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(BBC)   School punishes student for violating head shave policy. By the way, he got his head shaved as part of a fundraiser for cancer research   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 85
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2013-10-05 01:01:10 PM
the real and pressing question that needs to be asked is "was it shaved by a jum-bo jet?"
 
2013-10-05 01:57:55 PM
What is the problem with having your head shaved?
 
2013-10-05 01:58:42 PM
A no shaved head policy is a pretty odd rule from the start....
 
2013-10-05 02:01:23 PM
Hmm... I wonder if I can "shoplift or cancer"....
 
2013-10-05 02:02:23 PM
"So he said 'I've got to do this mam'"

Nothing good come come of this...

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2013-10-05 02:02:42 PM
Eat shiat, alopecia. Move along, leukemia. This is 'merica and we don't tolerate none of them nazi haircuts! FREEEEEEDUMB!
 
2013-10-05 02:03:01 PM
But, but, skinheads!

/been shaving my head for two years.
//shiny scalp
 
2013-10-05 02:03:23 PM

Glitchwerks: What is the problem with having your head shaved?


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NAZIS
 
2013-10-05 02:05:39 PM
"Protest over Milford Haven School charity head shave boy"

Christ, what moron wrote that headline?
 
2013-10-05 02:05:55 PM
♪I'll kick you out of my class if you cut that hair♪
 
2013-10-05 02:06:03 PM
When I was in school, the problem was always guys whose hair was too long. That was an easy solution: get it cut short or face the consequences. (It's a stupid rule, but at least there was something to do about it.) My school had no problem with guys who shaved their heads because it meant their hair wasn't too long.

What the hell is this kid supposed to do? Cut his hair longer? Wear a wig until his hair grows out? This rule is one of the most idiotic dress code rules I have ever heard of.
 
2013-10-05 02:06:48 PM
But he ended up being taught in isolation at Milford Haven School after it said he broke its haircut rules.

WTF? Is that detention or does he have to maths in a little metal box?
 
2013-10-05 02:07:40 PM

jaylabs: Eat shiat, alopecia. Move along, leukemia. This is 'merica and we don't tolerate none of them nazi haircuts! FREEEEEEDUMB!


This was in Wales you Moran.
 
2013-10-05 02:12:36 PM

Mega Steve: WTF? Is that detention or does he have to maths in a little metal box?


You get stuck in a small cubicle and are not allowed to talk to anyone.  Not quite a little box, but it's close.
 
2013-10-05 02:16:48 PM

ThisIsntMe: jaylabs: Eat shiat, alopecia. Move along, leukemia. This is 'merica and we don't tolerate none of them nazi haircuts! FREEEEEEDUMB!

This was in Wales you Moran.


'merica

/they see me trollin'
//they hatin'
 
2013-10-05 02:18:50 PM

jaylabs: ThisIsntMe: jaylabs: Eat shiat, alopecia. Move along, leukemia. This is 'merica and we don't tolerate none of them nazi haircuts! FREEEEEEDUMB!

This was in Wales you Moran.

'merica

/they see me trollin'
//they hatin'

 
2013-10-05 02:20:31 PM
So, attend a school that has a shaved head ban, hear about a cancer fundraiser where you shave your head, shave said head, get in trouble at school, get publicity for cancer fundraiser.


Sounds like the attention whore's plan worked thoroughly.
 
2013-10-05 02:20:38 PM
Ah yes, the zero tolerance, left.
 
2013-10-05 02:21:33 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Hmm... I wonder if I can "shoplift or cancer"....


Are you seriously equating shaving hair for charity with committing a crime ? Surely you troll...

Pointless rules are pointless, but what is truly idiotic is their blind, unquestioning application. This is especially true when no one actually benefits from their application.

/shaved my head for leukaemia 5 years ago when my nephew was diagnosed with the disease.
//It's still shaved
 
GBB
2013-10-05 02:23:00 PM
 
2013-10-05 02:24:53 PM

Alphakronik: So, attend a school that has a shaved head ban, hear about a cancer fundraiser where you shave your head, shave said head, get in trouble at school, get publicity for cancer fundraiser.


Sounds like the attention whore's plan worked thoroughly.


What about the multiple relatives with cancer? Write elaborate backup story that includes them?
 
2013-10-05 02:30:55 PM

Mega Steve: But he ended up being taught in isolation at Milford Haven School after it said he broke its haircut rules.

WTF? Is that detention or does he have to maths in a little metal box?


He got a night in the box.

/ sometimes, nothing is a pretty cool hand

// makin' a movie reference, boss.
 
2013-10-05 02:34:32 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: Alphakronik: So, attend a school that has a shaved head ban, hear about a cancer fundraiser where you shave your head, shave said head, get in trouble at school, get publicity for cancer fundraiser.


Sounds like the attention whore's plan worked thoroughly.

What about the multiple relatives with cancer? Write elaborate backup story that includes them?


I never get the people who think this shiat is planned down to the details like that. Do you think anyone has actually read through that dress code that is involved in this story? I doubt they have "No Shaved Heads OR ELSE!" signs in the hallway.
 
