The Ethics Of The School Dress Code

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Maddie Allen, from Belleville East High School, reached out to Facebook to reiterate an encounter she had with a police officer before school over a dress code related issue. She stated that she was wearing a pair of black jeggings, similar in look to leggings which are banned in the school dress code policy. She explains that the officer stopped her and asked for her name because she would be reported for dress code violation. As Maddie tried to explain herself that she was, in fact, wearing a valid item of clothing, the officer told her to “lift up the back of her shirt” to check for pockets. Maddie described in her post that she felt violated and disrespected. It was because she was a female, she tells Facebook, that she was pointed out for wearing tight clothing. Ms. Allen goes on to explain why she felt the officer, as well as the school dress code, was wrong. Objectification is the physical or mental response toward a person, usually a woman, as an object. The core of objectification in the sexual class is known as sexual objectification. Women are suffering the most from objectification, as they are viewed either as an object or as an insult due to the way society associates female dress and then faulted for it. Society is assembled in a way that downgrades the role of a female and her purpose. Starting in the 1800’s, domestic spheres created a rule to be understood, without actually being a rule. Women were subjected to the roles of housekeeping,
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