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post #631 of 5612
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

It works in both directions, too. When I started (public) middle school in the early 90s, we weren't permitted to wear shorts. It was long pants for boys at all times and girls had to wear either pants or modest skirts/dresses (IIRC skorts were also okay). Keep in mind that this was Central Florida, where summer starts in March and ends in October.

At some point during my sixth grade year, the rule was changed and shorts were allowed. By the time I started seventh grade, some girls were already eschewing shirts for bikini tops. I'm no longer in the area, but I've heard from friends who still are that the '14-15 school year will be the first one where clothing is completely forbidden, though the orgies remain optional (for now).

post #632 of 5612

I think distraction is legitimate. I'm basically an adult and sometimes lose a good 20 minutes of work in the morning thinking about train titties. Where do these women work dressing like that?!

post #633 of 5612
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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post


Schools tend to go for arbitrary guidelines for a reason, it's a lot easier to enforce. Leaving it up to teachers working things out with the parents opens up all cans of worms. The parents can just ignore it, it puts a bigger burden on teachers, it allows teachers to take out biases against students, sets of issues where different teachers have different standards, etc. Having some arbitrary may result in some silliness (why a skirt needs to be exactly X inches is never clear), but it's at least enforceable.

I don't think banning leggings is silly in any case.

 

I don't like how schools take one-size fits all approach. I think in those singular cases where teacher thinks something is out of line he should work this out with student/parents. It's also how real-life works, dress code differs from company to company. If certain teacher takes issue with how you dress, dress different for that class, problem solved.

post #634 of 5612
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Originally Posted by wojt View Post
 

dress different for that class, problem solved.

 

This is an absurd suggestion for high school kids. 

post #635 of 5612

Let's just leave raising kids to the parents, I feel most of them are competent enough. You may try to teach kids to act and dress decently by issuing bans but I personally don't think it will be very effective. There's little chance for any positive impact on kids' lives issuing these bans so I would leave extreme cases for the teachers to handle and let the rest run wild.

post #636 of 5612
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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

I think distraction is legitimate. I'm basically an adult and sometimes lose a good 20 minutes of work in the morning thinking about train titties. Where do these women work dressing like that?!
I'd like to think you're joking. Sadly, I feel you're not. You are #RapeKKKulture
post #637 of 5612
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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post



Personally, I don't think school is a place where kids ought to be given the freedom to express their sexuality, and not because it "distracts the boys" or whatever the hell. It shouldn't be a sexualized environment. You're there to learn, not find ass.

Christ almighty, they're tights not micro minis, fishnet tops, and hoe boots. My daughter (age 3) just went to a party wearing tights (demurely hidden under a party dress, but whatever). If you think that she is overly sexualized in her stripy tights I have a turd for you to gargle.
post #638 of 5612
You're trying pretty hard to get offended here.

You really want to make the case that a three year old wearing tights under a dress is the same as this sort of thing:


That's what schools are trying to regulate, not kids wearing them under other clothing.
post #639 of 5612

Yeah, to clarify the school policy allows leggings when they are accompanied by an appropriate skirt or pair of shorts. 

post #640 of 5612
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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

You're trying pretty hard to get offended here.

You really want to make the case that a three year old wearing tights under a dress is the same as this sort of thing:


That's what schools are trying to regulate, not kids wearing them under other clothing.

Is she legal? If so, would hit.
post #641 of 5612
That's (supposedly) Olivia Wilde, so hit away!
post #642 of 5612

She was extra frumpy sexy in Drinking Buddies. 

post #643 of 5612
Stumbled across an article titled "How accepting leggings as pants made me a better feminist"
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And, it’s taken me a long time — about seven years’ worth of judging women for wearing comfortable, trendy not-pants — but it’s finally, fully dawned on me: I was judging women for not conforming, too. All this time, I thought I was the system-bucker because I avoided this trend like the plague. But it turns out I actually missed out on years’ worth of system-bucking via comfy, trendy bottoms. OH GOD. Excuse me while I crawl off to a corner now and die of self-disappointment.

But no! No actual dying today, because I’ve discovered my conformity-based-judgment and I’ve reformed. Practically a 180-degree reformation! I’d say about 175; I sometimes wear leggings, and I definitely never judge other people for wearing them.

So there you go. "Feminism" is about non-conformity.
post #644 of 5612
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Originally Posted by wojt View Post

I don't like how schools take one-size fits all approach. I think in those singular cases where teacher thinks something is out of line he should work this out with student/parents. It's also how real-life works, dress code differs from company to company. If certain teacher takes issue with how you dress, dress different for that class, problem solved.

You don't get it. There are dozens of teachers and hundreds of kids. How much time should the school spend working out individual clothing plans for each of them? Better to just set some rules and everyone live with them. Why is it so important for girls to wear skin tight clothing to school?
post #645 of 5612
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post


You don't get it. There are dozens of teachers and hundreds of kids. How much time should the school spend working out individual clothing plans for each of them? Better to just set some rules and everyone live with them. Why is it so important for girls to wear skin tight clothing to school?

 

It's not the norm. Only few people dress inappropiately. 

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