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IN Lifestyle ON 04 Dec, 2015
Women have the right to wear whatever they want. They should not be bound by unnecessary social rules and obligations. There is nothing as such as appropriate or inappropriate. I think almost all of us agree.
If you are comfortable in your skin, then, just give it a go and don't care about what others think. Take a look what women around the world carried in 2015 that were shockingly banned. Once you go through, do not forget to share your opinions in the comment section below.
People notice and comment on everything about women's fashion. Be it the hair, the less clothing or even the exaggerated clothing. There have been many common and trivial accessories that people had an issue with.
In Poole, England, a woman planning to work at a company also has to decide to change her appearance right from the day she starts applying for the job. Like a woman had to take out her braids and only then she could take up the job offered by a business venture. She obviously declined. The woman posted on Facebook, "This type of discrimination should not still be happening in this day and age and any establishment still condoning such practices deserve to be shamed and criticised. I am disgusted that I had to be subjected to such behaviour in this 21st century."
A school prom was evaded by a group of students after the principal told one of the female students that she wasn't allowed to wear a tuxedo to the prom. According to the student's mother, the principal apparently told her that the prom wouldn't be worked upon by the faculty if the women wear tuxes. In his exact words, "Girls wear dresses and boys wear tuxes, and that's the way it is." The student is a top academic scholar of the school, and she felt that the school used her. That's what she had shared with her mother. Her mother was quoted saying to The News-Star, "I feel like he's taking his values and throwing them on my daughter because of what her preference is and what she represents."
In South Carolina, a student wore a shirt that read, "Nobody knows I'm a lesbian." Then what? She was suspended! The shirt was termed as being 'distracting' and 'offensive' by the school but, when all the attention was given to the story the tune of the same school changed! This is where the proverb 'making a mountain out of a molehill' rightly fits! As explained by the school
So, it goes like this the teacher calls out a teenager in the hall and send her home after the teenage girl posts an image of herself in a skirt. This happened in Beaufort, South Carolina. "Thank you for bringing me to tears in front of my friends and classmates because you don't have the decency to pull me aside and explain the problem. Then, again I didn't have the decency to put on real clothes today." As the Student Body President, the teenager thanked the school for letting her realize that she was on the path to hard drugs and was a whore! She also added that probably without worrying about her skirt's length, in fact, the school should focus on its employees who had made misogynistic comments in the class according to her.
A 12-year-old Indianapolis student faced a three-day suspension. Guess why? Well, it seems her jeans were deemed as being too tight by the administrators of her school. She wore a different pair of pants to school for the next few days as suggested by her mother. Her mother exclaimed that it was very difficult to find a properly fit pair for her because of her small size. She was quoted saying to RTV6, "I just don't think it's appropriate to send her to school in sweatpants. It's dumbfounding." Others don't find alright what a few deem as being normal things to wear to school.
Women wearing niqabs, veils or 'anything of that type' have been banned from entering hospitals in Lombardy, Italy. The governor of the region said that the article of clothing has also been by the national laws and Lombardy was just trying to catch up to the laws. However, the use of veils and burqas are banned only in the local areas. There is no national ban as such in the country for their use.
The former-Conservative government raised the issue of wearing a niqab to swearing-in ceremonies for the new citizens of Canada during the country's recent election campaign. It should be noted that during those ceremonies the issue had been raised twice. The government had also appealed to the Supreme Court of Canada to ban the clothing item but, the Court had struck off the request. The Federal Court of Appeal had again denied the government's repeated appeals.... #sorrynotsorry. The attacks against Muslim women wearing a veil, across Canada, rose in number because of the issue and also, the new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the first place brought up the non-issue of the niqab and has condemned the attacks. During the election campaign, Trudeau said, "Those who would use the state's power to restrict women's religious freedom and freedom of expression indulge in the very same repressive impulse that they profess to condemn. It is a cruel joke to claim you're liberating people from oppression by dictating in law what they can and cannot wear."
