The prominent reason behind the various overdone school rules regarding dress is the loose power that administrators have been given. They have been “reserve[d] the right to determine if a clothing item or accessory is appropriate for school” (Carroll High School Student Handbook 2010-2011 18). The officials at school are using their own personal opinions to judge the students’ dress. Since styles change as time goes on, the generation in control and the
Dress codes in middle and high schools are a form of discrimination against teenage girls in today’s society. Parents and students all over the country argue that dress codes are directed mainly at girls and are a blatant example of gender inequality. The idea behind the strict enforcement of a dress code is that it will teach self-respect and raise moral standards for the students. However, when the reason for many dress code violations is questioned the rationale is often to prevent distracting the male students. Young women across the country are being shamed and punished for wearing what schools consider immodest and being a distraction to their male peers. This discrimination against female students results in their clothes being strictly regulated and dress coded more often than male students’ clothes are. The enforcement of these discriminatory dress codes has become a form of public humiliation for female students. Theoretically, a dress code makes sense and should be effective. In reality, it does not affect how students dress but causes a distraction and interruption of a girl’s education.
In the novel, The Outsiders, spending lonely days in the old church strengthened Ponyboy and Johnny’s friendship because it made them trust each other more and showed they needed each other more than they thought through the different events that occurred at the church. In the book the whole mess starts when Ponyboy gets slapped by Darry for coming home late and starts running away from home to meet up with Johnny. As they meet up they walk around alone at night all the way to a fountain in the park. Even though, they were far from Soc territory it was still dangerous. Consequently, the two boys get jumped by Socs, and Ponyboy starts getting drowned in the fountain. Thankfully, before it was too late Johnny pulled out a blade and sadly killed Bob, who was one of the
In the article, “Appearances Are Destructive” by Mark Mathabane argues about how students in school do not focus on learning anymore, but mostly focus on their outfits. He agrees that by providing dress codes will be an effective way to maintain safety in schools. According to Mathabane, dress codes is a solution for students to get on track on their studies, but rather it will not be against freedom. In addition to that, Mathabane claims, that girls pay a lot of attention to their clothing because it gives them respect, to look more attractive, and they feel, they look cool. Mathabane disagree that outfits should be the primary goal for many students, instead of achieving academic success; therefore, dress code will be a solution to have
What is a community? A community is a group of people who care about each other. In “The Outsiders” the greasers have a special kind of community. In fact I wouldn't call it a community, they are more of a family.
As the temperature rises, so do hemlines and the suspension rate. Students get suspended for violating school dress codes by wearing outfits that ‘show too much skin.’ One can argue that revealing clothing is distracting, but some families and students agree that school dress code implementations end up just shaming girls. Dress codes, the epitome of high school, teach girls to act ashamed, not modest. According to most school boards that come up with the dress code, the outfits young women wear come across as too distracting for their peers, especially men, and make it unable for women to be viewed by the public with dignity and respect. Everyday, school dress codes target females—especially females that are more developed.
Eisen (2014) describes that wearing these clothes helps children meet friends without the fear of being left out or unwanted; walking down the halls with brand name items makes teens more confident in themselves:
In the article, “The Battle Over Dress Codes” written by Peggy Orenstein, explains the dress code of Berkley Middle School from a mother’s point of view. This mother of argues that young girls who are reaching puberty and whose bodies are growing, are being told to cover up once they start to develope. She says, “In May, students in Utah high school opened their yearbooks to discover digitally raised necklines and sleeve added to female classmates’ shirts.” I find this act highly deceitful and unnecessary. If i was that student or that student’s parent, I’d be very upset. Orenstein also states that “seductiveness” has been an issue for girls, which has become politicized. Although, no matter how we’re dressed, there is no excuse for catcalls from older men. Orenstein says, “I don’t want her to feel shame in her soon-to-be-emerging
Fashion has been a prominent aspect of a woman’s life throughout time. Women of different times and cultures have turned the routine of picking out clothes and putting together different ensembles into a sort of art, or a way to express and promote themselves. Many women also see fashion as part of their identity, or a way to manipulate the way people see them. What a woman wears can drastically change the way society views her - it can increase her chances of getting a job, or make her gain respect (or rejection) from her peers (Sika n.p.).
these girls consider shopping an art form and are quick to gossip and place their peers on the out list. Although Claire is desperate to fit in and become a part of Massie's group, she is brutally shunned by the girls. As the ringleader, Massie makes it clear to her clique that Claire is persona non grata. They engage in cruel tactics such as smearing red paint on the butt of Claire's jeans, ignoring her presence and throwing food at her. As Claire struggles to find a place for herself in her elite new surroundings she finds a way to turn the tables on Massie and alot of other things happend i just dont know what to do anymore its just way to much and i cant see alot of the peple anymore with is really sad that is why i cheated on him and
One girl says “I have the right to wear whatever I want, it's a free country, and if our parents let us go to school dressed the way we are, then we should be able to wear that.” This quote shows that the students feel strongly about the dress code at PPMS. Some other girls say that the dress code is unfair because the dress code is mainly there for girls, therefor making it hard for boys to get dress coded. Others say the dress code is outdated and needs to be updated because it’s hard to find clothes in stores that meet the dress code and are in fashion.
As the movie develops, the group of students go from being an “outgroup” to and “ingroup” by realizing that they are the same and cliques should not define them. So they all become different from who they are seen as in society, such as the “princess” becomes more rebellious, the “jock” becomes more of an independent thinker than doing what he thinks is best for his dad, “nerd” to cool guy, “criminal” to kind person, and “basket case” to girly girl. The cliques that each of them belong to in the beginning of the movie all disappear at the end, they all become one clique. The Breakfast Club can be defined as an ingroup deviants. They are rebelling against their cliques. Each of the students represents a different high school stereotype: princess,athlete,
Youngsters who pay more attention to fashion are less attentive to their studies and when it comes to devoting time to their academic career, they seem to be less concerned. This very
Body Paragraph 2: While uniforms appear to be a financial burden for families. They present a dress for success image for the school, staff, and increase academic performance.
Young adolescents get distracted easily compared with the mature adults. Fancy goods always attract people by their fantastic look and bring them to the fashion side. Consequently, students would pay more of their attention to the latest fashion instead of their school work. Then the school work will not be done on time because majority of their time is spent on the fashion. Without paying attention and making great efforts, school work can only be abandoned eventually. However, like Walmsley emphasized, when public schools require their students to wear the mandatory uniform, students will not have any struggle about choosing what clothes to wear today and tomorrow. In other words, students will have more time spending on school work. Another point is that the purpose of students going to school is gaining knowledge and preparing for their future. Students learn how to dress formally as a student in school.