First, schools should not have dress codes because they target girls and limit freedom of expression. Dress codes ¨...reinforce that girls are expected to act to a different standard than boys, and that boys are incapable of controlling themselves around girls,” said the Huffington Post. For example, in some schools girls have to wear a one-piece in the pool but guys can go shirtless. Dress codes also limit
School dress codes and uniforms are a bad idea About 54% of public schools in the United States requires dress codes. Schools in the United States need to follow dress codes in public schools because they are suppose to help kids with many things. Do you think maybe dress codes or uniforms are making people and kids worse as of how they act and behave? Many of the kids in the community have ask parents or the parents have decided to move their children to a different school because they need to wear or require a dress code/uniforms. People in school such as teachers have noticed that many kids are unhappy because of dress codes and uniforms.
School uniforms help because if everyone is wearing the same clothing and they all look the same, you won’t be concentrating on what your friend is wearing, but you will be actually listening to what the teacher has to say. In the book School Dress Codes: A Pro/Con Issue it says, “If you are looking at a guy with a purple mohawk and six earrings you probably aren't concentrating on your teachers as much as you should be.” Page 20. Those are some of the reasons why I think school uniforms help you concentrate more in school because as I said if someone is wearing something crazy in front of you it is going to be really hard to concentrate during class. Instead when everyone is wearing the same thing you will be ready to learn in class without any distractions from what other people are wearing. People also think that it makes school a lot safer.
Some deem others who do not wear the most fashionable clothes unpopular. In fact, according to the website Daily Mail, “children are so heavily influenced by brands that they bully or shun classmates who do not keep up with fashions and logos” (Clark). For example, in Heather Havrilesky’s essay “Bobos”, she discusses conflicts in school with fellow classmates treating her differently and ridiculing her because the shoes she normally bought were not the name brand shoes everyone else bought (Havrilesky 34). This is merely one example illustrating people being viewed differently and judged because of a misunderstanding of what normal is. In hopes to solve such problems, some schools even implemented school uniforms.
Peer influence is not as force full as peer pressure, but a good example would be “I want these shoes because I am the only kid at school who doesn’t have them.” In a scholastic article, it is written that some peer pressure is more accurately described as, “It is probably more accurate to refer to this as peer influence, or social influence to adopt a particular type of behavior, dress, or attitude in order to be accepted as part of a group of your equals”(Peer Pressure: It’s…). This is a form of corruption because it warps the ability for teens to decide things for themselves and think on their own. Teens are influenced in a lot of ways, such as “dress, behavior and attitude”. Such ideals can be seen when instances of a friend group disliking somebody leads to the teen in the group to also start to dislike the person,without spoken reason. Peers influence can be just as strong as peer pressure in the way it makes teens feel left out if they don’t join fads or group opinions.
There is also the burden and additional expense to parents with students wearing dress codes for school and the other clothes after school which could double family budgets. Students can express their style and identity through their clothes. Students would like the freedom to keep up with latest styles and fashion and having dress codes takes that away. Lee Rowland, “School dress codes are saying that the self-identity that you want to express through your clothes doesn 't belong here.”(Rowland 1). Having a dress code sends a negative message that a person self-identity doesn 't matter and all that matters is focusing on their education.
Imagine getting a call from your daughter during the school day, her saying, “Hey, mom/dad, I need you to come get me, they said my outfit is too distracting.” Leaving home or work to pick her up or bring her new clothes because others can not focus. What was your daughter wearing, leggings, she was wearing leggings. Dress codes are too controlling, it is sexist toward women and unfair on students. Public school dress codes are made to restrict certain clothing that students are allowed to wear, this can be good and bad, but people take it way overboard. Many schools have school uniforms for reasons such as showing school spirit, safety, and to reduce bullying.
“All students should be able to dress comfortably for school and engage in the educational environment without fear of or actual unnecessary discipline or body shaming,” the code states in its “values” section,” (McCombs). There are a total of 269,995 schools in the United States and just a hand full of them have realized the insufficiency of their dress codes. Admittedly, girls’ have the potential to be scandalous; however, school dress codes shouldn’t be so sexist towards them because it allows contemptuous behavior, affects women scholars’ education, and it is extremely outdated. While it’s true that school dress codes were made to ensure the decency of each individual’s body image, it has been often used by students to target each
Example is on a warm day students would have to wear pants and a long sleeve shirt, which would affect their academics and make them uncomfortable. Or if it is a cold day, and they are cold they would not be able to put on a jacket, because they would be breaking dress code. o There are times where, uniforms make someone feel uncomfortable and insecure. They also can lead to more bullying because of the way it fits the students body • According to, Child and Teen development specialist Robyn Silverman told NBC News Today that girls tend to compare themselves to others on how they look in uniforms A 1999 study conducted by experts of Texas Southern University showed that bullying incidents increased by as much as 12% • Fights in middle schools nearly doubled within one year of introducing mandatory uniforms. o They reflect how the student is at home and how the parents raise them.
Most of the rights for Pakistani Women aren’t quite rights but restrictions. First, women must follow the code of purdah by covering their head and face. As Fazlullah rose to power, he made the rights for women quite a bit more strict, banning women from the public. At one point, Malala and her Mother were stopped in their cars by a Talib who told them they were bringing shape because they were not wearing burqas. Because women had limited rights, going to school as a female was frowned upon by most.