UK schools have some form of uniform, though expensive can solve a lot fashion problems such as Armani vs Primark, who has the latest trainers etc. It can also show a form of unity and outsiders can recognise the school a pupil attends based on said uniform. As always the uniform is a set of boundaries to be flirted with, girls shortening their skirts to a length that is not in agreement with the uniform policy, pupils not wearing the correct shoes, clothing with the school emblem etc. This type of rebellious behaviour is considered minor when compared to the problems girls in USA schools are dealing with.
For those of you who don’t know, the majority of schools in the USA don’t have a uniform so students can decide for themselves what they want to wear. Seems simple enough, no need to pay extortionate prices for blazers, jumpers with the schools emblem, specific school shoes. However it would seem some schools are putting their foot down. In order to protect the young minds of their male students from the distraction of girls in leggings, short skirts and spaghetti strap tops, teachers are arming themselves with rulers, measuring tapes and a stash of oversized t-shirts as they patrol the school
Regardless of what a female student is wearing, appropriate or not, it is the wording and reasons behind the banning of certain items of clothing, length of shorts and skirts.
“because of our bra straps, and that it was inappropriate because some of the male teachers, and male students found it distracting for them.” – Girls were wearing spaghetti strap tops.
We already have cultures where women are forced to cover up for fear of enticing illicit thoughts and unwanted attention from the opposite sex.
Countries where women are not allowed to go out without a male chaperone, being covered from head to toe for their own protection from the animalistic nature of men. Should anything horrendous such as an attack or sexual harassment occur then clearly it is the females fault for despite hiding her womanly curves clearly males have no control of their own bodies and urges to prevent them from behaving like sexually deprived monsters.
Reading the stories in countries where men think they have the right to mistreat and harass a female because they are ‘men’ seems to be ingrained into the male mind. Take the attacks on women in India and the attack on a woman walking through a Cairo university.
Now in the West we are seeing how young girls are being told the way they are dressing is a distraction to the opposite sex as if male members of society have no self-control. Every time they see a bit of naked female flesh their mind wanders and they become too ‘distracted’ affecting their ability to study / work.
What message is this sending out to females that they are to be ashamed of their bodies? All this nonsense that women are the weaker sex when all along it was a ruse to mask fear, fear of the kind power us women have over men! 😉
Not only this but what message is being sent out to boys / men? That they are a slave to their hormones but it’s ok if you get distracted by the female form because it is not your fault, it’s the females because she chose to dress that way?
With any type of clothing for both male and female, young and old, there is a time and place. Many parents would object to their child leaving the house practically naked, some maybe not, but focusing on one gender is already causing a stir.
What makes the creators of these rules think us females don’t get distracted by a hot guy in a tight t-shirt, or is it because these people think us females have better self-control and are less easily distracted? 😉