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KHS dress code ban on earrings.

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King Salvia --- 4 years ago -

Evening KU, KHS student, longtime lurker here to ask for opinions regarding Kingwood High school's dress code and how it unfairly does not allow for male students to wear earrings. This is a clear double standard. Females are permitted to wear earrings, Males are not. If the dress code allowed for males to wear hats, but females could not, even you MAGA circle jerks would be able to see how unfair this rule is.

I have no problem debating this issue.

However please keep your responses clear and respectful, if I wanted to hear or see unfunny memes, I'd go on your kids social media. /s 

whatchamacallit --- 4 years ago -

TROLL

allowed for males to wear hats, but females could not, even you MAGA circle jerks would be able to see how unfair this rule is.


However please keep your responses clear and respectful, if I wanted to hear or see unfunny memes, I'd go on your kids socail media. /s?

Way to lead by example. Also, great try at trying to get people on your side. No wonder you people have such a difficult time getting people to see your side. 

King Salvia --- 4 years ago -

Way to lead by example and also great try at trying to get people on your side

If you deny that there is a large vocal group of Trump supporters on KU then you don't frequent here much clearly, you did not understand the /s (It means sarcasm)
Thank you for your clear response to my post regarding the high school's dress code. I am always eager to hear someone else's point of view.

Jesus, and I thought the liberals got triggered  

Karras --- 4 years ago -

Here is the dress code for Humble ISD. Seems reasonable.

"
Dress Code Highlights


Students and parents should keep these points in mind when planning outfits for school:

?Students at all grade levels may wear shorts, but ?short shorts? are forbidden. The length of shorts must be between the knee and mid-thigh.


?Fashions with slits above mid-thigh are not acceptable.


?Spaghetti straps, leotards and halters as an outer garment are not acceptable. Blouses covering tube tops must be buttoned.


?Female students may wear earrings only on the ears. Male students may not wear earrings. Jewelry may not be worn in other pierced areas of the body.

?Visible tattoos are not permitted.

?Students must wear shoes. Steel-toed shoes, house slippers, cleats and roller or wheeled shoes are not permitted. In addition, elementary students may not wear flip-flops or heels above one-half inch.


?Sleepwear may not be worn at school.


?Excessively loose or tight garments are not acceptable. All clothing should be appropriately fitted.


?All shirts must be worn so as not to expose the bare chest. Tank tops or undershirts are not to be worn as outer garments. The midriff must not be exposed when a student goes through the normal activities of a school day, including bending, stretching or reaching.


?Male students are not allowed to wear shirts without sleeves.


?Elementary students are not allowed to wear makeup.


?Sunglasses are not allowed to be worn in the school building.


?Sideburns must be trimmed neatly and not extend below the ear. Mustaches and beards are not allowed.


?Hairstyles must be neat, clean and well groomed. Hair that is dyed an unnatural color, such as green or orange, is not permitted.

Any form of dress that attracts undue attention, is unsafe, disrupts school, is considered gang related or detracts from the learning process is not acceptable. Administration and faculty have the right to consider any current fashion or fad and determine whether it is appropriate for school.


And honestly, unless you are a rock star or a pirate guys shouldn't wear earrings. 

King Salvia --- 4 years ago -

And honestly, unless you are a rock star or a pirate guys shouldn't wear earrings.

Why should guys not wear earrings? How does it distract from learning when a female wearing them would not? Thank you for posting the entire dress code! 

Karras --- 4 years ago -

Why should guys not wear earrings?
Because they are guys. Girls wear earrings. There is a difference.

You should be more worried about your grades and doing something with your life, rather than if you can be Jack Sparrow.

But seeing that this is your biggest concern with your school, I can already tell you are destined to be on your parent's coach after you graduate. 

AMDG --- 4 years ago -

Mark - Is there a process in place for you to challenge this rule. Is there a student government that can make your case to the administration ?? If that does not work can you work with your fellow students to show this is an issue with enough students to go to the district office. Can you write an article making your case in the school paper ? 

Karras --- 4 years ago -

It's an Humble ISD rule, not a KHS rule. He needs to go to schedule himself to speak at the next Humble ISD board meeting. Humble ISD needs to know about this injustice and how him not being able to wear earrings prevents him from getting a good education. 

King Salvia --- 4 years ago -

Why should guys not wear earrings?
Because they are guys. Girls wear earrings. There is a difference.

You should be more worried about your grades and doing something with your life, rather than if you can be Jack Sparrow.

But seeing that this is your biggest concern with your school, I can already tell you are destined to be on your parent's coach after you graduate.



That was an incredible response, to be clear I don't want to wear earrings, however it's concerning that if I did want to i would not be allowed to. your logic is superb, however i believe you meant couch* also you used an incorrect verb form after a modal.

