A 17-year-old student is sent home because her dress "makes the teacher uncomfortable"
March 01, 2021
When it comes to school, every student has the duty to respect the rules and to adapt to the standards promoted by the institution. It is about learning discipline and respect for the rules and obviously trying not to break them in any case. A 17-year-old student, named Karis, was sent home after her teacher pointed out that the dress she was wearing could make one of the other students or one of the school's teachers uncomfortable. The implication, therefore, was that the girl's outfit could somehow "distract" the male eye of students and teachers. The girl's father, Christopher, went on a rampage when he saw his daughter come home.
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Karis gave her father permission to share the photo of her outfit and make the whole unpleasant story known. The girl showed up at school "inappropriately" dressed according to her teacher, a woman - in a dress that made both her and her assistant, a young man, uncomfortable. Her outfit, as can be seen from her photo, consisted of a long-sleeved, high-necked white T-shirt, partially covered by a black dress, which is at least knee-length. What was wrong with that? Perhaps the dress, with its lace embroidery, was too reminiscent of nightwear? The fact is that it was enough to prevent Karis from beign allowed to stay in the classroom and attend her lesson. The young woman returned home in tears, humiliated and suddenly unsure about what she considered to be a simple dress that she felt comfortable in.
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Evidently, however, that dress put the girl at ease but not the teachers, who considered it appropriate enought to send her away from the classroom. On this matter, public opinion is strongly divided between those who always and in any case agree with the school and its rules and those who, on the other hand, find that there was nothing wrong with that dress. Surely, it's right to respect a dress code appropriate to the environment - you cannot present yourself for an exam in shorts and summer flip flops, for example - but in the absence of mandatory uniforms, it becomes increasingly difficult to establish what is acceptable or not. The day after the incident, Karis' classmates stood up for her, while her father, furious, commented on the incident with a live Facebook video.
What do you think? Was the teacher right to remove the girl from the classroom or did the whole thing take on a totally absurd tone? Let us know your opinion in the comments!