Skip to comments.Minn. High School Bans ‘Bondage‘ Pants
Posted on 11/30/2005 3:45:11 PM PST by Rakkasan1
WINONA, Minn. - Winona Senior High School has prohibited students from wearing a certain style of baggy pants because of safety concerns.
Although the straps havent caused any injuries at the school, Sampson said they could possibly hook students onto something or someone and would be especially dangerous around shop class equipment.
Students said the new prohibition is aimed at groups who some label as "Goth" or "freak." They said teachers have been less stringent enforcing the dress code among students in other groups who wear skimpy blouses, T-shirts promoting alcohol or pants that show underwear.
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or future school shooter...
Oops sorry..... that will interfere with their freedom of expression
Could really be said of any clothing, except spandex.
Actually, 'bondage pants' would not be the greatest option for a school shooter, because it's tough to run (from the cops) with them on.
exactly. they should be allowed to express their sex fetishes to include carrying whips and wearing masks,too
Hadn't even heard of/seen these before now.
so are the pants- around- the- ass style, but the rappers keep tryin'!
that's one f'ugly student.
Hillary (while taking a break from her protests against parental notification) will probably lead the resistance to this new rule.
You know the one that emphasizes the pornicopia of positions and pairings instead of teaching anatomy, reproduction, and what nasty diseases can be easily spread.
Whatever happened to the days of the "Greasers" vs. the "Jocks" vs. the hippies, or Mr. DiOrio yelling, "Tuck in that shirt or you're going to the office for swats."?
Kids wear huge carpenter pants with those big loops (originally for hanging tools, I think?) and sagging pants. I don't see much difference, safety or style-wise.
point of fact: Winona Ryder is from Winona,MN
and named accordingly.I wonder if she's ever stolen these kind of pants.
Now, THIS I've seen.
Makes me want to smack the wearer silly. "Your mama lets you go outside like that??"
Bring out the gimp!
That would be "sex freak". Geeky freaks don't wear such attire to school and have no one to share it with in private.
Looks like Mr. Six Flags died and got kinky.
I don't know about the kinky part, but I heard the new management of Six Flags are not pleased with the current marketing campaign. I guess that means Mr. Six is indeed deceased. (Or at least his career is).
"They say they would then shed some properties and revamp the company's advertising and marketing strategies "
How about being naughty meant pulling the "fruitloop" off a boys shirt.
Isn't that mask in post #6 the "old Barnabas" from the Dark Shadows film?
They're sold at every single Goth Gap...sorry, Hot Topic store. I've actually got two pairs of the pants and two skirts. The straps are detachable though, so they could be left at home. However, since they are allowng other stuff, this seems like a rather silly thing to ban, most people don't even know what they are.
or future school shooter...
*I* didn't shoot up a school. My daughter doesn't seem to be behaving particularly violent lately.
When I was a teen, I dressed like death as a people repellent. I really just needed to be left alone to figure things out. My daughter and her friends have adopted the style more as a fashion statement than anything else. (And, as I won't pay for the clothes at Hot Topic, she's becoming quite the seamstress by making her own clothes out of recycled thrift store finds.)
With all that said, I do believe that the schools have the right and the responsibility to enforce dress codes that discourage clothes that are a distraction to learning. School uniforms rank high in my book.
But don't judge a teen by her safety pins! ;-)
"Those freaky preps can just march over to Deb and leave us alone!" LOL
I agree. Being a bigger girl, I have to shop at Torrid, and they've removed all the cool, fun, kinda gothy punk stuff and are carrying more "Gap" type clothes. I was appalled.
Those are sharp lookin. Think I'll get a pair for joggin.
Yep. It is called a "hammer loop" for that reason.
My daughter was homeschooled the first 5 years. I have to drag her to the store kicking and screaming for new clothes. All she cares about is that she is dressed, matching or not, fits or not. I can't begin to describe the nightmare of last shopping with her.
I'd love to see the screaming if they forced the little brats to wear dress shirts, ties, dress slacks, dress shoes, and either a school sweater or suit coat...but I went to Catholic school, so what do *I* know about care for one's appearance...
I'm in the process of getting her to join a church youth group, but she's resisting. When I was first told about the group I hedged a bit and said, "I don't know if she'll really feel comfortable. She has 'unusual' taste in clothes. I reign it in, but she simply refuses to wear... a-hem... normal clothes." The woman asked, "Does she dress like she's trying hard to fit in at a Manson concert?" I grumbled, "Yes." She started laughing. "Oh! She'll fit right in!"
It might have made a little difference that my daughter spent most of her life outside the US and wasn't exposed much to the US culture or fashion trends. I'd still be homeschooling if I could, but she has a gift of evangelism and she needs to be in public school. She has a gift for sharing Christ. "And a little child shall lead them...."
I suppose it depends where the pins are put. at least she has the gumption to make her own stuff.that said, I think schools should make uniforms mandatory. it would solve a lot of problems.
I hadn't either, and with any luck I'll not see them again. I have a (bad) feeling they will be a big hit in certain circles.