By youmothERFUCKErs - 13/08/2012 17:50 - United States
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I go to a school like that. It's because they want everyone to look "uniform" and not have the teens tease each other over their hair color or whatever. It's also because at my private school, they think any rule they have goes, just because "they can," and they personally feel that it is against their religion. It's the stupidest crap ever.
My mom's natural hair color is medium brown with a huge bright blonde (sometimes almost even white) streak right through the front. Sometimes, strict schools don't allow any highlights or streaks in kid's hair, so this maybe the case for OP and the school only allows one solid all over color.
It's funny because if I had to go to a school like that I wouldn't even have an education. Pink/purple/red hair since I was eight years old, facial piercing's since I was 13 years old and dark mark tattoo on my left forearm since I was 16. No schools I've attended to have said anything negative about it, just compliments from various teachers. And as I'm going through higher secondary school with quite good grades, I wouldn't say it has affected my studies at all. Let's just say I'm very happy Norway isn't a freaky religious country. c:
You need a metal detector to go to school? Wow, that's a trusting school. My school sent my brother home claiming having a Mohawk was affecting his learning, but sending him home and not letting him come back until it was sorted was affecting his learning more.. People got moaned at for red hair until everyone had red hair. I understand why it's a big problem because sometimes it makes a school look bad if someone has every colour of the rainbow in their hair, plus people can get picked on or stared at for being different.
And the fact that my hair would go from medium brown to almost blonde where the sun bleached it in the summer... they hated that, almost got suspended at one point for "Continually mocking the system by reguarly breaking the uniform rules" .... even my mother told them where to stick it.
Sooo these schools are basically saying we arent compotent enough to withstand learning without being distracted by hair colors. Basically like our attention span is so low that it would make us focus soley on peoples hair color, piercings etc instead of learning? I am a creative person, & I believe the 1st amendment freedom of speech goes hand & hand with this. Its self expression.. Yes some colors are a bit out there & ridiculous but the judging of it affecting learning is stupid. Very close minded.
AClassAct, it's not just about being distracted by bright colours, if some kids have unusually coloured hair it's something for other kids to use against them. Like the reason behind the idea of a uniform, if all the kids are dressed the same then they can't pick on other kids because they're not in on the latest fashions and brands. Yes the effort would be better put in explaining that we shouldn't judge people on these kind of things, but having a uniform is easier and can be monitored more easily.
I went to high school with a girl who had skin pigmentation problems. She had some white spots on her arms and one at the top of her forehead going back to the top of her head, which made her hair grow solid white in that spot. It was naturally black, but because her hair wouldn't hold pigment she couldn't even dye it. A lot of people teased her because they thought she bleached it on purpose. Maybe it's something similar with OP? Also, my boyfriend is Asian and his hair is so jet black that it looks navy blue under bright sunlight. Could be like that as well.
They can't make you dye your hair... That doesn't make sense or seem right at all. You go to a religious school or something? Which still doesn't make sense considering that's the color God gave you. FYL.
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I think OPs hair is naturally brown and she dyes it another natural colour (blonde or black for example) then has to dye it back brown for school since that is her natural hair colour, even if the other colours could be perfectly natural too, get me? I went to a private school similar to this once, we were allowed to dye our hair but it had to be allover one natural colour. So no highlights, streaks or anything like that. And if your hair didn't meet the rules they would make you dye it back through threat of suspension!
I go to a public school with the same "no unnatural hair colors/colors that draw attention" rule. It's just because it's an exemplary school. I've never seen anyone who got in trouble for their natural hair color, but a lot of girls who dye their hair red get in trouble if it doesn't look "natural" enough.
51 my high school was like that. I also started getting grey in around the age if 15. I would have to dye it for school because the way it grew in didn't look natural. I end up with pure white streaks. It would have fallen under attracting attention even though it was natural, much like op is dealing with.
I dyed my hair purple before going into year 11, first day back the head teacher took me to her office and said if I didn't dye my hair to a natural colour by the end of the week I'd be expelled. Not just suspended, expelled. In my GCSE year... school rules are stupid sometimes. It's worse when the teachers have it out for you for no particular reason and allow other students to have other bright colours!
Um, isn't that equivalent to denying someone because they're black?
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Is your hair naturally Wendy's girl red? Or white blonde? That seems like a really stupid rule.
I actually know of a family where the mother is black and the father is white with copper red hair. They had five kids together, and each one of the kids came out black with copper red hair. The school made the kids dye their hair because they got so much attention and would get complaints about how it was "unfair".
Sane thing happened to me when I used to go to an academy. In response I just went bald, a pretty much big "fck you" to the school administration. This wasn't "against" school rules, cause it never said anything about hair styles.