2013-10-05 02:34:47 PM
my school had a similar policy. You never heard about it because kids and parents read the handbook and said, ok, I'll not do that then. Hell, our dean had scissors in his desk and if your hair was over the collar of your shirt he'd cut it for you whether you liked it or not.
 
2013-10-05 02:42:07 PM

the_vegetarian_cannibal: jaylabs: ThisIsntMe: jaylabs: Eat shiat, alopecia. Move along, leukemia. This is 'merica and we don't tolerate none of them nazi haircuts! FREEEEEEDUMB!

This was in Wales you Moran.

'merica

/they see me trollin'
//they hatin'


weknowmemes.com
 
2013-10-05 02:43:20 PM
He may have gotten punished, but at least he can do it knowing that he did a good thing that's going to help someone. He should be proud.

I wonder what the dick who wrote this policy has to be proud of?
 
2013-10-05 02:43:54 PM

Alphakronik: So, attend a school that has a shaved head ban, hear about a cancer fundraiser where you shave your head, shave said head, get in trouble at school, get publicity for cancer fundraiser.


Sounds like the attention whore's plan worked thoroughly.


I guess you're not wrong...but it's a stupid policy nonetheless...
 
2013-10-05 02:46:05 PM
Pointless rules are pointless.

Unless they have a point.  Which you didn't bother to find out.

I like how the kid and mom knew ahead of tme that there would be consequences.  But still did it.

STICKING IT TO THE MAN.  Except that permanent record thing.
 
2013-10-05 02:46:23 PM
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2013-10-05 02:46:53 PM

Old enough to know better: He may have gotten punished, but at least he can do it knowing that he did a good thing that's going to help someone. He should be proud.

I wonder what the dick who wrote this policy has to be proud of?


He's the dick who gets to write policies, what are you talking about?
 
2013-10-05 02:59:04 PM
"At Milford Haven School we believe it is important to maintain high standards in every aspect of school life, including uniform and appearance."

God, the stupid shiat people say after they get caught. The REASON for the damn rule got lost up some administrator's asshole - preventing neo-Nazi problems before they start. Good for them, too bad they weren't there in 1919, etc. But this was planned, public, and very, VERY not antisocial far-right thuggery. The intended result (no disruption of school) failed to materialize. The policy, as applied, has failed utterly.

THE ONLY REASON THEY PUNISHED HIM IS THIS: THEY TOLD HIM NOT TO AND HE DID IT ANYWAY.

This is so not about disrupting school, so not about hair, so not about jackboots and the BNP*, so not about policy. All about butthurt grown-ups pissed off at a kid with a functioning sense of value and proportion. So I guess there's a lesson for the kid in this after all - do not give power to the spineless.

Also, no matter how much good you do in the world, some Alphakronic asshole will try to crap on you for it.


* British Nazi Party
 
2013-10-05 03:06:07 PM

Glitchwerks: What is the problem with having your head shaved?


Unfortunately, shaved heads in the UK are heavily associated with far right racist extremism in the UK.
 
2013-10-05 03:06:58 PM
This doesn't relate to the article, but I just feel the need to share.


  At a bar a few nights ago, I was strongly attracted to a woman with a bald head - not closely cropped - but completely smooth.  I had seen a couple of closely cropped women before, but was never attracted to them.  However, something about this woman's completely smooth head, along with her mannerisms and bubbly attitude with the friend she was with, just really turned me on.  Alas, I've never felt comfortable approaching anyunknown people, so I just admired her from afar.  I think I may have missed an opportunity.

/ I did however, think about her while in my bunk that night.
 
2013-10-05 03:08:07 PM
Sorry, my hair is attached to me.  I'll do with it as I please, fark you very much!
 
2013-10-05 03:14:56 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: Alphakronik: So, attend a school that has a shaved head ban, hear about a cancer fundraiser where you shave your head, shave said head, get in trouble at school, get publicity for cancer fundraiser.


Sounds like the attention whore's plan worked thoroughly.

What about the multiple relatives with cancer? Write elaborate backup story that includes them?


What I wrote already factors them in.  What better way to achieve publicity for your cause than to get into trouble on purpose, and then use pre-existing rules as your argument for your poor choice in actions?
 
2013-10-05 03:28:04 PM

Target Builder: Glitchwerks: What is the problem with having your head shaved?

Unfortunately, shaved heads in the UK are heavily associated with far right racist extremism in the UK.


I fail to see what raising money for cancer research has to do with far right extremism. Once again, this is a case of school administrators ignoring logical reasoning and persuasive argument, the supposed ideals of a liberal education, and mindlessly asserting sheer power.
 
2013-10-05 03:31:04 PM
after your kids get head lice you always wonder if the school should have every kid shave their heads.
 
2013-10-05 03:53:35 PM
One has to wonder if people in the UK run for their lives when US military members with their shaved heads visit...

//Outdated and irrational fears are stupid mkay.
 
2013-10-05 03:56:37 PM
Schools seem to have some kind of hair obsession. One day, its a girl who died her hair a different shade than her natural color (brunette to brown) and faced some sort of disciplinary action and now this young man shaved his head for a fundraiser.

