On Monday, I posted an image of a teacher who dressed in a VERY skin tight skirt and strapped high heels and a shirt that clung to her body. She is like me and blessed with a very noticeable behind too. When I look at this image I think of the woman off of the show “How To Get Away With Murder” and the outfit they have her wearing. I intentionally didn’t respond to any of the comments left on my Facebook page concerning it. I knew I’d have a lot more to say on the teacher’s outfit than what I could post on a Facebook status.
My Thoughts on Teachers’ Dress Code
Considering I spent the majority of my life studying and doing everything I could become a teacher, this topic is near and dear to my heart. In my opinion, teachers are people who should be leading by example in all that they do when they are teaching in a classroom.
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What is the first thing everyone sees? That’s right, the way we dress sends everyone a first impression message.
This teacher is wearing a skin tight skirt with a luscious behind that would be practically staring you in the face when you’re sitting at a desk in her classroom. She also has on strapped high heels showing her toes, that men find as an extra piece of lingerie on women. Her blouse although from what we can see of it isn’t overly tight, but it does still hug her body well.
Now I could say that she’s covered up and dressed in professional attire with the exception of the strapped high heels. So what’s the big deal! A part of me does want to say that! I’ve always had with a big behind. So much so, that an employee I fired decided to make a huge announcement in my restaurant for all to see, “look at that white girl having a bigger behind than most black women.” Even then though, I was informed by many adults that it wasn’t appropriate for me to walk around wearing clothes that looked like I had to paint them on me in order to wear them.
Have our society’s viewpoints changed that much since I was a kid?
I look at the way people dress a lot because I’d really love a makeover on my attire too. I know I don’t dress the way that I want the world to see me, but that has to do with having the funds to invest in the type of clothing that I’d feel more comfortable wearing. I see women dressing in clothes that are too tight, show too much skin or are just completely off the wall everywhere I turn. Judging from the amount of comments that are supporting this teacher’s outfit, I believe it’s safe to say that our society’s viewpoints on what is considered appropriate attire has changed drastically in the past 20 years.
Modesty Becoming a Lost Art
There are still a few people like me who are fighting to keep modesty in the way we dress. I wish there were more people fighting for it. I still feel that if a woman shows off too much of her assets like this teacher is clearly doing, then there’s little left to the imagination. It’s funny to me in a sense because I do always wonder why men don’t run around with pants showing off their trunks and what they have. Would you want to see a man’s genitals showing in skin tight pants walking around all the time? Let’s think about that image for a moment. No, on second thought let’s not. Do you get where I’m going? That women’s clothing has become more about showing off what you have versus dressing in a manner in which you leave them an wondering what he’s going to get. The saying an “a man wants a lady in public and a tiger in the bedroom,” seems to have become a thing of the past!
It concerns me a lot because, as a mother of two boys and a little girl, I fear what our society has become and where it’s headed. I’ll grant you if society as a whole is getting use to women dressing in this provocative manner at every corner, then the chances of us viewing it a sexual innuendo is going to diminish completely over time. (Judging by the many comments in favor of this teacher’s attire, that seems to be happening already!) I remember all too well what it’s like to be a teenager itching to see what was underneath the clothes. I also remember what it was like to have the outfits that didn’t reveal a lot of my body and left the guys wondering what they were going to get after the clothes came off. That sense of wonderment and imagination is becoming a lost art.
On top of that, I feel like respect for ourselves, and each other is also getting tossed to the wind too. It’s starting with the attire we are wearing. I am a firm believer of the clothes we wear will quickly determine how we act.
Do we really want to continue to teach our kids it’s acceptable to wear provocative clothes like this? Do we want to continue to allow boys to walk around with their behinds hanging out of their pants? Are we willing to accept teachers dressing like they are ready for a night at the night club teaching our kids? Does the way we dress not matter anymore? If that’s the case, we should become a nudist nation because we really aren’t covering anything up. We could all go get our bodies painted and have just as much “coverage” on ourselves. Don’t believe me on the body painting aspect check out this artwork from the body painting gallery.
Teachers Should Wear
I wrote this long rant to make a point. I feel that although this teacher’s outfit is technically “professional” attire, the mere fact is it doesn’t fit her well. It’s way too tight and revealing. She needs to change to closed toe heels at the very least. She should get a skirt on that fits her. She has a gorgeous body, and quite frankly she’s doing herself a miss justice wearing an outfit like this one. She needs to wear a more modest outfit that leaves a bit of imagination.
If she changes her outfit in those manners, then she will be setting an example for other women and teenagers that it’s good to be modest even when you “have the body to show it off.” It is better to have the world see you for who you are first versus what you have to offer. I think that message is also getting lost in our society today too.
I’d love to get more of your opinions and thoughts on this. (Please note, I’m perfectly willing to read a difference of opinion because we are all entitled to our opinions, but there will be no bashing each other on my site.)