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Uniforms vs. Self-Expression by Kaxen6 Uniforms vs. Self-Expression by Kaxen6
Personally, I don't think school uniforms are a bad idea aside from when it involves mandatory skirts for girls or when the uniforms are ludicrously expensive... But I also have an obsession with uniforms so I'm totally biased.

Also, cool dictators have cool uniforms. Evil bastards are always cooler when they make everyone dress snappy!

Also, a proportion of any given population is stupid enough to follow anything they deem attractive and forgive all its flaws... Like Edward Cullen and any villain that gets Draco in Leather Pants treatment.

But the one argument against uniforms that always pissed me the hell off is "MY KID CAN'T EXPRESS THEMSELVES IN UNIFORMS!"

Apparently you have a child who is incapable of human speech, is a talentless hack who cannot do anything of interest, and has no personality outside of wearing products that commercials and peer pressure tell him to buy. GREAT KIDS. :roll:

Because rarely are the people who cite self-expression talking about shirts their kid personally made, it's always some raunchy shirt they bought or those stupid rubber band bracelets that schools think are the workings of Satan (but for some esoteric reason, never ban rubber bands) or whatever "scandalous" thing is popular at the moment with them young whippersnappers.

Though I can totally support going against the more insipid things schools have gone against. Like when kids get suspended because nail clippers are clearly part of some nefarious terrorist plot or when schools have rules against "gang colors" but then "gang color" gets defined as something nebulous like ANY SHADE OR AMOUNT OF RED. GANGS CAN'T OWN RED. It's even more baffling when the school's mascot color is... red... O_o HOW DOES THAT WORK?! Though McDonald's says it owns red and yellow (and the name McDonald) and will sue your ass over it. T-Mobile also thinks it owns magenta and will also sue your ass over that magenta square.

...this is why lawyers will all be shot when I'm a dictator.
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c27muskrat Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
have you ever had to wear uniforms,its not fun. i had to for 3 years and it was horrible D: i would get sent home all the time for stupid little things like my pants being brown not khaki or my shirt haveing snaps instead of buttons.
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Kaxen6 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010   General Artist
My elementary school had a short-lived attempt at uniforms and I was rather fond of it... though apparently no one else was.
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bubbles123karate Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Student General Artist
I have-- used to have a uniform for my school. I seem to have made it out better for it. Mind you, I have a strong dislike for fashion, so my uniform may have saved me from a lot of bullying.
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InfiniteFruit Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
...Hell, I wish we could have worn uniforms when I was still in school. :x

Yeah, and what's with banned colours? I've seen women from the Red Hat Society walk around in the streets sporting red and purple, but I didn't see them get stopped by anyone! Those old ladies were probably plotting something! They could have been armed with pepper spray and taisers and box cutters and nail clippers for all I knew! And youngsters can't sport similar colours without getting pulled off of the sidewalks? Where the heck is common sense in this society?

We need a time machine. That way, Kaxen can become dictator in the 1950's, and we would all be wearing uniforms. :plotting:

That, and my older sister would not have been screwed over by her lawyer. >____>
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Kaxen6 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010   General Artist
The odd bit is that age can make a big difference on what they think the color means.

I wear all black: ARE YOU EMO/GOTH?!
My boss wears all black: DID SOMEONE DIE?!

O_o


Why the 1950s?
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InfiniteFruit Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Um, yeah. True, that. :(

When I wear all black, I just tell them I'm a beatnik. Then I'd recite the lyrics to a few Jimi Hendrix songs to try and prove it. :lmao:

1950's? I guess I figured it would be a tactical time destination? :XD:
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AZNcelly Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Wearing headbands are signs of a ganster, and tis the reason why it's banned in my school. (Even though headbands were popular in the 80's, and not alot of people likes to wear them down here.)

