In the article “Sexist School Dress Codes Are A Problem, and Oregon May Have The Answer”, talk about many indents that women have encountered with dress code and explains the sexist side of school dress codes. These people think that all students should be able to engage in the education environments without fear of being body shamed. This is also an issue because in many cases when dress code is broken by a female, she is asked to leave class, change or go home. This is hindering their education. These women also feel that dress code teaches young girls that it is acceptable for boys to misbehave and sexualize girls.
A lot of the time when we think of the word dress code we think “annoying” or “dumb”. But for a lot of women in school it’s a lot more than that. While the purpose of the dress code might be to help women in later life all it does is make a young women feel uncomfortable in her own skin. This sexualization of women doesn’t only affect them in school but for the rest of their life. Even a mother trying to breastfeed her child in public is shameful and inappropriate.
The overwhelming increase in dress code violations has brought to light another issue associated with the codes: sexism. More and more, young women are being targeted and punished for dress code violations. While this may be due to the fact that fashion in today’s society is all about tight clothes, it could also lead to more long-lasting and sinister consequences. The rules set in place by schools prevent students and teachers from being “offended” or “distracted” by what these girls are wearing; however, this also lends to rape culture and making girls believe it is their fault if they receive unwanted male attention, as well as leading boys to think their behavior is okay. Dress codes send the message that it is a girl’s fault of anything bad happens to her due to her “suggestive” clothing.
males). While the behavior of males is excused, these dress codes put all the blame on women to make sure her body isn’t viewed as an inherent sexual threat by her fellow classmates. “ When you tell a girl what to wear (or force her to cover up with an oversized T-shirt), you control her body. When you control a girl’s body—even if it is ostensibly for her “own good”—you take away her agency. You tell her that her body is not her own (Valenti, 2013).” Forcing women to cover their bodies not only takes away their ownership of them, but forces them to view themselves as hypersexualized individuals that need to be tamed.
Within school dress codes, girls are being deprived of any opportunities to make their own decisions. Barbara C. Cruz, author of School Dress Codes, A Pro/Con Issue, writes of such ideas. She writes, “Some opponents also claim that by being required to wear uniforms, students are deprived of an important opportunity to make choices and set limits for themselves” (47). While Cruz writes of school uniforms, the same ideology can be applied to school dress codes- students, girls in particular, cannot make choices for themselves and are suffering the consequences. When girls are taught to consider the actions of others, they pay less attention to their own actions and thus lose their sense of
School Uniforms are not the enemy. We see stories Social media has more stories of girls being sent home because of dress code violations. Maybe the problem isn’t the students, but dress codes in general. Dress codes ultimately disrupt the pursuit of knowledge for the students, encourage gender bias, and can be dangerous. If we want the younger generations to succeed in the education system, we should utilize school uniforms.
In some institutions, the dress code is held for all students, both boys and girls. While this is better than to just girls, the dress code is still unfair to students in general. For example, “...forcing students to wear uniforms squelches kids’ freedom of expression and ability to be creative — that uniforms highlight conformity, not individuality.” (ParentMap Article by Andrea Dashiell) The school dress code can hinder creative expression. While some institutions allow different shoes and headbands to be worn, this does not hide the fact that they are still squashing children’s freedoms. A part of adolescence is to have fun and be deranged, something that is ignored by the school dress code policy.
Even the feminists believe that women wear abayas by force and that those who wear it are abused and degraded, and so they push support at the unjust ban which violates basic freedom. The feminist doctrine calls for an equality and advocates freedom for women, freedom from societal stereotypes and archetypes, domesticized roles, and domineering impositions from social authorities which threaten the value of a woman. The Burqa Ban is a highly controversial topic, and the views vary to the extremes. Some people definitely argue that women are in fact being degraded through full body coverings which reduce the entity of a woman into something invisible or indistinguishable as a human. Also, they argue that most women are forced to wear coverings like the Burqa and niqab because of the Islamic Shariah law, which seems to be an oppressive and totalitarian tool of submission.
In this chapter we learn that the women are groomed for the occasion; we learn from Scout that 'women wear hats to cross the streets', another dress code for women. 'Our kind of folks don't like the Cunningham's, the Cunningham's don't like the Ewell's and the Ewell's hate and despise the coloured folks'. From this quote from Jem, we learn that the society is split into groups, by class structure and economic wealth. These categories have their own way of living and approach to life and no matter what happens their attitudes will stay the same against each other, this is due to the misunderstanding caused by prejudice. From the novel, we see the class structure with the people living in the Finches neighbourhood at the top as they are well off and richer than the Cunningham's, who were badly hit by the Wall St crash, however they are decent people than the Ewell's who live amongst the dumps by the river; we also learn that the Ewell children only attend the first day of school and don't wash themselves.
That she thought were demeaning to women. Was not just hurt by the boys wearing the shirt, she was mad. She felt it was just disgraceful that somebody would make a shirt like that. Sandy Banks (2014) says that even though teachers are not normally considered when the conversation of school dress codes arises, what students wear can still impact the teachers feelings and make them feel bad about themselves or what the clothing depicts. By adding teachers to the number of people who can find students clothing offensive or revealing, it only creates more tension for schools, forcing them pick between the students rights and the teachers.