The Benefits Of Dress Codes

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Females are being bombarded with strict limitations on their attire when they just want to express their personality through their clothing. Even though dress code says not to be distracting, students should feel power in their own attire. Rachel Zoe couldn’t have said it better herself in her quote, “Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak”. With that girls have a right to wear what they want, to feel comfortable in their clothes, and to not be shot down and feel threatened in their bodies. There are many other reasons that there should be changes to the dress code, but here are the most important reasons that will make someone think about what dress codes do to teenage girls and how it makes them feel about themselves. …show more content…
The superintendent comments that he would like to start having a uniform code in some of his schools to have consistent enforcement on them all. Statistics in another article states that one in five public schools had uniforms in the year 2010. Some students that have had to wear uniforms loved the idea because it was easier and there was no pressure to find a style that suits them or finding a way to match their clothes with their personality. They say that dress codes make it easier not only for the learning purposes, teachers, and other staff at the school, but for the parents of the students that attend the school. Although parents and teachers find strict dress codes and uniforms better, students should have the right to express themselves in their outfits. There is no need to ban v-neck shirts because a few boys want to be immature. Even banning girls from being able to wear ripped jeans or spaghetti straps is outrageous. Other students have also mentioned that they don’t like the uniform idea because they don’t want to go to school looking like everyone else. When they see the same thing everywhere they go in the school, there is no individuality to any of it(“A Districtwide Dress Code? Let the Grumbling Begin” N. pag.)(“School Uniform Benefits?” N. …show more content…
Which means that females should have the right to wear almost anything that they would like. It says that the people have that right and with no interference whatsoever from the government. Females, along with everyone else, have the right to freedom. They should not feel so powerless in a place that they should feel safe and getting bashed for any outfit they may be wearing. The first amendment also says that anyone can petition for a redress. The people can all join together and seek a change they have in mind from the government. Student rights brought up a popular case in 1969, Tink v. Des Moines, which had the supreme court rule that students do have a constitutional right to wear a black armband to their school to protest the involvement in the Vietnam War. With that case then the courts had held that students have a right to express their political views at school. Another case brought up in 1998, the Rhode Island ACLU challenged whether or not to suspend a student who wore a shirt that had “666” on it. In that time period a school could ban any “vulgar” t-shirt even if it has “Drugs Suck” written on it. In the 1970s a federal appeals court had jurisdiction over Rhode Island ruled in favor of a student who had gotten suspended for going against the school rules that said guys can’t have long hair. ACLU said that in order to punish a student for either their hairstyle or for their body

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