So b4 i go and argue this to my dean of students i would like to know your opinion on this. Should students be able to wear an "i love boobies bracelet" in school. Note that i have worn one for a week and not one teacher has said one thing and other students havent made any comments to it. Here is a link to what they look like: http://www.loserkids.com/category-exec/category_id/189. I can understand the shirt cuz its alittle bit more bigger and stuff but the bracelet is small and not noticed that much. In my school the dean of students has told teachers not to let kids wear them and to turn them inside out and to even take them(our school already will take your hat for the ENTIRE year). My school has gotten ridiculous this year and im sick of it. I know its something small but i like to wear what i want to school. lol. So how many of you are infavor letting students wear them in school or against it. Why or Why not plz.

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Comment by Prazzie on April 27, 2010 at 11:31pm
I assume you're in the US and in most schools there, kids can wear anything? We had extremely strict rules at all 6 non-US schools I went to - uniforms just so, hair a certain way, no nail polish, only one type of earrings (gold or silver studs, girls only), black or brown shoes only, hems of dresses had to be a particular length...the list goes on.

I think there are extremely good reasons for wearing school uniforms and this type of problem is one of them. If it's an issue at your school, respect that and only wear the bracelet when you're not at school.
Comment by Gaytor on April 28, 2010 at 2:18am
I'm 36, so going back 20 years when the Simpsons came out, there was a t-shirt that schools hated.


The school actually called my Mom about the shirt and I was 16. Sadly for them, my Mom had bought it for me, but I wasn't allowed to wear it again. Your shirt is really fine, but sadly, in US schools, schools don't have to tolerate speech that is distracting. Your free speech rights are very limited there and fighting too much isn't going to get you far unless you convince the Dean. But it's fun telling the man how it is when you can. I like your attitude! But your forehead might bleed a bit from bashing it against a wall here.
Comment by Christopher McGuire on April 28, 2010 at 4:29am
Sir, whether we're against it or not, doesn't really matter. You're won't make any headway against it with (or without) our backing...So this is basically a moot point.
But, more on topic; I'm against it in a school setting, as it may cause disturbance and interrupt the learning process (call me uncool, but if it weren't for school, Religion would have a 99% backing, and that would suck). Having said that, I back freedom of expression, just only where it's appropriate. You seem to forget, school isn't the mall. You're not there to make friends or political statements, you're there to learn. Honestly, you should be glad you're not made to wear uniforms. Take what freedoms they give you, and cherish them. Your argument is actually quite immature. Ten years from now, you'll understand my point.
You can write me off as uncool, say that I don't get it, or I don't remember what it was like, I really don't give a shit. But you know what? I am intelligent, and I didn't get this way by accident.
Comment by Misty: Baytheist Living! on April 28, 2010 at 6:57am
I'm against schools censoring any permanent or semi permanent effects. (Hair color, piercings, tattoos) but if it is something you can take off during school hours and wear after school hours? Well...hmmm.
I'm rather torn.
I'll continue watching this discussion and think more about it!
Comment by B. on April 28, 2010 at 6:14pm
I vote yes -- so we can spot morons even before they open their mouths.
Comment by B. on April 28, 2010 at 6:19pm
ok so I just quickly looked this up, and the I <3 boobies bracelets are for BREAST CANCER AWARENESS.

I think if that silly slogan got you & your friends to fork up a few bucks in the name of science, that's awesome.

So... well, I already voted yes and will be staying on that side.

Argue the "it's for breast cancer!!" position instead of, "omg I can publicly lyke boobies if i want u mean teachurs" -- it will get you further.
Comment by Jordan Leigh on April 28, 2010 at 6:54pm
Constitutionally, both you and the school administration have points, and the line between "Constitutionally protected free speech" and "It's not allowed at school" is simply whether the statement on your wristband causes a significant disruption among the students, enough to disrupt the learning process. If I got that wrong, feel free to correct me, just going off of my government notes from this year... the specific case outlining this was Tinker v. Des Moines.

So, if the wristbands cause a disturbance in school, you don't have a leg to stand on. If it causes no disturbance...you're still fighting an uphill battle. Sorry, but students in the public school system have fewer freedom of speech rights than those out of school, simply to keep all involved focused on learning.

I do agree that the "I love boobies", like the "Save the Ta-Tas", campaign is a worthwhile cause, but we live in America, and any mention of breasts is automatically under greater scrutiny than most other subjects, even if it is for a good cause. I think you should bring up that it is for breast cancer awareness to the dean, and if he still will not budge, then you should drop it. It isn't worth getting in trouble over. And if it's taken away, how will you get the word out to the people outside school in a creative and funny manner?
Comment by Travis on April 28, 2010 at 8:56pm
So to who all said no i want to know what the big deal is about them. All they are is a bracelet for breast cancer. When you buy them a certain % goes to them(idk how much). My school just hate them cuz they say boobies on them. Yes kids are immature but there are adults who laugh at silly words too. SO should they be banned from a work place then too cuz ppl will laugh at the word boobie?
Comment by B. on April 28, 2010 at 10:03pm
Generally in the adult workplace we've gotten over the novelty of breasts, so no one has a desire to sport an "I love boobies" bracelet.
Comment by Travis on April 28, 2010 at 10:57pm
Its an place of education that says its preparing you for the real world when they block 90% of the Internet. With my school they freak out about every little thing. I wear bar shirts to school and i dont get yelled at but when i wear a bracelet with the word boobie on it i get yelled at. The dean has told teachers to take them away cuz they will cause a disturbance when i have worn it for 2 weeks and not one disturbance has been made with me wearing it.

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