Dress codes

By Kirsty Talita Canham

Let us just imagine millions of girls around the world being suspended from school because elders think some females clothing is too distracting for boys; they are wearing something ‘inappropriate’ for school. From a vest showing to much skin, a t-shirt that shows your bra or bra strap, short shorts, showing my tummy. The list could go on because I do realize that there are other crazy dress codes in schools controlling female learners which luckily do not apply to my school, but there are other females who suffer from this every day when they get to wear something they feel comfortable in.

So first of all when you choose to purchase something from the store your first thought is “this will look pretty good on me and I really feel good wearing it” but dress codes and society have changed that so much; you really end up not knowing how to dress yourself because there always will be a “problem” with it. Even though there are some positive aspects to society, people who encourage you, to be you (because you’re pretty cool); but the struggle for females is far from over. We also like our male counter-parts like to wear clothing that reflects our personality, outlook on life, style and mood etc.

Dress code stops girls from shining, revealing the real you after being in school uniform for so long. How someone dresses should not need to offend you in anyway, you choose to be offended, I mean really why you should care what someone is wearing if you don’t like it go ahead and move on.

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You are the problem not my dress code

If you see my bra strap then you should know girls during puberty have to face the fact that they grow breasts and wearing bra comes with that. If you are afraid the boys will get distracted because of my bra straps, arm, cleavage or legs are showing then you should be worried for the boys instead of my clothing. Boys should not be sexualizing or even staring at any of my ‘exposed’ parts. You are only limiting a female to a certain extent because they can be suspended for wearing something, whilst the males get to carry on school without being punished in any way for not controlling their hormones.