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Bra rules in schools 
5th-Mar-2006 08:01 am
ambriel_licia was telling us about an article in the New Paper (I try my best not to read the trash).

Apparently schools are now dictating the kind of bras students are allowed to wear to school.

Principals argue that it is is to preserve their student's modesty. Coloured bras are distracting. White is pure and preserves a young girl's integrity.

Some give multiple warnings to students and then issue demerit points.
Some force students to remove the bras and purchase white ones for $6 at the school supply store.
Some force students to remove them and will not return the bras.

This is it, people. WTF?!

Look, if you can see through a school blouse to see the patterns and colours of a bra, then there's something with the material your manufacturer uses to to make these uniforms. NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND.

And teachers/principals/prefects have NO BUSINESS looking at students' bras! Can anyone say sexual harassment?!

Coloured bras are distracting. Hello, I think nipples are more distracting than coloured fabric, ok?

ambriel_licia also mentioned how some convents do not allow students to wear sports bras. They say they are concerned with the hazards to the health and development of students' breasts from wearing a sports bra all day. While that is true, they are forcing students to remove them... even for gym class & to continue exercise routines without them.

If I had been subjected to that, I would've had to jog with my arms crossed and my hands cupping my breasts, cuz it bloody hurts to jog without a sports bra. Not to mention, developing saggy breasts!

The other reason for this: sports bras are coloured and can be seen through tee-shirts. Students can only wear them if they're white.

Look, many sports manufacturers make their bras coloured, cuz many women just wear the bras during their exercise routine. If they made them white, these women would sweat and the fabric would be see-through. Then what's the point? It'll be more nippleage again.

If I have daughters, I will tell them that if ANYONE (even the principal) tells them to remove their bras, to refuse and let them call me. I will raise Hell... I will tell them that neither my daughter nor I will remove her bra. If they want, they can try and remove my daughter's bra themselves & if they touch her, I will call the cops for molestation.

Do school administrations really have nothing else better to do than stare at students' chests and wonder if they are wearing coloured/patterned bras?

Look, to make this fair, how about schools make this rule: if boys walk around with their underwear sticking up above their pants or their underwear is patterned/coloured, they must remove them & their underwear will not returned. They can go home without any underwear.

Seriously Singapore, so much for trying to foster creativity & being more open to ideas. Our schools are slipping back into the 16th century here and some parents are actually supporting this nonsense.

What a load of bullshit.
5th-Mar-2006 01:50 am (UTC)
Unfortunately, I was in one of those schools who made us buy a low quality bra from the discipline mistress once we were caught wearing coloured sports bra. XD;;
5th-Mar-2006 01:51 am (UTC)
that's such a dumb rule... >:|
5th-Mar-2006 03:08 am (UTC)
ya it's a load of bull...my own convent does that. They don't allow the whole sports bra thing for stupid reasons. I wonder why they look at it in the first place. I can't believe there was a bra issue back when i was in my convent. I was like wth...:/ seriously singapore is becoming more..dumb with new rules and such.
5th-Mar-2006 02:01 pm (UTC)
i think i know why convents are being shitty about the sports bra: butches wear them to help bind. they know it, but they can't acknowledge it officially (like any other singaporean organisation), so they have that stupid rule in an attempt to curb the 'issue'.
5th-Mar-2006 02:03 pm (UTC)
yea the big issue part is that butches wear them to help bind. Thats why they don't allow it. But seriously unfair to the rest. heh..convents =_=;
5th-Mar-2006 04:34 am (UTC)
oh heavens.
5th-Mar-2006 07:06 am (UTC)
Oh my god.

I'm dumbfounded. Utterly and completely fucking dumbfounded by the levels of retardation that shine through the chinks of our little boxes.
5th-Mar-2006 02:06 pm (UTC)
we're certainly not moving forward into the new century here. don't be surprised when i someday post about how schools have banned tampons to preserve their students' hymens and 'virginity'... and conduct spot checks for them.
5th-Mar-2006 09:22 pm (UTC)
After hearing about this i would not be surprised. I bet some dumbfuck out there with no life and a sadistic streak is already plotting ways to pass such a rule.

Are school staff so pathetic now their idea of a power trip is publicising their flaming idiocy?
5th-Mar-2006 09:17 am (UTC)

That's DUMB. Plain DUMB! I would react just the same as you would if I had a daughter. That's... SHEESH!
5th-Mar-2006 02:06 pm (UTC)
hee hee... i can tell we're going to be very 'popular' with school administrators. *evil grin*
5th-Mar-2006 11:20 am (UTC)
*face-palms* That is so ridiculous.
5th-Mar-2006 02:08 pm (UTC)
it is... while we criticise how chaotic american schools due to the lack of school uniforms, we are going to the other extreme, which is if not more ridiculous.
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