose to break the norm of walking on the right side of the hallway and using the right door while entering and exiting a building. This norm has been formed to keep order in crowded hallways and avoid running into other people while walking from place-to-place. This norm upholds the values of creating order in crowded spaces, as well as obeying people’s personal space and boundaries. This norm is common in American society because it assures that people walk in an organized fashion and can get where they are going without running into others. When this norm was broken, the flow of traffic in the hallways and stairwells was interrupted and it was more difficult for people to get where they were going in an efficient manner.
Before embarking on this study, I thought we were not entirely constrained by social norms, and if confident enough, we could be capable of breaking any norm. However, after studying the physical strain that breaking a social norm had caused others and realizing I experienced the same physical strain, I recognized that our society is constructed of social norms that are detrimental to break. I think this experience has taught me to be sensitive to the insecurities of others, and not to assume I know the reason behind someone 's action. A fashion trend of wearing small neck scarfs has emerged among a hipster group, and it hasn 't become a mainstream fashion yet.
The New Romantics was a subculture born out of dissatisfaction with the way ‘punk had become a parody of itself’ (Cole, 2000) that, once adopted by the mainstream, began to alienate ‘many of those who were at first attracted to it’s embracing of difference and individuality’ (Cole, 2000). Where punk had originally been about a very ‘DIY’ ethic and energy, it evolved into something uniform and hyper-masculinised. In doing so, the punk scene became much less of a welcoming space for LGBTQ+ youth, such as George O’Dowd (better known today as cultural icon, Boy George) and the Bromley Contingent (which included Siouxsie Sioux and Billy Idol) who ‘spent more time hanging out at gay clubs’ (Rimmer, 2003). Consequently, those who didn’t fit
Agbolabori 1 As consumers, people place items into their shopping carts to help satisfy their needs. Each choice of purchase is based on the products utility value and also the personal symbolic meaning towards that item. There is also an unstated notion of one’s self within a consumer shopping cart and fashion. These unstated notions help define and construct a person’s identity within society by showing their interests, gender, and social class.
Social norms are rules that have been ingrained in society and people for hundreds of years. These societal rules can be anything from not talking to strangers on the subway to wearing weather appropriate clothes in public. Yet, when these societal norms are broken, the observers, as well as the person who destroyed the norm, are affected. Societal norms play in large role in how a person conducts him or herself when interacting with others. When deciding what social interaction, I would break, I wanted to do something that would be easy for me to fully commit to without facing too much embarrassment.