School uniforms and dress codes. Yes or no?

I think it's kinda gross tbh.

Both in the sense of the idea that boys can't control themselves and then it's just the meere sexualisation of children.

I've heard of cases, where girls are send home for showing a SHOULDER - like what... Boys can't control themselves due to a shoulder - get a grip people.

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  • I don't like uniforms and dress codes because to me uniforms take away a person's individuality by making them look like everyone else and dress codes mostly only apply to girls because parts of their bodies like their shoulders are considered "distracting" to boys in fact one time when I was still in high school a girl wore knee length shorts to school and one of the vice principals told her to change when at the same time a boy was wearing shorts and they didn't say anything so to sum it up dress codes and uniforms are a no for me

    • That's just so disturbing to me. The only time a teacher has commented on a students outfits during my school years, was when we had one who wore PJ's 24/7 during boarding school.

  • Nah kids should just wear what they want at school. I remember a few times I got in trouble for dress codes at school. Straight up told them my parents were poor and couldn't afford me a lot of clothes so they eventually stopped sending me home for it

    • I'm so happy I didn't have to deal with that growing up - growing up was hard enough as it was.

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  • I'm against uniforms, but I'm not against dress codes in general unless they are overly strict.

    It has nothing to do with boys not controlling themselves though. Heck, a LOT of girl's uniforms in the past were sexy as hell.

    And boys WILL get distracted. That's totally natural and there is not a damn thing anyone can do about it. However they shouldn't be getting distracted so much that it seriously interferes with their education.

    • Then you should teach that boy how to deal with that distraction, not put the responsibility on girls to adjust - so they don't get distracted. Never ever have I been subjected to dress codes of any forms - girls in my schools dressed however they wanted. (Except for that one kid who wore PJ's 24/7 during boarding school) and the boys still managed to focus on their education.

    • The boys don't need to be taught anything. They'll deal with it just like they've always dealt with it. There is nothing to be taught. You sound like you are spoiled rotten and think you can do or wear whatever you want just because you want to. There are rules in the world. Get over it.

    • Lol, sounds like you're angry that I actually can wear what I want - when I want. I think you just need to get over the fact that people can dress however they want. A shoulder or a tit isn't going to kill you - you already see a lot of it during hot summers, men wandering about shirtless with their giant man boobs swinging around.

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  • I agree with everything you wrote... My only comment is that uniforms are almost always less expensive for parents and they level the playing field for kids. It's one less area for bullying or just kids being shitty to other kids. So there's an argument to be made for uniforms.

    • Agree with you. I'm for uniforms and dress code

    • @Bricelean... thanks! There's a lot of stupidity and frustration and badness with dress codes but there are benefits too.

    • As a child of a low resource house hold - with 4 kids. My mother having to buy 4 uniforms, would just have been an extra stressor that she'd have to find a way to afford. I mean, sure uniforms are easier than teaching children to respect each other and make them into educated people - and here I don't only mean academically educated.

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  • Yes. Navy or black and white. Simple

    • Sounds, authoritative as fuck but now I'm from a place where informal is the way.

  • Life will continuously beat the shit out of you starting early in adulthood. In other words, your freedom will erode because you will be on your own and have to kowtow to others to survive.

    That doesn't need to start early. Clothing should be a vector for kids to freely express themselves (but within reason just like any other form of "free speech").

  • No regarding uniforms, yes to a reasonable dress code. Some girls may go a little too far and not dress appropriately.

  • It's a good idea.

  • The reasons many have provided are ridicules although the main reason its there is because school works as a tool to prep people to going to work which tends to have dress codes

    • So school uniforms are here to teach children that if you show a shoulder - you're not capable of joining the work force?

    • Nope like I stated the reasons given are silly school uniform makes it so everyone is dressed in the same way and uniform all the same if a school is doing it to hide skin they are going off some vary old school logic

    • And you state in the same reply that the reasoning for it is to prepare kids for the work force, that is the main reason for the uniforms.

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  • Yes, it encourages team work everyone is respected and on the same team with the same goal just like in a place of business. Can you imagine the confusion on the football field if teams didn't wear the same uniform.

    • Wearing uniforms has nothing to do with sexuality, uniforms are worn in all girl schools and in private all boy schools.

    • So, you as a child would be confused if not everyone wore the same outfits as you? You'd have a hard time respecting and working with those that happen to have another appearance than you? I'd say that's even bigger reason NOT to have school uniforms. Teach children that basic respect should be given to all not just those that look like us.

    • You're just a confused idiot. Why do you think they wear uniforms in all girl schools, your theory about the boys not being able control themselves doesn't apply.

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  • Yes, absolutely.

  • Some places have school uniforms and other places don't. There might be dress codes instead of uniforms as some compromise half way point. Parents can be quite happy about that even if their daughters aren't. A day ago a mother complained to me her daughter had expensive tastes.

    If there is a school uniform or dress code it is reasonable that the school enforces it. What is wrong with that?

  • Uniforms are good for military academies but not public schools. There must be dress codes for safety and decency reasons. No T-shirts with messages on them, everyone wears shoes, no pajamas (except on pajama day).. etc.

    • What I call pyjamas might be different from what others call pyjamas. I seldom wear pyjama trousers, but have several trousers that look like pyjamas. Shirts with messages are aight, as long there’s no vulgar/insulting words.

  • i agree with you but every one should dress respectfully

  • I like the plaid schoolgirl skirt

    https://imgur.com/a/3N3Babk

  • I'm for abolishing government-run schools altogether.

  • Dress codes are everywhere. Do you think you can go into your office job in fishnets and a bra?

  • No for uniforms, yes for mild dress codes.

    • Mild dress codes I can go on board with. Can just imagine how it would've been had we been allowed to run around naked during my boarding school years. 120 teenagers, who we're getting busy enough as it is - no thank you. 😂

    • Clothing can be a must. A white collared shirt with navy-blue non-jeans trousers are a no-no. However, if many pupils are wearing headbands, there should be no reason to ban me from wearing a hippie headband, and many wear all kinds of bling-blings, same goes for wearing a star out of a dollar bill on the shirt or a Japanese maple leaf as a charm.

  • I always think a uniform is better because regardless of the kids economic background they are all even and wearing the same. In American culture where kids wear there own clothes in the main to school it exposes the poorer kids which can lead in many cases to bullying or the children feeling inferior to others because there parents coudnt afford the latest design clothing.

    • So instead of teaching the children that everyone is deserving of respect - no matter their clothes and so on, it's better that they get a fake sense of equality? That does explain the American mindset a little. Thanks.

    • Well they are all "equal" whatever back round or race they come from and wearing a uniform helps avoid pointing out who's got what and who's poor and who's rich.

  • Welcome to the real work. This isn't going away

    • Lol, never need subjected to it. We don't wear uniforms and girls aren't send home from school due to outfits.

  • Yes. It takes away status and makes everyone just equal students. Some kids can’t afford the latest fashions

    • So instead of teaching children to respect everyone a- despite of class difference and work towards minimizing that inequality, just make them have the illusion of everyone being equal?

    • Hey isn’t that what you liberals want is total equality?

  • Uniform codes aren’t solely for that- it’s also to make the economic classes equal so that the poor kids don’t wear the same things while the rich white girls wear bling and fancy stuff

  • Yes.

  • All for it, in uniforms all dress the same, eliminates peer shaming for not having certain brands of clothes or shoes

    • I'm more for teaching children not to shame - children are smart creatures if you nurture it, it is possible to teach them respect.