Posted by elektros (other posts) on August 31, 2017 at 17:51:00 Previous Next
In Reply to: Re: 11 Most Bizarre (School) Dress Code Rules ( Mom.Me) posted by elektros on August 31, 2017 at 17:46:38:
: : : We live in a time when human rights to life and freedom are evaporating, and these restrictions continue. It is never too late in life to be free and ourselves.
: : I think this might be a little blown out of proportion. In the United States, we also live in a time when gay marriage is legal across every state, marijuana legalization and decriminalization is progressing across more states, abortions are legal, and other freedoms that weren't necessarily available 54 years ago. Yes there are certain backwards people and school districts still around, but these are the minority. And while the current president is more regressive than I like, I don't feel my right to long hair is any way threatened. Rather the trend of long hair on males seems to be taking more of a foothold on the men I see out and about.
: And yet, with the sole exception of DC (DC Human Rights Act), we still do not enjoy any legal protection for long hair in the US. OK, California has the Unruh Act, but that is for customers in shops, and does not cover employment.
: The EU has Article 10 of the Human Rights Act, which protects self-expression, but the UK is about to Brexit, and UK courts have never properly interpreted Article 10 to protect long hair anyway.
Shouldn't reply to myself, but there has been one encouraging development in the UK affecting schools. The UK Dept of Ed has made a rule that all items allowed for one gender in a school dress code are automatically allowable for the other gender, whether the school likes it or not. Not sure if it applies to hair, but it ought to.