“This girl was sent home today from a high school in Kentucky because she was breaking dress code. Female students are not allowed to show their collarbone because it’s distracting the male students.” (imgur.com)

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on Aug 14, 2015
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“Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.” ~ Janis Joplin

This girl was sent home today from a high school in Kentucky because she was breaking dress code. Female students are not allowed to show their collar bone because it’s distracting the male students.(imgur.com

I get it. We want students to have respectable attire. But rules are tough to enforce: ’cause humans love to loophole rules and exploit them and break them. So, we think making them tighter will work. It doesn’t. 

We don’t want Kentuckistan. We want freedom, and we want our children to learn. A middle way: not too tight, not too loose (as the Buddha put it) is the way to go.

It’s harder—we have to, you know, think—but it’s more fun.

Via Reddit, where the stories and jokes in the comments are right on: “They tried to ban girls from wearing anything that could reveal their bra strap for the same reason in my high school, so the girls just stopped wearing bras. Then they tried to make bras mandatory. Turns out a teacher asking a 16 year old if she’s wearing a bra or not could have some unfortunate legal ramifications.”

 

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7 Responses to ““This girl was sent home today from a high school in Kentucky because she was breaking dress code. Female students are not allowed to show their collarbone because it’s distracting the male students.” (imgur.com)”

  1. Josie says:

    May, 1972: librarian at my high school sent me to principal's office for not wearing a bra! She ran her finger down my back & wanted me sent home. I went to lost & found, used a sweater found there, put it on backwards to ensure that nothing was showing (nothing was anyway) so that I wouldn't miss a mandatory oral report in my final class for the day. Ridiculous! Good to know she couldn't get away with that nowadays.

  2. Anna W says:

    Why don't they just force girls to wear burka so that only their eyes are showing through (sarcasm intended). How about teaching boys to mind themselves rather than blaming girls for their unclean thoughts?

  3. Carlita says:

    thank you…

  4. Mohammed says:

    It’s funny someone should mention the ‘Burka’ here, because this incident carries exactly the same implications. Diluted or not, people let their own insecurities lead them to an irrational reaction that ruins someone else’s day.

    What should most definitely be taught is emotional awareness so we don’t confuse our own distraction with other people’s actions. Question: How come the home crowd doesn’t distract professional athletes? Because professional athletes (good ones at least) are trained to have a grip on their emotions (not through suppression); everyone needs that. It’s not the right for women to dress freely that needs to be fought for, it is the solar plexus and what it says that needs to be addressed.

  5. rage says:

    Funny how you guys mentioned a burkah but then the headscarves are banned. Clothing is ridiculed and lack of clothing is judged. Someone needs to make up their mind, about this dress code issue.

  6. labman57 says:

    I suspect that the only bone that needs to be held in check is the one in the principal’s pants.

  7. elephantjournal says:

    Wow. Silliness. And sad and maddening, but as you said, happy to know things are opening up generally here, at least a little

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