You guys ever think about how public schools become the territory of the fashion police once it hits 60° outside? I find it interesting how the policing of the dress code changes. If anything above my knee or below my collarbone is showing, I’m forced to change clothes. But why? It’s ridiculously warm out and I deserve to be comfortable, not sweating like Lance Armstrong after a race.
But this doesn’t just happen to me. It happens to all the girls in my class. How come the boys don’t get called out for their low-cut shirts and above the knee shorts as well? That is the question, folks.
As a lady, we are sexualized all the time. Even when I just want to sit in English class with some shorts and a tank top on, sweating profusely while I listen to another analysis of Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave”, I’m still being sexualized. If schools are so concerned about our peers being sexually aroused by our knee-caps, why don’t they address the fact that people are sexualizing our kneecaps, instead of punishing students for trying to be comfortable?
It’s gross and wrong. I just want to be comfortable in school.
Do you guys think these dress codes are valid?