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Brickbat: Too Much Thigh

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Ed Uthman

Officials at England's Bridlington School have amended the dress code to require all students to wear official school trousers sold by approved vendors. Previously, female students were allowed to wear skirts, but officials say male faculty members were uncomfortable when trying to police rules on skirt length.

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  1. Title IX (which is so crucial a thing that I assume it extends everywhere) is now satisfied in this matter.

    1. They should ban just panties.

  2. Another parent claimed that female staff at the school fail to set a good example. She said: “Some female staff wear high heels, short skirts and low-cut blouses.

    Are they going to be wearing trousers?”

    For the sake of the lads’ trouser fronts, I hope so.

  3. The rule change comes after a male teacher challenged a girl on the shortness of her skirt, only to be told: “You shouldn’t be looking at my legs.”

    Awesome. No doubt thought she was being clever. Enjoy your pantsuits now, lassie.

    1. “You shouldn’t be looking at my legs.”

      If you don’t want people looking at your legs, don’t put them on display for the whole world to see. If you make no effort to cover them, you have no expectation of privacy.

      1. I’ve never understood the mindset of someone who dresses to show off part of her body, then gets pissed because people notice. I’m not sure I want to understand either.

        1. BOOBS.

          You don’t me looking….well, I’m always going to look, so really, it’s not on you. It’s me.

          Anyhoo….

        2. Only the really cute boys are allowed to look.

          1. ^^This. They really think they can demand that only a small subset of the male population actually sees the skin; the rest are somehow supposed to read the girls’ minds and know they’re not supposed to look.

    2. It’s the UK. As a white male I would be scared shitless of being thrown in the slammer for violating some vaguely written anti-discrimination rule.

  4. Uniform breaches are already a major problem for the comprehensive which currently spends ?25,000 a year on an isolation room for pupils who staff have deemed to be breaking dress rules.

    In the school’s defense, that room is rented from a nearby 5 star hotel.

    Once this new policy works and the number of violations drops, the Daily Mail headline can be London Breaches Falling Down. (You’re welcome.)

      1. But will the gaze follow the breaches?

    1. We shall fight on the britches, we shall fight in the faculty lounge, we shall fight in the athletic fields and on the skirts, we shall fight in the halls; we shall never surrender.

      1. Never, never, never, never, never

        quit

        enforcing the dress code.

  5. …but officials say male faculty members were uncomfortable when trying to police rules on skirt length.

    This is essentially why I can’t tint my car windows. Liberty is being curbed to accommodate policing.

    1. You can’t tint your car windows? Have you tried sunglasses?

      1. THE COPPERS CAN STILL SEE IN MY VEHICLE WHETHER I WEAR SUNGLASSES OR NOT.

        1. But they can’t see the whites of your eyes, so

          RACIST!

        2. I was gonna say they wouldn’t be able to see into your soul, but…

  6. You’re off to a good start this morning, Fist.

      1. Good point.

        FoE, where can I get the coffee you drink?

        1. He doesn’t drink coffee, he has IV Amphetamines hooked up at 4:30am

          1. Is he looking for a new meth vender? I’m asking for a friend.

        2. I don’t care for coffee. True story.

          Plus I waited around for someone else to join in the commenting but no one came. NO ONE CAME.

          1. Worst. Porno. Ever.

            1. What if they threw a Global Orgasm Day and no one came?

          2. If a comment falls in HyR, and no one’s here to see it, does Dave Weigel still bitch about it DESPITE BEING WAY TOO BUSY FOR THIS LOT LOL LIKE HE HAS TIME FOR REASON AND COMMENTERS COMMENTING ABOUT HIM DESPITE SEEMING TO KNOW ABOUT PEOPLE COMMENTING ABOUT HIM LOL CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT??

            1. That was bizarre. Weigel is way too knowledgeable about this comment section to be anything but a regular reader. The fact that he does not post here under his own name makes me think he must post with a sockpuppet.

              1. Alright, everyone produce a blood sample and let Warty dip a hot coil into it. It is the only sure way to learn which one of you is Weigel.

                1. I saw that movie. Warty is Weigel then?

                2. I saw that movie. Warty is Weigel then?

              2. It’s possible to read the comments without posting. I did for years…

                1. It’s not possible to totally know what’s going on in the comments without reading them, which is what Weigel posits.

                  “Totes don’t troll or read – MAN CAN YOU BELIEVE WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT US LOL!”

                  What a disingenuous fucktard.

            2. I thought it was common knowledge around here that Weigel’s sock puppet isd that guy, um.. what’s the name… Peanut butter? Um… Poor boy? … Naw.. Phat bastard? It’s right on the tip of my tongue…

          3. Heresy.

  7. Being a colonial myself, and having visited 3 of the other colonies, and Old Blighty itself, I was under the impression that all schools in the UK enforced the wearing of uniforms.

  8. I actually think that this is precisely the correct approach. In the US, it has become quite fashionable for feminists to complain about any and all efforts to place standards, restrictions or even best-practice recommendations for female attire in various professional settings, such as the legal field. They inevitably gripe that such standards would never be imposed upon men. The only reasonable approach, given their desire for fairness (HAHAHAHA), that women should also be required to wear pantsuits and long sleeve button up shirts like their male colleagues.

    1. Uh, hello – tartan skirts, ruffled blouses and cardigan sweaters for the BOYS, you cis-gendered patriarchal rape-apologist SHITLORD.

  9. We don’t need no education…we don’t need no thought control. Come on! Altogether now! It’s quite catchy once you begin…Hey, teacher leave those kids alone!

    /verbalizes guitar rif that follows.

    1. All in all, you’re just another,
      Breach in the wall.

  10. You know who else was concerned with school girls?…

    1. The hot lesbian teacher in that “documentary” I watched.

    2. The Japanese?

    3. Sting?

    4. Lindsay Lohan?

      1. Me. Until I got fired.

  11. I attended a British school and our mums dressed us the way the headmaster ordered, but that was before the Beatles recorded A Hard Day’s Night.

  12. I always wondered why they let women have two sets of clothing for places with dress codes. It just seemed like inviting headaches. If someone makes a fuss about controlling women’s bodies because they aren’t allowed to wear club wear then just switch ’em all over to the male standard and tell them “equality bitches”. So much simpler and has the bonus they’ll learn to keep their idiotic protest to themselves unless they lose their advantages.

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