Argumentative Essay On School Dress Codes

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The idea of school dress codes being sexist and encouraging rape culture has become very popular across school districts. There are stories about protests and strikes all around the country. I have witnessed these “dress code violations” and from what I witnessed, none of these girls were in the wrong. There have been too many times that young ladies get dress coded because what they are wearing is a “distraction” to young men. These boys need to be taught self control and I should not get punished because I was dressing comfortably for the weather. Girls all around the country are sick of the rape culture and sexism surrounded by the dress code. This is why I have decided to take a stand, along with many other girls, to make a change. School …show more content…
Girls just want to dress comfortable. In Arizona, for example, wearing shorts and a tank top in one hundred and fifteen degree weather should be completely acceptable. Of course, as long as her butt and/or chest is not hanging out. Instead, girls are punished for wearing what is comfortable for the weather because the boys will be “distracted” by her legs or her shoulders. Schools are encouraging this new rape culture, saying that young women are responsible for rape or sexual harassment that happens to them. Boys need to be taught self control at a very young age and that I why I believe that more people should care about this issue. When more people care, they do more things to prevent it. No one wants their daughter to be ashamed of her body because she was told and school that it was too distracting. Some solutions to this issue are teaching boys self control and explaining to girls that what happens to them because of this is not their fault for dressing a certain way. Changing or lessening the strictness of the dress code is a solution as well. Solutions are everywhere. The community just needs to band together to make it …show more content…
Supporting those affected by the issue includes standing up for anyone who is wrongly dress coded and letting them know that it is not their fault. These girls need to know that they should wear what they are comfortable in and should not worry about what a man is going to do. Currently, I am trying to start a student group about this issue and I am trying to get people who understand the problem with dress codes as well as those who want to gain a further understanding of it. As a group, we are going to go to the school board meeting and present our case. It will make it a lot easier because not a lot of people are going to take me as seriously as I need them to. Having a group, will show the school board that there many other people who believe that the dress code should be changed, this group includes my principal as well. Also, as I stated earlier, I am going to go straight to the people who deal with dress codes, the school board. Most people do not go to these school board meetings but it is so much quicker and effective than emailing them or writing them a letter. Going to a meeting shows them that I and my group means

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