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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Is it body shaming? Is it?

So this popped up on Facebook this morning, and I don't agree...not at all.  Here's my thoughts.  The school has a dress code, most likely one that parent and child agreed to by signing a paper saying that they had read the handbook.  Not sure if all schools do this, but my kid's school does. I have 3 boys and 1 girl, so both genders and it would not bother me one bit if my child called me and said they needed extra clothes, in fact, in most cases my child would get in trouble for not wearing appropriate clothing in the first place and interrupting my day because they felt like wearing whatever.  I drop my kids off at school everyday, and you would be shocked at was IS deemed appropriate, I know I am.  I'm not saying that anyone needs to dress like a Puritan, but HOLY shit, I wouldn't have ever made it in the door of my school wearing what some girls wear to school.  I can only imagine that their parents may have already left for work before seeing what they had on, or the kid changed at someone else's house after leaving their own.   In my opinion it's called FOLLOWING THE RULES THAT YOU AGREED TO.  If you don't like the dress code then talk to the school board, I'm sure it won't do you any good, but you can try.  Or there's always home school, then your kid can wear whatever the hell they want and no one will complain.  I don't agree that it has ANYTHING to do with body shaming or protecting boys from distractions, it's about wearing appropriate attire to school, which has been going on for HUNDREDS of years!  It's also about learning to tolerate a dress code, almost all employers have one, so why wouldn't you want your kids to learn to follow one?  This is another great example of Americans being too sensitive, it's not about YOU it's about everyone, and it's the rules, DEAL WITH IT! Would you rather have to wear uniforms ever day?  I'm not a fan, but maybe it IS the answer to the problem.