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originally posted by: johnb
Yeah same here my school didn't allow mohicans or the like and that was the 1980's and most schools were the same.
This is the same issue as being required to wear a school uniform as stated above it's about the schools image as a place of learning not a fashion show.
originally posted by: Benevolent Heretic
Once again, I'm glad I don't have kids. This country doesn't treat them with any respect.
originally posted by: Spider879
My youngest daughter went through kindergarten and high school in very conformist Japan without a problem came home with very good grades loved by all, she just had them cut because she wanted a new look after turning 18 but a "non conformist" school district in America have a problem??
So having lighter skin, especially among the older/more traditional people, is viewed as a vanity symbol or beauty symbol. My wife, thankfully, isn't in that traditional camp. She gets darkdarkdark during the summer. I wish it would stay year round, though.
From our lives beginning on
We are pushed in little forms
No one asks us how we like to be
In school they teach you what to think
But everyone says different things
But they're all convinced that
They're the ones to see
So they keep talking and they never stop
And at a certain point you give it up
So the only thing that's left to think is this
I want out
I think that has more to do with the role women play in our society as far as determining cultural beauty. Which, if true, makes the whole fat shaming thing more an issue of self loathing than anything else. We all have that little bit of it inside.
originally posted by: Hecate666
I would be quite annoyed if there were no restrictions on white kids. But they can't just have any hairstyle and also must conform by having a 'sanctioned' style. Every week there is a 'sad' looking estate mum whose kid can't have a mohecan or a hipster style, others are about girls who can't dye their hair an 'outrageous' colour, not even Henna.
Is it the same in America? Or are white kids allowed to do what they want with their hair?
I'm seriously asking.
To me a 'natural' Afro if just loose may be a non fitting style. Unless it is short.