No dress code for Loms
No dress code for Loms
Dress codes abolish too many things
Most dress codes follow the same rubric and basics, “They forbid short shorts and skirts, spaghetti straps and tanks tops and form-fitting clothes like leggings and yoga pants,” says Christina M., no bras, off-shoulder tops, baggy clothing, jewelry, or hats. When a student comes to school wearing these items, they must be taken out of the course they are in too address their clothing choices. Students then miss out on tests and lessons that are valuable to their learning so that they don’t “distract” someone. It is then the students responsibility to pick up whatever work they missed.
3. Dress codes limit females clothing options
A majority of the dress codes are aimed towards females wardrobes. According to Kira, “Six out of the nine dress code regulations targeted female students,”. Society has taught girls to wear tight clothes that show vulnerable parts of the body and most boys wear loose fitting clothes with more coverage. Not only is it unfair that the dress codes are targeted at females, but it is unrealistic for girls to have so many clothing restrictions while boys don’t have nearly as many.
4. There is not a logical purpose for dress codes
Dress codes are supposed to help the school environment be more of a safe place but dress codes have been made to tell students that what they are wearing doesn’t look good on them and that they don’t follow the rules. The government says that, “[The purpose of a dress code is] To ensure that schools implement and enforce student [apparel] appropriately,”. Schools are taking advantage of that though by making shoulders, and certain clothes “inappropriate”. If dress codes weren’t as hateful towards some types of clothing, the actual
Professional in girlhood speaks out about dress codes and what they mean to her
Shauna Pomerantz is a professional in girlhood who has a very strong opinion about dress codes and what they say about females and males. “Girlhood expert Shauna Pomerantz of Brock University says that “dress coding” students for being distracting is a form of victim-blaming...It’s saying the male response is your fault. Your body is causing negativity,...Sexist rules also set a precedent for men, It is offensive to men...It suggests they don’t have the ability to talk to a female student without going wild.” (Brock University). When schools start to blame males short attention span for being distracted by females clothing, it isn’t really because of our clothing choices, it's actually caused by their lack of motivation in the setting that they’re in. On top of that, it is natural for males to feel that way at a certain time in their life and it should not be blamed on females fashion choices.