Girls face more judgement and criticism in society than guys do. This is where double standards comes to play in society. Double standards is when a gender is seems superior than the other. It is very commonly known that women face harsher criticism that men do but it is very taboo in society when men face it as well. In society, women are constantly told how to dress because if one reveals too much skin they are distracting boys. Based on the article, The Double Standards of Gender in Society, by Dasia Echevarria states, “We see this in schools when a dress code is put in place, yet it only applied to girls.” Dress codes are always enforced in school but they are mainly towards females. The problem with the dress codes is that schools are basically sexualizing all these females at a young age. That is the main problem when it comes to the dress
School these days have dress codes and it’s one of the biggest complication for students face today. Students are not allowed to wear holes in there pants, heels above four inches and dresses above knees. students dislike their school because of these regulation . They choose not to get their work done, and fail tests because teachers send them to the office.
A dress code can be defined as “a set of rules about what clothing may and may not be worn at a school, office, restaurant, etc.” (Merriam-Webster's). Dress codes were first enforced with the intention to create a more responsible atmosphere. Students being limited on what they can wear was first introduced in 1969, when the students wanted to wear black armbands to protest the Vietnam War, which caused the case of Tinker vs. Des Moines Independent School District. However, nowadays, girls are being targeted more, which is causing negative effects on them and how girls in general are viewed. Just like back then, women are still facing difficulties concerning how they can dress and how what they wear says about them, which is why the dress code
How do you feel when you get in trouble at school for trying to express who you really are with the clothes you just bought and you thought looked really cool in, but turned out it was breaking the dress code, you feel embarrassed right? Well, all schools have a dress code of some sort whether it's a uniform, or you can and can't wear certain clothes. Schools should not have dress codes because students can easily find a loophole in dress code rules, they don't let people express who they are, and uniforms are expensive. These dress codes schools use are to keep people from being bullied. The only problem is the girls are getting targeted more because they wear tank tops with spaghetti straps and leggings so the schools banned them. It's unfair
Many students say I think it's not cool how we have to have a dress code it's so gender biased. The dress code is against both genders and what we wear. It's about looking professional for our learning/working not distracting the boys. It is a gender biased attitude about it that needs to change. The fact that schools think we should have a dress code is unfair.
First of all, the thought that dress codes are supposed to be created equally and fairly is absolutely mind blowing. Author, Ellen Friedrichs, provides many facts and myths about dress code that makes you think differently about the whole situation. Friedrichs points out, "So, far from putting all students on equal footing, dress codes disproportionately affect certain students more than others and the idea that a dress code will prevent students from noticing difference is laughable"(Friedrichs). Going along with her statement, instead of boys feeling attacked; it is more girls that feel that way. The dress code policy is more directed towards girls and how they dress rather than the boys. If anything, the administration should feel guilty for body shaming girls and making them feel insecure and ashamed of their bodies. All girls come in all different shapes and sizes. A shirt that looks modest on one girl may look completely different on another due to her body shape. Boys and girls should be free to dress however they want and what makes them feel confident. Dress code destroys all individuality and creativity. The claim the administration made about dress code towards girls is that, some clothes that girls wear distract boys from their work. Girls should not be blamed for the immaturity of boys.
I think that individuals should be able to wear what they want without anything said to them. Girls and guys have different restrictions on what they can wear to school. I feel that the school should change the girls dress code, due to the fact that we are limited on what girls are able to wear to school.
When most people think of the dress code it really is not that big but as the society is growing and changing. Not many people are realizing the dress code needs to be able to cope with the new ages. It targets females much more than it does males “...administrators notified parents that female students are no longer allowed to wear shorts, leggings, or yoga pants because those articles of clothing might be “too distracting” for their male peers…” (CulpâRessler). This is infuriated many parents because they simply wanted to know why their child would have to accommodate for their male peers. Parents of these young girls don’t like how now they have to spend money to alter their child's
Do school dress codes come off as too strict? Some schools have a twenty-one-page rulebook on prom alone. Crazy, right? Who decides what belongs in a dress code and what does not? Should the students have a say on their school’s dress code? Student do not have a say in their school’s dress, so high school dress codes feel too restricting to the students.
In 2015, Woodford County High School sent home female student Stephanie Hughes because she was violating the school’s dress code by exposing her collar bone by wearing a tank top paired with a cardigan, which the school decided was “too distracting” for the male students in the school (“Kentucky high school students, parents fight strict dress code that requires girls to cover collarbone”). This is just one example of the countless times that female students have been called out in the hallways or classrooms of their high schools because their outfits had been deemed as “too inappropriate” and “too distracting” to be wearing at school. This had led many students and parents to question the fairness of such dress codes and the lasting effects that they can have on female students that fall victim to their scrutiny. Dress codes of such extremity are something that have been present in schools for quite a while now, and dramatically impact how educators teach, and more importantly, how they interact with their students. The dress code policy set by school districts plays a huge role in determining how educators interact with their students when this dress code is violated and what they are teaching their students when “handling” these students if a dress code violation occurs in their classroom. School dress codes, especially those closely related to the one mentioned in the example above, degrade the female students that fall victim to their strict boundaries and hold the
By the 1900s, most if not all public secondary schools in the United States were coeducational, and approximately seventy percent of American colleges were coeducational as well. During the late 20th century, both dress codes and uniforms began to be implemented as a solution to alleged feminine distractions and violence within the educational environment and the local community. Since then, it’s been argued that these methods are ineffective, and that dress and behavior-related problems share no relationship. While the education system asserts they establish dress code and uniforms for the sole purpose of protecting the value of education, there are millions of statements from students and data arguing that these regulations are nothing but limiting to teenage development. Despite their good intentions, educators must consider how these measures affect the growth of adolescents.