Now I love to debate, so I'm going to try my best to break down your logic and evaluate it from as many different perspectives as I can so that I can understand where you're coming from.

Firstly you assume this is my priority but I assume since the actual response to my post is so unsubstantive and lacks too much real substance you must just assume I'm some lazy, bad, kid. Trust me I can tell from your 50-word excuse for a response that you're not too bright.

You have not answered my question yet though, why can boys not wear earrings? Becuase you personally do not like how it looks? Becuase your perception of societal norms tells you that it's not right? and even if you still fail to respond to how a male wearing an earring distracts you from learning. Though based on your response I'm not sure you learned much anyways. 

King Salvia --- 4 years ago -

He needs to go to schedule himself to speak at the next Humble ISD board meeting.

I'll think about it, also you need to understand that I simply see this as a double standard placed on males. Not as some great civil rights injustice. You created that narrative because you have a predisposition regarding my position. 

TinktheSprite --- 4 years ago -

Back in the day, we fought for girls to wear pants to school. First pants were only to be worn on Fridays and rainy days. Then it laxed all together within one year. The thing is, we were allowed to wear bare midriffs, short-shorts, flip flops, and scarves, too. And we couldn't wear our jeans?! NOne of it ever makes sense. Keep up the battle. Every generation has it's fashion fights in school life. Later on, very soon in your life, it won't even matter. 

Karras --- 4 years ago -

You have not answered my question yet though, why can boys not wear earrings?

Because our society has certain standards for males and females. When a boy dresses like a girl it is distracting. It would be the same if he wore a dress, makeup, high heels etc.

As for you being on the debate team. Big frickin' deal. Ted Cruz was a champion debater and he got his arse handed to him by President Trump. 

AMDG --- 4 years ago -

I simply see this as a double standard placed on males.

You may well be absolutely right. This may be completely unfair. A good early life lesson is life is not always fair. But I, and I think the school administration would admire a student who perceived an injustice, and addressed it appropriately through an established process.

It would also make a great college application essay

Good luck with your crusade. 

King Salvia --- 4 years ago -

When a boy dresses like a girl it is distracting. It would be the same if he wore a dress, makeup, high heels etc.


If you are distracted by a male wearing an earring, in the same way you would be distracted by a male wearing a dress you may just have an attention disorder such as ADD.
It is not uncommon for males to wear earrings in our society. I bring up the fact I debate because anyone that had any idea how to form a coherent argument would cringe at poor excuse for a defense of your position. As I said, it's not uncommon for a male to wear an earring, again I ask, why (other than because it's weird and feminine to you or to your idea of societal norms) can men not wear earrings? 

King Salvia --- 4 years ago -

You may well be absolutely right. This may be completely unfair. A good early life lesson is life is not always fair. But I, and I think the school administration would admire a student who perceived an injustice, and addressed it appropriately through an established process.

I do not even expect to make a change, I want to feel out the response I'll get from parents/adults regarding the issue. Thanks for the comment, I appericate it. 

kimintx --- 4 years ago -

As a parent of a KPHS student... You probably dont want my opinion because I would not allow or want my son to wear an earring. 

TinktheSprite --- 4 years ago -

When a boy dresses like a girl it is distracting.
Weak argument. When a girl dresses like a girl, it's distracting to some, too. 

Karras --- 4 years ago -

But I, and I think the school administration would admire a student who perceived an injustice, and addressed it appropriately through an established process.

Not being able to wear an earring is an injustice?

There are much bigger issues with public education than perceived unfairness. 

King Salvia --- 4 years ago -

Not being able to wear an earring is an injustice?

Your intentional misrepresentation of our arguments just shows how weak your argument is. It is an injustice, but it is not priority number one obviously. The injustice is, the dress code very clearly states that some options of dress are available to some students but not others. 

Karras --- 4 years ago -

other than because it's weird and feminine to you or to your idea of societal norms) can men not wear earrings?

It sounds like you have a bigger issue than boys wearing earrings. Sounds like you have a problem with society treating boys differently than girls. 

King Salvia --- 4 years ago -

It sounds like you have a bigger issue than boys wearing earrings. Sounds like you have a problem with society treating boys differently than girls.

Not particularly, it sounds like you are dodging the arguments I am making because you have none on your own. You've been great to talk to but unless you want to continue being embarrassed by a high schooler while simultaneously not responding to the very valid issue, but debatable, issue I have regarding the dress code, might as well just go find another post to talk on. Also, if you don't think this is the least bit embarrassing, that's because you've probably been too distracted by something shiny or a male with long hair. Would also explain why you don't really respond to my points huh? 

sheddy --- 4 years ago -

When I go to the beach, men go bare chested. I suppose women could say that is sexist and unfair, but to be honest I'd rather have everyone wear a shirt! Lol. Why can't a school just have their rules? They did when I was growing up and everyone just accepted them. Of course, back then no man would have worn an earring, because everyone would have questioned masculinity. For better or worse, times have changed. 

