are these students ass-clowns or ass-hats? Or even, perhaps, ass-pirates...
The governor of Arkansas has struck a blow for fashion and common decency by outlawing the practice among students of turning up to school with their trousers at half-mast. On Wednesday, Mike Beebe signed the historic bill which prohibits clothing which exposes "underwear, buttocks or the breast of a female". The move was …
According to TFA, the law prohibits exposure of "underwear, buttocks or the breast of a female".
Does it address the exposure of underwear or buttocks of males as well? The former is not an issue to which I necessarily desire a resolution; the latter most definitely is.
The law should stand until some over zealous plod arrests a lady for showing off her cleavage. Not sure whether this will happen on the street or on a beach, but it will go to court and common sense should prevail. As Arkansas is a tad warm in the summer, my guess is that this will happen sooner than later.
That is one of the intents of this law. But it only applies to public primary and secondary school students, and only when they're at school or school-sponsored events. (Cheerleaders' skimpy "uniforms" are specifically excluded.) Not such a big change, as most school districts already have dress codes banning cleavage and arse cracks; this just lets the schools blame someone else for the rule.
"Yoofs" have always done this, and it is a Good Thing.
I'd like to see you come up with a mechanism for flagging up the room-temperature IQ brigade which costs nothing, which the victims actually volunteer for, and which (Arkansas governors notwithstanding) actually does no harm to public morality or anyone's personal well-being.
There definitely is a fad with some groups in wearing trousers as low as possible. With the usual result that they have to waddle in a particular manner in order to keep them from falling down.
It gets scary coming past a high school some days, more coin slots than a parking meter factory.
And I'm in a country where school students have to wear a uniform — I shudder to think what it's like where free-dress is the norm.
Generally where I live the students are both better dressed and better behaved than in the UK. By better I don't mean necessarily more expensively but more neatly. Essentially the rule in most schools in Norway is that everyone has to wear clothing appropriate for the weather and that's about it. A few male teachers have been heard to complain that they don't know where to look when assisting female students in the summer but it seems to be regarded as of no great consequence.
And walking past a high school here is definitely not a scary experience (unless you find looking at good looking well dressed Norwegian girls scary).
And before someone brings up the idea that uniform is necessary to prevent competition and bullying the proper solution is to educate the young so that bullying is not seen as cool. Norway is not perfect in this regard but it does at least try and I don't mean that the schools simply rely on publishing an anti-bullying policy. And anyway I see teenagers dressed in a wide spectrum of styles and there seems not to be any antagonism between those who dress 'up' and those who dress 'down'.
Also it is much better to not have a uniform than have one that is not enforced.
Does anyone really care? Except the mentally deranged that is. What other people wear of their own free will is immaterial, although I do have misgivings about people being FORCED to wear certain clothing to comply with moral imperatives of a certain religion. As mentioned earlier, how can you complain about burqa's being forced on people by the morality of an outdated religion when you force other people to dress by the morals of YOUR outdated religion.
While I get a severe temptation to walk up to these kids, grab their belt loops and yank up their trousers, I also enjoy the sight of watching one of these fashion victims struggle up a flight of steps when the crotch of their jeans is somewhere around their knees! Priceless when they have to waddle up the steps while still trying to retain a look of "coolness", that being unable to walk around normally is a small price to pay to look that good! They all look like denim-clad Penguin's henchmen from Batman!
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