After I read this article, 16-Year-Old Reveals America 's Real Dress-Code Problem, I do agree and disagree in some points. First, I disagree with the high school principle’s phrase that is “Modest is hottest.” I think he has a problem with the word choices. Why did he use the word “hottest”? For me, I think he tried to prevent his students from the “gangs,” but he should have to change his word to another.
Samantha Kubota’s “School Punished Teen Girl for Working Out in Sports Bra in 100-degree Texas Heat, ACLU Say” (2023) tells the story of a young female athlete. A teenage girl who participates in cross country and track at her high school got in trouble for wearing a sports bra during practice in 100-degree heat while her male counterparts were practicing shirtless. Furthermore, since G.H. wore a sports bra, she was denied the award of being the top runner on the girls’ cross-country team; this award would have been crucial for college recruiting and applications. The girl, who identifies by her initials G.H., requested help from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The ACLU sent a letter to her high school stating the coaches, District officials, and employees violated the Fourteenth Amendment and Title IX of the Education Amendments by reinforcing a sex-stereotyped dress code and treating the girls’ and boys’ cross-country teams differently.
On Wednesday We Wear Pink In life, there will be people like the Plastics in Mean Girls that will tell you, “You can’t wear a tank top two days in a row, and you can only wear your hair in a ponytail once a week...if you break any of these rules, you can’t sit with us at lunch.” High school, as shown in the movie Mean Girls, is a world full of cliques that centers around one ultimate ruler, Regina George. Janis Ian, the ‘outcast’ of the film, noted the school’s ruler as being an evil dictator that if crossed, would administer consequences. Society in school is often portrayed as a struggle between two classes, the popular and the outcasts, with the populars ending up on top.
Dress codes punish women who feel empowered to dress in the manner they prefer,within a culture that sexualizes and objectifies them. Blaming women for the clothes they wear rather than blaming men for sexualizing women is the largest contributor to rape. In “Capitalized Bodies; Just Life: Bioethics and the Future of Sexual Difference. ”Mary Rawlinson, asserts the fact that dress code policies meant to protect female students are often complicit and imply that a female’s body is a terrible temptation that must be hidden from the lust and violence of men. Unfortunately, as Rawlinson wrote-women are treated like land owned by man and are categorized so often as property, that school districts no longer see the need for
Students and staff of Scape Goat Hill High speak out about the ongoing dress code violation epidemic that has been plaguing the learning environment of the school. According to on-site witnesses, the school’s hallways have become flooded by a constant flow of shamed students who have been evicted from their classrooms by staff members for violating the school’s strict dress code policy. The school’s records confirm that roughly 87% of the year’s convicted students were male.
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.
While the school administration argues that the dress code brings school unity, they are wrong because it takes away a sense of individuality from each student (Logos, concede). In today’s society, people use fashion and their daily outfits as a key way to express themselves. Students are constantly told throughout their school careers that they should demonstrates what makes them “different”, yet uniforms deny that sense of self-expression. According to Grace Chen of the Public School Review, uniforms may result in students turning to “other avenues of self-expression that may be viewed as even more inappropriate than clothing” (Ethos, professional credibility). This includes a nontraditional hairstyle, make up, or acting out towards authority at school or at home.
After I left the principal’s office with a detention I walked past another student wearing a shirt that depicted two stick figures: a male holding down a females head in his crotch and saying ‘good girl’s swallow’. The teacher walked right past him and didn’t say a thing”. That statement says a lot about the way that girls and boys are treated when it comes to what types of clothing they are allowed to wear. And what the students are dress coded on needs to be changed, if not now then
Any girl who has attended a public high school understands the daily dilemma of dress code. On those scorching hot days as the school year approaches summer, many girls can be found scavenging through their closet for a “school appropriate” outfit or one they won’t melt into a sweaty puddle in. Her dresses will show too much leg, her tops will inappropriately expose her shoulder or collar bone, and her shorts will be too short — at least that 's what the school says. Dress code in modern day high schools should be boycotted because they are a violation to student and parents rights, sexist, out of date, a double standard, and they disrupt a female students education. It 's fair to agree with a policy that claims stringent dress codes increase the emphasis on academics and reduce the pressure of socioeconomic status; however, these dress codes violate the students First Amendment right to freedom of expression and the parents’ Fourteenth Amendment right to raise their children in their own way.
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.
Have you ever gotten dress coded? Well, I have, even though what I was wearing wasn’t even bad. Schools have always had a problem with the dress code because students want to wear what they like! First, everyone expresses themselves in many ways. When teens express themselves through their clothes they shouldn 't get punished for it.
2017 has been a year supporting female empowerment, expression, and confidence with your body. So why should girls feel ashamed of their bodies in the environment where they should feel the safest? The dress code should be less restrictive because, it’s unfairly targeted at females, it makes women feel less confident, and it restricts most athletic clothing made for girls. Schools continually enforce rules that they’ve had since they were founded. Times change, and rules need to too.
Dress Code When it comes to the topic of dress code there are many controversial factors that come to mind such as While some argue that dress code is necessary in order to properly teach students to dress appropriately, others contend that dress code infringes on students individuality and creativity. This is not to say that there are some people whose feelings land in the gray area in between. In recent discussion of dress code, a common question has been whether dress code is fair or not fair among all students. On the one hand we have parents, young women, and other members of society who argue that some schools take dress code too far.
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.