Even Schools Find "shave It" Repulsive

spring15

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So I was having a browse on my old high school's website, went through the school rules. Came across this. Now it is a public school, but in a high income area. They don't want their reputation damaged via ugly baldies :Do_O:eek:

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Sorry but I would tell the principle at this school to take this rule and shove it in their ***. This is bullshit.
I think it's reasonable to expect the students to not look like total freaks or whatever, and forbid extreme appearances. But stuff like 'hair shouldnt touch the shirt', 'hair should be off the face' or 'only natural color' is stupid.
 

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Acording to my theory is better have a sufficient hair lenght,...., also in certains etnias that dont develope common hair loss usually wear long hair, native americans,or rastafaris are examples.
OTOH, style hair sometimes define the personality of the person or institution in ths case
 

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Ah its fine. I doubt anyone is a norwood 4 at 16 years old and I'm sure they make exceptions for those with cancer or alopecia
 

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Yep, I'm from the U.K. and they had this rule at my school back in the day. I was one of the few who could grow a proper beard as a teenager, so I would proudly grow it out as much as possible. My headteacher (who wore rings, earrings, nail polish and all kinds of artificial cosmetic stuff) would tell me off for having even 3 days of stubble. She'd literally go looking for me sometimes to check if I'd shaved. I remember she said I wouldn't allowed to be in our leavers photo because I'd had a beard at the time. I'm not a confrontational guy at all, but I always did everything I could to rile her up because she absolutely deserved it - She obviously took a lot of pride in her own experience, yet expected me to conform and have no pride in how I looked. Then when my brother and his mates (who went to this school too) all got matching buzzcuts for a laugh, she gave off to them for that too.

Funny how shaved heads and beards are both looked upon so negatively by society.
 
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I don't find this strange at all and it's pretty normal in the Anglosphere. I went to a selective school and everyone had to wear the uniform in a certain way and style their hair. It's actually good because in some ways it's part of discipline and uniformity of all members. You have to remember some of these schools have a history going back to the 19th century and they want to create a feeling of oneness like you may see in the military. I'm sure now with time, their standards have changed a little but the idea of avoiding extravagant hair styles and being clean will still be there. Since beards are in fashion perhaps 16-18 year olds will be allowed to have them but it must be kept very tidy. I wouldn't send my kid to a school with low educational standards obviously but also where kids may have tattoos, piercings and funky hairstyles or where you can stick on pink dye. It's one step away from other distractions like drugs, alcohol, bunking off school, generally not giving a ****. IMO you have your whole life to do that and be an adult and make your own choices, school should be serious with organised fun to help guide your growing mind.

Also Johnson is the only one who has stated the obvious - of course they will overlook the rare poor boy suffering from alopecia and the thread title is more a reflection of personal insecurities.
 

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The title was just a bit of tongue in cheek, all those rules were around when I was in high school, except the one where you can't have a shaved head. Perhaps due to it's correlation to a certain group on the right
 

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I don't find this strange at all and it's pretty normal in the Anglosphere. I went to a selective school and everyone had to wear the uniform in a certain way and style their hair. It's actually good because in some ways it's part of discipline and uniformity of all members. You have to remember some of these schools have a history going back to the 19th century and they want to create a feeling of oneness like you may see in the military. I'm sure now with time, their standards have changed a little but the idea of avoiding extravagant hair styles and being clean will still be there. Since beards are in fashion perhaps 16-18 year olds will be allowed to have them but it must be kept very tidy. I wouldn't send my kid to a school with low educational standards obviously but also where kids may have tattoos, piercings and funky hairstyles or where you can stick on pink dye. It's one step away from other distractions like drugs, alcohol, bunking off school, generally not giving a ****. IMO you have your whole life to do that and be an adult and make your own choices, school should be serious with organised fun to help guide your growing mind.

Also Johnson is the only one who has stated the obvious - of course they will overlook the rare poor boy suffering from alopecia and the thread title is more a reflection of personal insecurities.
You cant do that sh*t as an adult because jobs. What other time to experiment besides when you're young?
.dont see how its good either to be an ant. None of the public schools i went to in america had these wannabe military standards. Besides extreme cases like a big pink mohawk or whatever
 

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You cant do that sh*t as an adult because jobs. What other time to experiment besides when you're young?
.dont see how its good either to be an ant. None of the public schools i went to in america had these wannabe military standards. Besides extreme cases like a big pink mohawk or whatever

I did say organised fun. What I mean by that is you work hard and play hard. Some of the most difficult courses at top uni institutes (18 +) have some hardcore party animals who will try anything. That said, I think balance and moderation is important in life. And even in these elite schools (11-16), it's not all about working hard but also playing sport well and for sure they delve into experimenting with other stuff, seen it myself. It's just from a young age you're taught the value of everything at the right time, it will more likely set you up for a better life at an earlier age which also means less reliance and drain on parents too. This of course also depends on your genetic personality and intelligence and also the type of role models your parents are. I never caused any chaos for my rents growing up beyond some basic stupid stuff that all kids do. I remember when I achieved what I needed to at 18 and soon after I was given a good car, it's a two way thing in the sense I was making them proud. I'd want my kid to be set up at 23 for life.

If you become a parent you will not be saying or feeling that I want my kids to experiment and be crazy at some ordinary school. That can quickly backfire. You could end up with an unruly kid because you granted too much freedom without showing the important aspects of life. The kid could end up on drugs, doesn't go on to further education, gets into fights, I've even seen studies linking gender dysphoria due to a tough upbringing or other environmental factors.

There's no guarantee of anything in life to cut it short but surely we must try. You once mentioned having it hard at home and it took you a while to get out of that cycle, imagine you had different parents and were born in an affluent area, do you think you would be exactly the same person you are today? Of course not. It's a sad reality that we're all shaped by our childhood and environment to a certain extent.
 

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shaved my head at 16-17 down to a number one on the razor, looked great, baldness no longer visible. Was told if i did it again I would be suspended
 
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