At first I got really happy when I saw the flyer, but seeing my aunt’s comment (and the rest of my relatives’ input) I’m just really angry and embarrassed how blindly and openly sexist they are. And she agreed that being distraction-free was a priority than a girl’s education.
I love my republican family.
This argument is so played out and poorly rendered; it amazes me that anyone still uses it. But this is the internet, and idiots will thrive in their idiocy, finding other like-minded idiots to back them up and validate their half-cocked ‘social justice’ claims.
Let me lay this out for you in very simple terms: dress codes are not sexist. The people who enforce them may very well be, but the institution and practice of having students adhere to a set of written rules regarding what is appropriate to wear in a scholastic setting is in no way sexist or discriminatory towards girls. It is an attempt to prepare students for life in the real world where (like it or not) people will judge you based on how you dress in certain situations. If you have a problem with that, good luck altering the innate psychology of a sexually and physically dimorphic species.
If school dress codes are sexist/misogynistic/discriminatory when they say a girls skirt must be a certain length or she will be sent home, are workplace dress codes to be regarded as the same in instances where they demand that men wear button down Oxford shirts or a suit and tie at the risk of being fired for non-compliance? Absolutely not because professional dress is expected in a professional setting in the same way that scholastic dress (as defined by the individual institution) is expected in a scholastic setting.
Stop whining and join the real world, please.
No, hun, you’re missing the point entirely.
While I agree that it is reasonable for girls to be expected to dress in a way that is appropriate for school, the reality of it is that these dress codes are far too strict on girls, while not strict enough on boys.
While girls aren’t even allowed to wear jeans or yoga pants, it’s perfectly okay for a boy to wear pants that are so tight you can see his dick. While one girl was sent home for wearing a shirt with a Mean Girls quote because it “promoted bullying,” it was okay for a boy to wear a shirt that said “cool story babe, now go back to the kitchen and make me a sandwich.”
School dress codes aren’t sexist because they don’t let girls wear skimpy clothing. They’re sexist because while they have no problem telling girls what to wear, very rarely is a boy sent home for wearing something that could cause discomfort to someone else.
Firstly, I am not “hun.” Secondly, “hun” is not a word.
And I think you’re generalizing a whole lot there from your own experience instead of looking at this objectively. I attended a high school with a semi-stringent dress code whereby both boys and girls could be marked up and sent home for showing cleavage, wearing shorts during winter, wearing any style of jeans, wearing t-shirts, or even wearing dirty khakis. One friend of mine was sent home frequently for wearing a shirt that showed his collarbones (which was the school policy definition for cleavage). Oddly enough, though no students could wear shorts during the winter, girls were allowed to wear skirts of a certain length all year long.
What I am trying to illustrate is that your point about dress codes being stricter for girls than boys is entirely moot, as every institution will have its own definitions for what is allowed and the severity of punishment for perpetration. Even when I was in high school, I was in favor of simply having a school uniform. All the time wasted on punishing students for breaking dress code and deciding what is or isn’t allowed and why or why not seemed like a lot of faffing about to me. A uniform ensures that all students will be treated equally by the policy though not necessarily by the administration.
In exactly the same way that the United States is a nation made up of laws, a school is an institution comprised of regulations.