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.
Dunne (2007) finds that when it comes to discipline and obedience, female teachers would have trouble getting through with the boys. When they were able to discipline the boys, teachers would make them sit amongst the girls as punishment. Similarly, in their study of Zimbabwean secondary schools Mutekwe and Modiba (2013), found that when boys would harass or make fun of girls, teachers would either laugh with the boys or simply ignore them. This made girls afraid to answer questions incorrectly. Instead, girls were forced to behave docilely and not participate in class for fear of being ridiculed.
It is a dangerous thought that a boy who would never before have made this excuse for his lack of concentration might hear his teachers making it for him and then begin using it himself. While men are much less distracted by women’s exposed bodies than many schools give them credit for, the idea that women are the ones responsible for the behavior of both genders is a dangerous one. Asking women to cover up is a surface solution to far more socially ingrained problems such as misogyny and rape culture (Valenti, 2013). As long as a female is always sexualized, it won’t matter how much of herself she covers up—she’ll still be faulted for her inappropriate behavior.
Many female students fall victim to the gender biased rules. In an article written by Lee Hale for NPR, one teen named Sophie Manoukian in Pasadena, CA, told a local news station that "[i]t 's like girls should be ashamed of their bodies. And even though they presented it like it was about equal opportunity for education, it was about how girls can be distracting and pulled out of class to change." Hale explores the struggles of being an educator and fighting the war against dress code violations. Some of the comments from the educators she spoke with noted confronting students about the dress code were not something that they enjoyed, and that they have encountered negative pushback from female students.
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.
There have been many reports throughout the United States of schools depicting women, using their so called school dress code policy, which are full of very generic basic rules. Rules that can vary from case to case. Schools try to use these rules while deciding if one 's outfit they have worn to school is revealing, distracted, or offensive enough to be dress coded. Schools need to eliminate these bias punishments or lack of, by making stricter dress codes, or eliminate dress codes completely by importing a new school uniform to create less drama and make educations easier. Having confusing dress code policies can lead to arguments between students and the school.
Girls lose their self-esteem from experiencing negative attitudes from their teachers as well as from the boys in their class. Girls are not encouraged to participate in math and science, and they feel that they are not capable of doing well in these subjects. The low self-esteem is reflected on girls’ actions and choices. Girls become at risk for dropping out of high school, experiencing gender bias in the classroom and on their assessment tests, not enrolling in math and/or science classes, teen pregnancy, and possibly experiencing sexual harassment at school. Therefore, I believe that it is extremely important that teachers realize these risks and try to find solutions in their teaching methods and assessments.
Advertisements are gender stereotyping whether people notice or care. Females are mostly openly stereotyped compared to the males because of our lack of abilities that males have. Stereotyping damages both genders but females more than males because of advertisement’s constantly reminding females on how they should act and be like all the time. Our environment
Scenario Two a. What circumstances and psychological factors will make it particularly difficult for the principal to discuss Miss Hiller’s problems with her. What situational barriers will need to be overcome before Miss Hiller can feel more accepted in the school. Mrs. Carter, the school nurse, told the principal in confidence about Miss Hiller’s feelings of discouragement and disillusionment with teaching. It will be particularly difficult for the principal to directly approach Miss Hiller with her problems because Miss Hiller may become defensive or embarrassed, and may feel distrust towards Mrs. Carter whom she shared her predicaments in secret.
The students that are being discriminated against are often the ones that have repeatedly been told to be passive and quiet during their elementary years. However, this could be a major issue because it may be a cause to the problem continuing. Those same students are not willing to stand up for the unfair treatment they have received so that others are not treated the same way. It is also discovered that teachers typically do not even realize they have a bias; they are simply teaching the same way they were taught to teach. Shaquat ends with a very strong statement of her opinion, “boys and girls are receiving unequal education in our schools and unless teachers are made aware of the gender-role socialization and biased messages that are unintentionally publicizing, the unequal treatment will