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piercing should be allowed in school
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soundsdifferent
Feb 04, 2007
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disguise
Feb 04, 2007
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The old adage goes "I may not support what you do, but I support your right to do it." I beleive that everyone should be able to express themselves to the fullest extent possible in school without being disruptive or harmful and I do not believe that peircings are disruptive to others at all. If someone wants to put metal in their bodies and their parents agree, then I see no reason why a school should have the right to say that they cannot have these peircings. If people start banning peircings, then there might be a slippery slope where more and more things become banned such as weird hair-styles or dressing in black.

I fully support each and every person's right to express themselves, no matter what others think of them, as long as they're not hurting anyone. Thus, I believe that peircings should be allowed in schools.

 
rachelsometimes
Feb 04, 2007
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I hardly think that a piercing takes away from someone's education. What you look like does not have anything to do with the learning process.

 
aggort
Feb 04, 2007
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I can not see how, in anyway, a piercing effects the way a student learns in school. If anything, allowing a student to have a piercing allows them to express themselves as they are already taught to do and to, in some cases, "fit in." Some want to say that a piercing is a distraction to other students, but lets not be naive, that student is either going to pay attention or not. I doubt that a male student is going to stare at girls nose piercing if you know what I mean. No one is going to stare at someone else's piercings when they can just as easily stare at the board, out a window, or at their desk. It's ridiculous to think that a students failing grades would be blamed because someone in the class had a piercing. It's just a blatant excuse of the teachers, administration and parents. In many ways the education process' is failing and one of them is either too tight of restrictions on these young free minds or not enough restrictions letting kids who have no piercing get away with too many bad behaviors and punishing student with piercings for even slightly misbehaving. What is worse, a piercing or hitting another student? Someone would have to convince me how a piercing could even remotely interrupt the education process. It's been proven time and time again that when people are put in to an environment that feels oppressing that they immediately rebel. If this is the case, than that is one reason why students want to have piercings. Allowing students to have a piercing would anger them about one less thing and keep them feeling independent giving them the feeling they are learning for their own good.

 
aggort
Feb 04, 2007
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Rebuttal to: sniper144

Myself and 3 of my friends had piercing, we all graduated within the top 10, that statement is a gross stereotype and not even worth considering as an ethical argument!

 
aggort
Feb 04, 2007
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Again, I believe this is a gross stereotype. Multiple people I know had tattoos and piercing in my class before they graduated. I know for certain one attended The Ohio State University, and all of them graduated top ten of their calss.

 
wigg1es
Feb 06, 2007
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first off, i would like to know if anyone who voted for "no" is under the ripe age of, oh, let's say 45? because your complete detachment from the modern world leads me to think otherwise. in fact, your ability to even use a computer and navigate to this webpage baffles me.

let's be serious here and break down the stereotypes.

1. piercings are not only for bikers and hookers and gang members
2. piercings are not only for girls (i'm a guy, i have several. and tattoos... GASP!)
3. piercings are not a poor decision made in youth by stupid people. as the one person mentioned, she graduated top ten in her class. i graduated high school third in my class and am now going to college on full scholarship.
4. piercings are a form of personal expression. it's not about sticking metal in your body, it's about breaking down maintstream society, going against the grain, proving that your life doesn't have to fit into the grotesque "suburban American dream of white picket fence, two-car garage, and 2.8 children."

piercings its perfectly fine to regulate piercings in school until the age of 18 when you can get pierced without parental consent. at that point, no one has a right to tell you what you can and can't do. i went to catholic school for 12 years and never had any rules against it. it's all part of modern society. get with it.


 
wigg1es
Feb 06, 2007
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i apologize for referring to aggort as a female if said person is not. poor assumption on my part. sorry.

 
pbmccon
Sep 21, 2009
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My daughter is a sophmore with piercings and she is a straight A student.... In fact, she is a HIGH HONORS student. I don't think the schools should ban piercings, but there should be some limitations. I have to approve of the lip ring my daughter wears. If I don't approve, she doesn't wear it!!! She normally wears a small stud. Some of the EAR RINGS students are permitted to wear is more distracting then the small lip ring my daughter wears.

 
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sniper144
Feb 04, 2007
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Piercing is discusting and does harm to your own body. It also looks horrible and is not attractive at all.. I have no idea why piercing was even invented.

 
sniper144
Feb 04, 2007
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Rebuttal to: rachelsometimes

when was the last time you've ever seen a person with piercings get straight a's?

 
wellwellwell
Feb 04, 2007
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absolutely not.
especially for teachers.
we don't need no gang teachers.
bad enuf wid da staff.

 
sniper144
Feb 04, 2007
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How can putting bits of metal in your body be called expressing one's self? If this will be allowed in schools, that would be the "slippery slope" that allows much more things such as tattoos and wearing less clothes. Now tell me, if someone is planning to work hard at a school, do you really think they would wear a swimsuit and pierce their face and have a lower back tattoo?

 
aggort
Feb 07, 2007
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I'm a guy and no problem

 


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