Wednesday, 9 September 2015
School Uniform Policy, Fair or a Breach Of Human Rights?
I think it is safe to say that I am a fan of brightly coloured hair. I am currently rocking blue hair but have been every colour from lilac to orange and pretty much every shade in-between.
This week, as the school gates open and kids of all ages start to go back to school, already I am fed up of newspaper articles full of whinging kids and their parents who are complaining that their crotchfruit has been sent home from school because their hair does not meet the school standard.
This article in the Metro tipped me over the edge.
This young lady went to school with a leopard print hair cut and didn't think that the school should have a problem with it.
Now I love a bit of leopard print but FOR FUCKS SAKE. THIS IS SCHOOL. They have a uniform policy and whether you agree with it or not, THAT IS THE RULE.
What makes it worse is her mother is whinging to the media that her daughters human rights have been breached.
NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO.
Your daughters human rights have been breached if she has been sold into slavery, your daughters human rights have been breached if she has been tortured, or not given the freedom to practice her religion and unless the god to which she worships is Bet Lynch then NO, her human rights have not been breached.
Is it unfair?
Possibly, I am all for being as creative as possible. Over the summer my 15yr old daughter had purple hair, but you know what? First day back at school she walked in with hair that will (just about) pass the dress code.
IF this child wanted to be a leopard then she had all damn summer to be a leopard and fair play to her, I won't judge but the school has made the rules and they are to be obeyed. Pretty much every school now has a strict policy on hair colour and trends. SUCK IT UP.
But you know what kids, THAT IS LIFE. In life there are rules that have to be obeyed. You can't challenge the rules and then whinge that your human rights have been breached. That makes a mockery of every person in the world who currently are having their human rights breached.
School uniform policy can be a pain in the arse, but the rules are set out clearly for everyone to follow, why should they get special treatment?
What do you think? Is school uniform policy too strict? Should teenagers be able to have their hair how they want and express themselves creatively? OR are the rules there to help protect the children from themselves, (and their stupid mothers)
Let me know
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