There has been a lot of talk here in Truro about short shorts.
A lot of different opinions have been going around about this topic. We are wondering if it is a necessary thing to talk about. Do you think it is? We’re here to share some of our opinions on this idea with you.
First of all, on Oct. 9, 2012 a 15-year-old girl from Pakistan named Malala Yousafzai fought just to go to school. But here in Truro, there is a girl fighting to try to wear what she wants to the school that she already has the opportunity to go to. So, this shorts topic compared to Malala's topic makes this Grade 8 student sound slightly greedy. Sometimes you need to remember that we are all very lucky just to be going to school in the first place.
Secondly, we believe schools have a very strict dress code just like any other place. Every dress code has a purpose to why it’s there. Any rule, any law and any dress code is to be respected and followed and should not be up for debate. We understand that some people are very passionate about their style, but there are plenty of ways to express yourself. When it all comes down to it, this student broke a rule and that’s not acceptable. If she follows other dress codes, other rules and other laws, why wouldn't she treat the school’s dress code the same way?
A third thing that had been mentioned was maybe the problem was the male students being distracted and need to learn some respect for what girls wear. In some cases, that is understandable because there are some boy students who are like that. But, if you come to think of it, one reason female students are wearing these “short shorts” is to have an attractive appearance, at times, for male students.
It is understood that it is getting hot this time of year, but short shorts are not going to make it less warm for you any more than a regular length short would. The reason that this topic is a topic, and why we are talking about it - well, it beats us.
Braden Gray and Noah Currie
Redcliff middle school students