EasyHits4U.com - Your Free Traffic Exchange - 1:1 Exchange Ratio, 5-Tier Referral Program. FREE Advertising!
Check out my new domain @ SingingCoconut


World Today is now @ Twitter!!!



All these posts are just sharings from friends' e-mails. Don't like it? You can choose to stop reading :) Feel like sharing what you like? Kindly to e-mail me at NathDeCoco@gmail.com ^_^

Monday, January 19, 2009

Wearing shorts and tank-tops is akin to prostitution???

Original comments from a reporter when MDIS came out with this rule

WHEN the Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) enforced a dress code for its students two months ago, it led to an uproar among the students.

Much as I would like to say I support such a rule, I found, unfortunately, that I was more inclined towards indignation.

Why? Because having graduated not long ago, I was one of those students who dressed casually.

Shorts, micro-skirts, tank-tops ? I wore them all.

I understand the conservatives who protest that a tertiary institution deserves respect, and that dressing appropriately on the premises is required.

But I take offence when people say that wearing shorts and tank-tops is akin to prostitution.

The dress code prompted a Stomp contributor to comment: ?You go (to school) to get an education, not to prostitute yourself.?

I believe Singapore has not come to the point where having long hair and wearing a tank-top constitutes prostitution.

Besides, isn't a tertiary institution one which promotes independence, creativity and exploration?

My university years were among the best times of my life – well, partly because I did not have to wake up early.

Rouse me from bed before 7am and I turn into an emotionally-unstable grouch.

More importantly, it marked for me my first tentative steps as an adult.

I was happy because of the freedom that I was enjoying for the first time.

To me, university is a time when you break away from the constraints of secondary school and junior college, with their rigid class schedules and uniforms.

It is also the period where you are taught to stand on your own feet; where there is freedom to choose your modules, freedom to study when you want to, freedom to go as you will, freedom to think beyond things that are taken for granted, and freedom to dream.

And, of course, freedom to dress as you like.

During this time, you get to learn discipline as well as manage your time and life in a way that works for you.

We will wear more solemn – and appropriate – clothes for the next 40 years, so do we really have to start so young?

Only in a comfortable and non-restrictive environment can we learn how to express ourselves and build our own identity.

When you bind students to an unforgiving dress code, it is somewhat incongruous with the vision universities have of nurturing creativity and critical thinking in their students.

My take on the matter?

Give tertiary students a break. Allow them to enjoy this period of their life, and let them grow up at their own pace. Because, trust me, they will in due time.

myp@sph.com.sg

The reply from a reader...

Fine to dress down - outside school

I REFER to the commentary, 'Wearing shorts sluttish? Give me a break' (my paper, Jan 14).

I am aware of the situation the columnist refers to, having graduated from a tertiary institution not long ago.

When I was in campus, there were many students who dressed casually in shorts, micro- skirts and tank-tops. Some students sported dyed hair and came to classes with thick make-up.

I am not for or against their style of dress, which is now common. However, I wish to point out the fact that most local tertiary institutions and universities (except junior colleges, which have uniforms) uphold a common dress code.

Many students in these institutions pursue higher learning for the sake of professional advancement.

Thus, I hope that these students would be responsible when it comes to their actions, moral obligations and, yes, dressing.

As pointed out by the writer, students' university years mark their first steps into adulthood. Dress is an important indicator of one's image, regardless of one's race, religion or social background.

Students should be grateful that they have the opportunity to further their studies and contribute to Singapore's progress.

Dressing sloppily in class could project a negative image not only to lecturers, but also to the general public.

My question is: What is so wrong about dressing appropriately for school?

Everyone has many opportunities in their private lives, such as at home and at outings with friends, to dress casually and let their hair down.

I hope that my honest opinion on the issue will not be seen in a negative light.

Mr Muhammad Dzul Azhan Haji Sahban

15 comments:

bebek said...

i cannot fathom and understand why girls like to wear sexy clothes?? don't they fear men or boys with excessive and explosive libido????

Pu-3 said...

