But seriously, the dress code thing is more strict for females, these days you aren't allowed to show your collar bone in some schools. For you people, who like me, have been out of school for awhile, yes that is a thing now. That's pretty much all that has changed from what I can tell, at least from the dress code I had to abide to in school, other restrictions are along the lines of:
- skirt/shorts having to meet the ends of your finger tips
- no sleeveless shirts
Okay, that's pretty much all that they seem to be concerned about so we'll leave it at that.
So sexist right???
Why would our school systems be so against our youth of today wearing what they want...
And clearly it's geared toward girls, because girls are the ones who generally wear clothing outside these dress codes.
What I really think, to be honest, is, why the fuck does it even matter????? Answer me that.
On both sides. Okay girls, give up the hem line and sleeveless shirt fight, no one wants to see your butt cheeks, and if they do and you really want them to keep that shit behind closed doors. I'm sure most girls wouldn't want the boy sitting next to them in English class in short shorts, that cling a little too tight is areas and show that pasty white and hairy upper thigh area. So why do you feel the need to show yours. It's not a double standard, you're just looking at it from one view point, you do realize there are more views than just your own right? Or have they not taught that to you yet? Maybe you missed that lesson while you were daydreaming about that dress you would have worn that day if only it had sleeves.
I didn't forget about the school board. Does my collar bone turn you on? I bet you're just imagining it right now and it's killing you isn't it? Seriously, what the fuck. I really don't have anything else to say about that, it's just one of the most ridiculous things I've heard. .....okay, that's not true, have you turned on the news lately, there are a handful of stupidly ridiculous things on there all the time that just blow my mind that we're even giving the time of day. Anyway, I feel that that is just the board exercising it's ability to set things like that in place.
News flash, maybe if the student body was more involved in the dynamics of their schools they would have more say. Maybe, just maybe, since they seem to care sooooo much about it after the fact, students could...... I don't know..... attend board meetings. (GASP) Yes, if you want to have a say in school policies you should probably be more active in school policies. These rules and regulations don't just come out of thin air. These people, they meet every so often and try to think of ways to better the system, oil the machine if you would...(I didn't say they were good at it, I just said they try). Yes, real live people in your community sit and discuss these things, sometimes they talk about them for months and months before they decide how to implement them. That's months that you could have been there, you could have given them feed back from the student body, you could have gotten your fellow students involved to help support your case in a tasteful, respectable manor. Something I highly suggest, and because clearly not everyone who doesn't agree with something that is being proposed can attend board meetings every time they are held, write a petition and get signatures!!! You'd be surprised at what you can accomplish when you're proactive instead of reactive.
But I really don't get why that is what students have decided to get their panties in a bunch about. With all the flaws in our educational system today, you're worried about what you're going to wear?
Wear fucking sweatpants and a tee. It fits regs, it probably literally fits better than most everything else in your closest, and it serves the same purpose. Don't get me wrong, I was there, I picked out outfits and spent hours getting ready. But you know what, it doesn't mater what you wear or what you look like, the education is the same. Your will learn the same thing in your hoodie as you would in that killer roper you just bought last week at the mall, if only the hem was 1 3/4 inch longer, and that is what it is about. Your education is why you are at school, so worry about it. Get your pants in a bunch over why Jan got put in a math class she clearly wasn't ready for or why Al has to sit through your English class even though he's intelligence level blows you out of the water. Be more concerned about those who need more help and those whose intellect isn't allowed to flourish because they need more. You all need more, you need more one on one time for the classes you struggle in, you need more options for the classes that don't challenge you, but you're worried about clothes?
Stop. whatever you are doing, stop. Realize they this is shaping your future, your education is important, stop putting it on the back burner. Start questioning why the state budget for schooling is inadequate, why we as a society don't value teachers, yet send our children to be with them more hours of the day than probably anywhere else, to shape them, to help mold them into the young adults they will soon become. Start asking real questions, start fighting for things that really matter, now and in the long run, and I promise, one day way too soon, you will be able to wear what ever the hell you please. Preferably in the comfort of your own home, because believe it or not, when you put on your big girl and boy pants and get to your adult job someday, they will probably also have a dress code you have to follow.
I could say lots more but it's really a never ending thing that goes on in my brain so I will leave it at that.
Till next time, xoxo