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. Yes, they can help, but they can also have a very different effect on students. It restricts them being able to express themselves. Another …show more content…
They also do not allow students to show any support for each other because they need a distraction free classroom. A 9 year old girl was not allowed to come to school because she shaved her head for a friend battling cancer. Kids are also getting sent home for wearing items related to their religion, in France, a 15 year old girl was sent home twice because she was wearing a skirt that was displaying her religion. In certain places, kids are not allowed to wear anything that promotes their religion (no crosses, no skullhats, no head scarves etc) Schools also go as far as embarrassing students for violating dress codes. Making them wear a “shame suit”, which usually is a mismatched outfit with words like “dress code violator”. The student wearing it would have to wear it all day, the goal of this is too embarrass the student so much that the students would not break the rules again. This can cause bullying, and a complaint from parents that make the school look
Now that doesn’t mean if the dress is shorter than your knee, it should result in consequences, because longer fashionable clothes are hard to find . Similarly, if the student’s arms are longer than the shorts, I don’t see an issue with that as long as there is not anything sticking or hanging out of them. During colder weather there are not a lot of problems with the dress code, but when it gets unbearably hot, girls want to pull out their shorts and tank tops. The main reason for the girls dress code rule is because guys are not able to control themselves, but they will have to learn to in the real world. Placing these rules so the guys can’t do anything is not preventing anything, it is just covering up the real problem at school.
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.
School Dress codes do not allow students to completely express their individuality. Schools want students to be able to think for themselves and create a sense of who they are, but it is not easy when they are forced to abide by rules that take away from from that. It should be a place of expressing ourselves freely in a learning environment without having to worry about what we wear as an interfering issue. The fact that the school system cares more about the student dress code than their education is an issue in itself. Schools should promote dress code individuality because of religious aspects, mental health, and human experience.
School dress code policies are used as a way to try and regulate a girl's body, while also taking away their opportunity to express themselves. According to the article written by Stevens Point Journal, “In Wisconsin and across the country, parents and female students are pushing back against codes that they believe unfairly punish young women for expressing their style and identity.” (Stevens Point Journal) This explains how school dress code policies push away girls who are still growing from expressing themselves. One of the main motives for dress code policies is to try and regulate a girl's young body, and restrict them from being themselves.
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 example, sweatpants are not against dress code but they don’t show professionalism. They are also just students and should be able to live the child life as long as they can. These reasons are why dress codes should be banned. There should be no school dress code because it limits the freedom of expression, targets girls, and they are hard to enforce. Girls should not have to follow extra rules because boys can't control themselves around girls.
School dress codes are unfair because they target women, people of color, the LGBTQ+ community, and almost never guys. Dress codes target the clothing and accessories that women can wear to school. An example is a quote from ¨The Sexism of School Dress Codes¨ saying ¨At Woodford County High the dress code bans shirts and shorts that fall higher than the knee and shirts that extend below the collarbone¨(Zhou).
Dress codes are a necessary aspect of school, and they help teenagers to focus more in school. Rules for how to dress prevent boys and girls from being distracted by fancy clothing. Often times, girls tend to focus on what other girls are wearing and how other girls may look super attractive or trashy. In addition, boys look at girls who are dressed in very releasing clothing. Whether the person is a boy or girl, both become distracted by revealing or poor clothing.
Dress codes are constantly under fire in one way or another. The debate of whether they should be in place or they should not within the walls of a high school is ongoing. Whether it is a girls shoulders on display, rips above her fingertips, or dresses too high above their knee, issues with the dress code typically cause issues for the females in attendance. High school dress codes should be terminated because they destroy individualism, sexualize girls, and perpetuate negative stereotypes of young men.
Girls have found that there are more rules in place for them than boys. Also, the punishments for dress codes have a small chance of convincing a student to change their attire. These points all effect a key part of school, which is the education of the students. School dress codes should not be strictly enforced upon students. School dress codes restrict the freedom of speech of students.
They think that if schools have a stricter dress code then there will be less distraction. But if schools have a stricter dress code then more people would break it. Schools should take a vote to see what the students think should be the dress code, after they do the school can go over it and make changes to the dress code based on the results. Also, schools should have gender neutral dress codes for boys and girls.
Students wake up every morning staring at their closet wondering what they are going to wear to school making sure that it fits the dress code standards. school dress codes don 't allow you to dress with the trends without getting dress coded. School dress codes is body shaming Girls by what they want to wear to school. Girls have trouble with dress codes because they can 't show their brushed up or any skin on their body that 's distracting. school should have a dress code because students can express their identity through their clothes, show their creative imagination, and dress codes are unfair to girls.
Many students that know uniforms will be beneficially, but don’t agree with school uniforms will continue to disagree with implementing them. It can be easily agreed that school uniforms may take away their self-expression in school, but what matters more in school is the way of learning. It can also be agreed that many students do not accept the self-expression of their classmates and make fun of them. Students, parents, and school administration should be able to recognize the benefits that school uniforms come with.
“Uniforms sends a message and remind students that they are in school. One element of the message that when students are going to school that is their place of work” a quote taken from Joe Palumbo, the Co-Principal of Newacomb Academy. School uniforms create an identity for a school because without them there would be more difficulty in students to maintain school rules, and school uniforms teach students to dress properly and take pride in their appearance. One purpose of a school uniform is for identification and people will be able to distinguish which school students go to based on type of clothing they wear. I strongly believe that school uniforms should not be banned from schools because they are cost-efficient, promote equality among
Many high schools have implemented dress codes that set rules for what students can and cannot wear while on school premises, and yet many people disagree with these policies. Though arguments can be made for either side, a dress code can have a very positive outcome for all parties involved. A fixed dress code promotes professionalism in a learning environment, and contrary to popular belief, it does not limit a student’s freedom of expression. Last but not least it encourages equality and acceptance among their peers. A dress code can be reasonable if used in proper situations that require certain attires.