While I feel bad for girls in countries like the US who are getting sent home for wearing shorts, I can’t help but feel jealous over how lucky they are to be able to wear their own clothes at all.
While I was in school, I had to wear a uniform. A button up shirt, trousers, uncomfortable dress shoes and a tie at the very minimum. If it was cold, we were only allowed to wear an itchy, heavy jumper. You know what was even worse? Due to the matieral the shirts were made of, they were partially see through in the way you could see bras through them. So, if our bras were any other colour than white or skin colour, we’d get sent home.
IF OUR SHIRT WASN’T TUCKED IN OR OUR TIE WAS TOO LOOSE OR TOO SHORT, WE’D GET YELLED AT.
If we wore any item of clothing that didn’t suit the uniform, even if it was just a zip up hoodie to keep out the cold, we’d be made to take it off.
If it was hot, we didn’t have an option to wear knee length shorts. Trousers, or a skirt with thick, itchy leggings. The shirts weren’t exactly breathable, either. And the tie around our necks made things worse.
The only time we’d get to wear shorts was during P.E. AND THEN???
In the Winter we weren’t allowed to wear a jumper on top of the shirt. Even if it was raining.
And despite all that, I was still kind of lucky because my school didn’t have gender-orientated colour schemes with their uniform, like my boyfriend’s did.
Yeah, I know being told what to wear is horrible and they’re being sexist by making girls cover up their shoulders and thighs. I’m not saying you should stop trying to change things (definitely keep doing so), but you should still feel lucky as you still have more freedom than I and many others did/had.
My school wasn’t even a private one. Crappy public school and those were the rules, yo.
Just thought I’d rant about my own experience.