Sunday, December 7

Should Schools Enforce Dress Codes? My CBC Radio "The 180" Interview

Last week, I was interviewed by Jim Brown at the CBC Radio show "The 180" about dress codes in schools. Regular readers already know my thoughts, as I've written about them before here (which is how the show found me):

http://thismomloves.blogspot.ca/2014/06/in-defense-of-school-dress-codes.html

When looking at events taking place at other schools (currently being covered in the media) my overall analysis is that the dress codes aren't the problem. How they are being explained is an issue (because no, dress codes do not exist so that boys can focus/control themselves or because there's anything wrong with the female body) as well as how they're enforced. I would be upset too if girls were always being taken to task while the boys' infractions were ignored, if indeed that is the case.



The show presented both sides of the argument, and I'd love to know what you think - whether you agree or (respectfully) disagree!

http://www.cbc.ca/the180/2014/12/03/do-school-dress-codes-unfairly-sexualize-girls/

(Click "Listen" to hear the interviews)


1 comments:

Sally said...

Listened to it, loved it. Agree with you, already challenging what my daughter wears!