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Are US School dress codes outdated and sexist?

Are US School dress codes outdated and sexist?

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Asked by G. Horace, Last updated: Dec 20, 2019

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E. Good

E. Good

Answered Nov 23, 2018

It depends. School is a setting in which it is appropriate to teach students which kinds of clothing are acceptable in a formal or social setting. It is more common for females to be reprimanded for their clothes than males. Girls are usually disciplined disproportionately. Certain girls’ attire can distract boys. Rules that are biased can have a negative impact on a girl’s confidence and sense of self.

Exposure of a girl’s bra or underwear is prohibited. School dress codes may be seen as outdated because students should have the right to be able to express themselves through what they chose to wear. It is a big part of the junior high and high school experience.

 

M. Klose

M. Klose, Content Writer, Oakland

Answered Jul 09, 2018

Yes, the US dress codes are still outdated and sexist. For example, there are some women who are not allowed to wear crop tops because they are “inappropriate” and yet, boys can wear ripped jeans and they would not be called “inappropriate” at all. If the dress codes will be implemented, there should be fair implementation which means that boys have a lot of rules to follow the same as the girls.

The dress codes in the past were a bit detrimental to girl students at that time because they were not allowed to express themselves through their clothes. Dress codes should be created in order to make the learning environment healthier and more uniform. If it would be implemented the right way, it will create a huge difference in the learning system.

 

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