A student was suspended after she wore a red dress for prom as the officials of the school found the dress 'too revealing'. This happened in Harrisburg, Penn. The student's mother told Penn Live, "I couldn't believe it. I don't see anything wrong with that dress. What do they want her to wear, a turtleneck?" Her daughter was targeted by the school as a plus-size woman is what she believed. The administrators of the school ripped up the letter of suspension in front of the mother and the daughter when the pair took it to them.
So here comes a rather hilarious incident where a teenager was sent home from a school for wearing a skirt that was too shirt and was again sent home from another school for wearing a skirt that was too long! The principal reportedly told her that her long skirt was disobeying a ban on religious dress. So, on two occasions she faced a ban on entering the school. Introduced in 2004, the ban mostly targeted the wearing of niqab and hijab (i.e. religious headdresses). A huge reaction on social media was provoked by the ban and twitter flooded with #JePorteMaJupeCommeJeVeux (I wear my skirt how I want). Maxi skirts are in trend currently though.
The people belonging to Hollywood are one such group you should definitely not piss off. A woman was sent away from entering Cannes film festival for wearing leather shoes instead of heels leading to an explosive uproar. The director of Cannes denied the rumors and exclaimed it as being false and baseless. But, people researched and found out that there was a rule stating 'women must wear heels' to the film festival. The conversation on Twitter was joined by many actors and actresses at Cannes. Emily Blunt reacted by saying, "Everyone should wear flats to be honest. We shouldn't wear high heels anyway."
Women can be fined in Ticino, Switzerland for wearing niqabs. And the amount charged is quite expensive. According to International Business Times, on 24th Nov. 50% of people in Ticino, the southern region of Switzerland near the Italian border voted in support of a ban on wearing a niqab. Fine up to 10,000 francs or $10,000 were charged from tourists and residents who were found wearing the coverings.
This year, a student in Toronto, Ont., Canada, was sent to the Vice Principal's office as she wore a crop top to school. She told in an interview in MTV News that she was asked to find something for covering up her shirt as it looked like a 'sports bra' or else something would be found for her by them. The student obviously denied covering up her crop top after returning. In fact, she continued wearing the same item of clothing. Later, an event was created on Facebook by her for which she received support from many of her friends across the school. Surprisingly, they all came to school the next day in crop tops!! She said, "I'm there to learn. End of story. What I wear in no way affects my ability to learn. The idea showing skin means that a woman is being 'provocative' is a blatant example of not only judging a book by its cover, but also the sexualization of every part of a woman's body."
A woman was given less hours of work because of her hairstyle at a restaurant. Based in Montreal, Que., Canada, the woman slapped her workplace with racial discrimination allegations. Recently, the restaurant withdrew after a failed trial at mediation with the woman to solve the issue. According to CBC Montreal, the Quebec Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission will investigate the case. The woman told CBC, "It's almost 2016 and racism is still out there. We thought this was all done and then we go to work and it's still there."
Students are banned from wearing yoga pants to school, unless they're worn with shorts, pants or a skirt. According to CBS Boston, the dress code's new revision was termed as 'body shaming' by the students. A male student said, "It's pretty much like the same thing that's going on in the Middle East. Women can't drive because it's a distraction to men and I don't think it's fair that we can take something away from the girls just because it's either distracting the guys or it's non-professional." Later, the principal took pride in the unity of the students over the pants. He was quoted saying to the People magazine, "This country was founded on rebellion. This country was founded on protest and we respect the kids who want to speak their minds and show their identity and who they are."
Skirts were banned from the school uniform by a school headmistress in the U.K. as according to her, they distracted the male employees. Students made the skirts hemline shorter by rolling them up. The headmistress asked them to lower the skirts back down and she had enough. She told The Telegraph, "Now, it's just a constant nag. Girls are coming in with skirts that just cover their bottoms- it's totally inappropriate." Some students were not so bothered with all this, but, one student said, "In this heat it is impractical and really uncomfortable to wear trousers. We are not boys and we want to wear skirts."