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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   ( divider line
    More: Fail, Milford Haven School, Pembrokeshire, academic standards, welfare benefits  
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2013-10-05 02:06:03 PM  
4 votes:
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 02:59:04 PM  
3 votes:
"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.


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 02:05:39 PM  
3 votes:
"Protest over Milford Haven School charity head shave boy"

Christ, what moron wrote that headline?
2013-10-05 01:58:42 PM  
3 votes:
A no shaved head policy is a pretty odd rule from the start....
2013-10-05 01:57:55 PM  
2 votes:
What is the problem with having your head shaved?
2013-10-05 10:08:40 PM  
1 vote:

vrax: nyrB: vrax: Who gives a shiat! It's an idiotic rule that shouldn't be followed!

yeah - it's not like they could have had any possible reason behind their rule, right?  they just impose all sorts of idiotic rules all over the place for the fun of it.  and if we think a rule's idiotic, why follow it?  there's a lot to be said for anarchy.  stupid school with it's rules.

Give me the reason!  It wouldn't be anything new for a school to impose moronic rules simply to project some misguided vision of propriety.

The reason's already been given in this thread.  As someone from America, it may seem "idiotic" to you, but in Britain shaved heads have a very specific and negative connotation.  It's the same reason gang colors are sometimes banned in schools in the United States.
2013-10-05 07:14:46 PM  
1 vote:

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.

So if some people who look a certain way and do bad things, it's ok to be intolerant of people who look that way..  This sounds familiar.
2013-10-05 04:21:17 PM  
1 vote:
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 04:18:55 PM  
1 vote:
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 02:46:23 PM  
1 vote:
2013-10-05 02:20:31 PM  
1 vote:
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 02:07:40 PM  
1 vote:

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 02:03:23 PM  
1 vote:

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

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