Most school administrators (at all levels) are on some sick power trip.

"Its bad enough we make the kids think alike, do we have to make them look alike too?" - George Carlin (paraphrased)

Although I think the term 'think' is being left out of the education equation. I teach at a college and I am constantly amazed how some of these students are able to dress themselves in the morning.
 
2013-10-05 04:05:27 PM
Meatybrain:
Also, no matter how much good you do in the world, some asshole will try to crap on you for it.

Q.F.T.!
 
2013-10-05 04:14:16 PM

Cornelius Dribble: Target Builder: Glitchwerks: What is the problem with having your head shaved?

Unfortunately, shaved heads in the UK are heavily associated with far right racist extremism in the UK.

I fail to see what raising money for cancer research has to do with far right extremism. Once again, this is a case of school administrators ignoring logical reasoning and persuasive argument, the supposed ideals of a liberal education, and mindlessly asserting sheer power.


The problem for the school is that if people see skinheads at their school nobody is going to assume its because they were raising money for cancer research. There were probably several better ways to work through this but the school probably aren't just being mindless jackasses.
 
2013-10-05 04:17:02 PM
So when my little brother was in middle school a girl in the class had to undergo chemotherapy for leukemia had of course her hair fell out. The day before she was going to come back to school, all the boys in the class decided to shave their heads as one of those "welcome back and don't feel bad cause we're bald too" things.

A teacher tried to have them all suspended for gang activity.

Thankfully its a small enough town the the school board is part time and non-political. The president of the school board got wind, no one was suspended, and said teacher was looking for a new job shortly there after.
 
pla
2013-10-05 04:18:55 PM
huchipapa : Unless they have a point. Which you didn't bother to find out.

Having an superficially plausible excuse doesn't make them any less pointless. This kid clearly has no interest in Naziism, nor does the length of someone's hair make them more or less likely to admire Hitler. Thus, this rule has no point. It catches the innocent and misses the guilty - The TSA would admire such stupidity.


I like how the kid and mom knew ahead of tme that there would be consequences. But still did it.

Doing the right thing trumps following the rules Every. Farking. Time. Remember that.


STICKING IT TO THE MAN. Except that permanent record thing.

Know how I can tell you haven't gotten out of school yet?


/ Dear kids: No one gives the least damn about your non-academic "permanent (school) record".
// "Raised money for cancer research" looks great on a college app, however.
 
2013-10-05 04:19:45 PM

skullkrusher: my school had a similar policy. You never heard about it because kids and parents read the handbook and said, ok, I'll not do that then. Hell, our dean had scissors in his desk and if your hair was over the collar of your shirt he'd cut it for you whether you liked it or not.


That's assault. Did anyone deck him for it?
 
2013-10-05 04:21:17 PM
So, kid goes to school with Rule X.  Kid knows Rule X.  School tells kid and Parents about Rule X, and punishment Y if Rule is broken.  Kid DECIDES "I'm okay with the punishment", and does the crime.  School makes him serve the exact punishment they said they would.

Sounds to me as if everyone did exactly what they were supposed to do.  School warned about the rule, kid made his own decision to accept the punishment, school did exactly what they said they would do, kid took the punishment...  How they heck is this NEWS?  Everyone did everything exactly according to plan... and that's news now?
 
2013-10-05 04:27:59 PM
Schools to students:
Hair too long = You're in trouble
Hair too short = You're in trouble

Here's the f*cking scissors teacher. Why don't you just cut my hair whatever length won't get me in trouble.
 
2013-10-05 04:37:29 PM
.., new hotness: shave-shaming
 
pla
2013-10-05 04:44:44 PM
graeylin : School warned about the rule, kid made his own decision to accept the punishment, school did exactly what they said they would do, kid took the punishment... How they heck is this NEWS? Everyone did everything exactly according to plan... and that's news now?

The "news" here comes from the fact that we put up with zero tolerance enforcement of completely BS rules.

It does us good to hear about these things once in a while.  It reminds us that we really need to attend our local school board meetings, and occasionally remind the worthless farks in the big chairs that they work for us, not the other way around.
 
2013-10-05 04:45:58 PM

The water was cold: This doesn't relate to the article, but I just feel the need to share.


  At a bar a few nights ago, I was strongly attracted to a woman with a bald head - not closely cropped - but completely smooth.  I had seen a couple of closely cropped women before, but was never attracted to them.  However, something about this woman's completely smooth head, along with her mannerisms and bubbly attitude with the friend she was with, just really turned me on.  Alas, I've never felt comfortable approaching anyunknown people, so I just admired her from afar.  I think I may have missed an opportunity.

/ I did however, think about her while in my bunk that night.


Nah, you made the right call. She was from the future, and would likely terminate any potential threats with extreme prejudice.
 
2013-10-05 05:01:21 PM
Because, of course, the only way this boy could could contribute to the cause that's so important to him was by getting his hair shaved off.  It's unfortunate he had absolutely no other alternatives.  It's not like the school told him what would happen or anything.
 
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