King Salvia --- 4 years ago -

When I go to the beach, men go bare chested. I suppose women could say that is sexist and unfair,
They do it's called #freethenipple 

Karras --- 4 years ago -

Would also explain why you don't really respond to my points huh?

What point? You are just creating some circular argument. You are no different than my three year old who asks "why" after I give him an answer to his questions. 

whatchamacallit --- 4 years ago -

Karras, Why bother with this person? They come on here and insult the very people who's opinion they claim to want, call people names when they don't agree with their viewpoint and hide behind a false claim of sarcasm. Sound familiar? How weak! Probably some regular poster under a new id name just trolling. If not and they really are a high school student, the same applies. Do you really think they want an adult opinion? Of course not! 

DVaz --- 4 years ago -

Until the mid-90's Kingwood schools didn't allow male students to have hair passed the shoulder!

Most "crazy" dress code rules are because some cause major distractions. But, some are just old school conservative nonsense that is just plain ridiculous.

Are PACE & Quest High Schools different? 

smartypants --- 4 years ago -

I don't think Quest is any different.

Interesting thing about school is that their goal is supposed to be to prepare children for their adult life in society. Part of this preparation is socialization. The elementary schools have manners banquets, for example. I don't think it's a bad thing if young people abide by this dress code while they are in school, which seems similar to business casual attire. Business casual for men does not usually include piercings of any kind, though earrings are acceptable for women in our culture.

The male earring thing is kind of a fashion statement like a tattoo. Maybe, after graduation, you will work in the music industry. If that's the case, you can then wear what you like, and still collect a paycheck.

Another part of the preparation for adult life is discipline. Many places of business require men to wear ties. I don't know a man alive who enjoys wearing a tie, but they do it, because it is what is required of their profession. They want the job, and the freedom the income gives them when they aren't at work, so that is the trade-off.

I understand that dress codes are a big deal to young people, and you may not see the logic at this time. In high school, I didn't either, but was so glad I didn't go to Catholic school where everyone had to wear uniforms. BLAH! High school is a short time in one's life (hopefully), and you will have years for self expression.

There are studies which show that when people dress relatively conservatively, they take their work more seriously. That would make them more likely to be successful in the classroom, and that's something every teacher wants for his/her students. 

Karras --- 4 years ago -

How weak! Probably some regular poster under a new id name just trolling.

Probably Fuzz. 

CavemanBarney --- 4 years ago -

What smartypants said! 

moneypenny --- 4 years ago -

Hilarious!!! Haha! This guy is awesome! 

Eliza2 --- 4 years ago -

Men wore all kinds of jewelry throughout the ages up to the Victorian period-bracelets, pins, necklaces, rings and earrings. 

JustWatching --- 4 years ago -

I wear one diamond earring in my left ear. I like it and get compliments on it all the time. However, the dress code is the dress code. There must be a way to convey your grievance. Follow all the rules and see if you can get the rule changed.

Even the work place rules are changing to allow earrings for men. My work place does. 

Butterbean --- 4 years ago -

I have no objection to guys wearing bras. 

sheddy --- 4 years ago -

Some men you use a bra! Lol 

witchywoman --- 4 years ago -

And honestly, unless you are a rock star or a pirate guys shouldn't wear earrings.?


And all this time I pictured you with one through your nose.

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Zapper009 --- 4 years ago -

I actually cannot decide if this is a "TOOL" or a "TROLL"???

Post something of substance, please... 

sdanielmcev --- 4 years ago -

Op, you don't explain why it is unfair. Girls wear earrings, guys don't. 

Leila --- 4 years ago -

I think it is fine for schools to have dress codes. What if they asked you to wear a uniform you didn't like? You would wear it or move somewhere else.

It is the same as the work place. Depending on where you work you will have a certain standard of dress. When you get home, you wear what you please.

A big part of the job of schools is to prepare students for the world of work..so there you go!

I wouldn't want my kids to attend school with lax standards for anything- dress, discipline, academics. 

The Awe Inspiring JoelleDrees (Mod) --- 4 years ago -

I went to a high school in South Texas that allowed boys to wear up to 7 piercings in each ear. They were also allowed facial hair. And this was in the 90's. I didn't find it distracting at all. Who cares if guys wear them? 

TinktheSprite --- 4 years ago -

Thing is, there are dress codes in life everywhere we go. Recent prime example in the news is United Airlines and the dress code they require for their pass riders.

You can agree or disagree. These kinds of social battles will be here for the rest of your life. Choose wisely. 

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