I wear uniforms, and I don't care, because lots of people are still "in style". That, and I don't care.
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StephySkittles Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
Expression through clothing is stupid. I've seen too many of other classmates get bullied for not being able to afford those $120 jeans that the others can. Being fasionable is expensive. With uniforms, students don't have to worry about the clothing aspect of trying to fit in.
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Kaxen6 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010   General Artist
Yeah... Most of the history of fashion is being able to go "LOLOL I GOT SOMETHING MORE EXPENSIVE THAN YOU" >_>
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spartan-3x13 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
A government run by you in this fashion? ... I'd assist you in any way possible.
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Jesscookie Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
At least nobody will care if you wear the same thing everyday to school.
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LadyNagorm Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I want school uniforms at my school, it would make life a lot simpler. Generally, I pull the first thing I see out of my closet, and that doesn't always end well. Not that they look horribly sloppy and disgusting or anything, I just have odd friends. (there's a backstory for that) But if I mentioned anything to my principal, I'm fairly sure I'd be murdered before the day was over....
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Death-by-KIRA Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ya a couple years ago my class was talking about uniforms. Alot of people thought this.
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LadyNagorm Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Can I go to your school then? *giant begging eyes*
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Death-by-KIRA Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
haha no.... I dont go to that school anymore XD
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Kaira-Sakamoto Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
I was stuck in middle school with mandatory skirts. It sucked. Bad. Decent or nice shirts with just a simple logo are nice, but I was required to wear a type of sweater-vest-thing all year round.

It was hot.

I was stuck there for 2 years. -_-
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Jaegerofice Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
"My child can't experss himsel." At that point I allready started laughing. I have worn an uniform(military not school uniform, as we don't have school uniforms in here) and trust me the way you express yourself is in how you behave, talk and act. Not how you dress.

Nice, more reasons to support dictator Kaxen... that is if she beats me to the world domination. The deal for splitting the planet is still open(I'll have this side of planet you can have that side and australia).
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Biotype Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree, sadly enough. :noes::lol:
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Bublio53 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
I've always hated uniforms... school uniforms that is. :3 If it's for a profession, then fine! For instance I absolutely loved my Marching Band uniform. I felt like a soldier in it, but I'm never joining the army. lol ... Idk why, but I feel like almost anyone can pull off an officer-like uniform. That's another thing I hate... schools that force uniforms and some people just do NOT look good in them. :/
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Kiarra-Chan Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Student Writer
Never had uniforms, but the bracelts & rubber bands are banned. (As are, low cut shirts, short shorts, & hats.) A friend of mine had to get stiches, because a boy tried to cut a black one with a pocket knife on the bus. (Apparently they mean things if you break a certain color..?) I have a very strict public school somtimes... Hell even hacky-sack is banned! (There's an odd story behind that too...)
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Death-by-KIRA Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah they mean really bad things if your wearing one and a boy breaks a certain colour. A friend of mine came to my door one day all proud of him self because he broke a couple off the wrist of a friend of his...
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Kiarra-Chan Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Student Writer
Yes! Those are the rubber bracelets I'm talking about! :D
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Death-by-KIRA Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
They scare me now.... I used to love them...
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Kiarra-Chan Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Student Writer
Yeah... Same here... & yet they still sell those things!
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Death-by-KIRA Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Its frightening! And a bad influence!
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Kaxen6 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010   General Artist
How did hacky-sack get banned?
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Kiarra-Chan Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Student Writer
Weeell... >.> That was partially an inanimate object's fault... A friend of my sister's was playing hacky-sack about 2 years ago. He tripped on a loose board that helped with keeping some gravel off the stairs outside. The guy ended up with a spiral fracture & had to go through 2 months of physical therapy. He still walks with a bit of a limp to this day. The school bora ddecided that until the loose boards were fixed that hacky-sack was no more. (They just got them fixed about a month ago too. :/)
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poptarts-at-2am Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
"You can't wear red."
"But we can wear blue?"
"Yes."
Apparently all my schools were run by Crips. XD
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kimarous Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
I once went to a school that had school uniforms as a kid. My parents were miffed at the added expense of buying the actual uniform (and if I stayed there, I would've had to buy it multiple times because of aging), while I had to put up with having to wear the ALL-YEAR MANDATORY SWEATER!

I only stayed there for maybe two years, but I changed schools for completely different reasons, like the school ciriculum that taught students more about laziness than anything else. When 3/4 of the class can finish their work load for the day BEFORE RECESS and spend the rest of the day playing "Jetpac" on the computer, you aren't doing your job right!
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Draconorn Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
Lol... I never liked school uniforms simply because mine had padded shoulders, fell apart regularly AND was ludicrously expensive =_=;
Also, the people at Cadbury seem to think they own purple....
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Kaxen6 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010   General Artist
O_o Wow, those are some pretty wretched uniforms.
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Draconorn Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
At least the kilt isn't bright red anymore. We used to get called Christmas Trees :'D
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