or maybe it's just one's insecurity about the position of ones gender in the world....
maybe they should dress the little girls up in burkas, and well, whip them if their shoes make too much noise, and hey, for lunch hour recess, they
can bury one of the girls in sand up to their necks and have fun.....
Saris huh?? So, I guess the male equivalent would be something like these?
since I can't see anyone sending their kids to school in one of these...
who's paying for all these fancy clothing anyways, the parents? or is taxpayer money?
I remember when I was a kid, our school decided that all the little girls should be wearing dresses to school in the middle of winter....my mom called
the school and asked them if they were planning on paying the hospital bill when I got pnumonia walking though the snow drifts that were up to my
thighs. I was sent to the office everyday till they changed the stupid rule while my parents and the school had their war. In the morning, while all
the little boys were sitting at their desks, doing homework or goofing around, whatever, all the little girls were lined up at the bathroom, waiting
their turn to change from the pants that they were to school into the dress....(wearing a dress outside in the middle of winter wasn't even close to
Later in life, I refused a job that was offered me in a bank, simply because they mandated the women to wear high heels.....those of you who have read
my posts regarding the healthcare system probably understand why I won't wear high heels!
traditional women's clothing has always been cumbersome, inappropriate, and restrictive. IF you don't believe me, you try wearing a dress in
sub-zero weather through snow drifts up to your behind!
If this story is true, I would about be willing to bet all the little boys got away with wearing western clothing, with maybe a fancy belt or
something, while all the little girls had to get all pretty with their flowing gowns and headscarves.
and, during recess, all the little boys went their way like they always have, and all the little girls sat around, unable to play because of their
get-ups....just like all the little girls in my elementary school, stood in line for about an hour waiting for their turn to change their
clothes....or maybe in the emergency room being treated for frostbite!
I'm much worse than my mom, if I had a daughter in such a predictament, I probably would send her to school in a burka, just to remind
tradition has not been kind to women!!!
[edit on 1-11-2007 by dawnstar]