Dressing sloppily does not necessarily equates to wearing shorts. The proper word should be "skimpily". Note the malapropism. In my opinion, I think it depends on the socioculture practiced by the institution. Imagine being smartly dressed in long sleeve smart shirt and long smart pants EVERYDAY to school when you are supposed to be dressed casually. We shouldn't be too rigid about this as this will only impede creativity thus producing a robot-like society.

Anonymous said...

[B]NZBsRus.com[/B]
Skip Sluggish Downloads With NZB Files You Can Rapidly Search Movies, Games, MP3 Albums, Software and Download Them @ Flying Speeds

[URL=http://www.nzbsrus.com][B]NZB Search[/B][/URL]

Anonymous said...

Mainstay to pass the lascivious with two backs casinos? preoccupied of get-up-and-go ok of this secretive haze behind the ears [url=http://www.realcazinoz.com]casino[/url] advisor and classify the ability for a upon dated against up online casino games like slots, blackjack, roulette, baccarat and more at www.realcazinoz.com .
you can also discontinuation our untrained [url=http://freecasinogames2010.webs.com]casino[/url] spur the manner at http://freecasinogames2010.webs.com and on in genuine folding mutate !
another solitary [url=http://www.ttittancasino.com]casino spiele[/url] livelihood is www.ttittancasino.com , in enquiry german gamblers, crinkle up untie online casino bonus.

Anonymous said...

I read this forum since 2 weeks and now i have decided to register to share with you my ideas. [url=http://inglourious-seo.com]:)[/url]

Anonymous said...

It isn't hard at all to start making money online in the hush-hush world of [URL=http://www.www.blackhatmoneymaker.com]blackhat methods[/URL], Don’t feel silly if you haven’t heard of it before. Blackhat marketing uses not-so-popular or misunderstood avenues to build an income online.

Anonymous said...

Terrific post but I was wanting to know if you could write a litte more on this topic?
I'd be very grateful if you could elaborate a little bit further. Thanks!

Also visit my weblog: alarm

Anonymous said...

I'm really enjoying the design and layout of your website. It's a very easy
on the eyes which makes it much more enjoyable for me to come here and visit more often.
Did you hire out a designer to create your theme?
Excellent work!

my site - pakovanje

Anonymous said...

Hello, i read your blog from time to time and i own
a similar one and i was just wondering if you get a lot
of spam feedback? If so how do you protect against it, any plugin or anything you can recommend?

I get so much lately it's driving me crazy so any help is very much appreciated.

my web blog: motor sports

Anonymous said...

I am new to building sites and I was wondering if having your website title relevant to your content really that vital?
I see your title, "Blogger: World today " does seem to be spot on with what your blog is about yet, I
prefer to keep my title less content descriptive and based more
around site branding. Would you think this is a good idea or bad idea?
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

my web site ... stump removal

Anonymous said...

Amazing! This blog looks exactly like my old one!
It's on a entirely different topic but it has pretty much the same page layout and design. Superb choice of colors!

Feel free to visit my site; trees

Anonymous said...

Woah! I'm really enjoying the template/theme of this blog. It's simple, yet
effective. A lot of times it's difficult to get that "perfect balance" between usability and appearance. I must say you've done a excellent job with this.
Additionally, the blog loads super quick for me
on Safari. Superb Blog!

Feel free to visit my webpage: Instructions

Anonymous said...

Howdy are using Wordpress for your blog platform? I'm new to the blog world but I'm trying
to get started and create my own. Do you require any html coding expertise to make your own blog?
Any help would be really appreciated!

Review my web blog; Bigwhitebox.Multiply.Com

Anonymous said...

My brother recommended I might like this website. He was totally right.
This submit actually made my day. You cann't imagine simply how so much time I had spent for this information! Thanks!

My blog - safe diets

Anonymous said...

Hi there, I'm new to running a blog and internet sites in general and was wondering how you got the "www" included in your domain name? I see your domain, "http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=6859526527093020033&postID=5630935642681173948" has the www and my web address looks like, "http://mydomain.com". Do you know exactly how I can change this? I'm using
Wordpress platform. Appreciate it

My web blog: stumps