Dress Code an Outdated Colonial Hangover

Dress Code an Outdated Colonial Hangover

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Joanne John started this petition to Government of Trinidad and Tobago and
  • The Tobago House of Assembly’s dress code has to be rescinded. It is an outdated, outmoded, distasteful leftover of a British colonial past.
  • Tourists, returning residents, nationals and locals have all complained about this policy, more women than men because it seems like yet another attempt by policy makers who are predominately male, at controlling women’s bodies by dictating what we put or don’t put on them.
  • Why the need for a blanket policy when it’s guaranteed that the majority of people conduct themselves with common sense and a clear understanding of what is appropriate? Most of us do not need to be patronized and treated as children who don’t know how to dress so why not deal with the issue as the exception and not as the rule?
  • People who have travelled kilometres to attend to business such as applying for a passport, getting information on their pension, meeting lawyers have been turned away from government and private sector offices. 
  • We are not children, stop treating us like we are!
  • A society with a vision for the future cannot have one foot so firmly planted in the past with policies reminiscent of oppressive regimes, antifeminism and fundamentalist religious doctrine. If Trinidad and Tobago expects to improve its posture on the Caribbean and world stages, it must firmly step into the 21st century and throw off the shackles of its colonial past, as evident in this dogmatic policy. 

 

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