Why suits don’t belong in schools

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I believe its time to make it inappropriate for people to wear suits in schools, for a variety of reasons.

Suits are uncomfortable and impractical. But that’s not the main reason.

The main reason is that schools need to distance themselves from the men in suits. When we look around us, who is it that is causing most – if not all – of the world’s problems?

Men in suits.

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Who is it that makes the decision to wage war?

Men in suits.

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Who is it that exchanges the livelihoods – and even lives – of millions of people everyday with the shake of a hand?

Men in suits.

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Who is it that makes decisions that rip apart the Earth?

Men in suits.

Yeah, sure… there’s women in suits too. But, its mostly men. White men.

And, of course, there’s lots of really nice people who wear suits. But, let’s face it, it’s mainly worn by people doing harm, both now and throughout history. We owe it to young people to get out of the habit of forcing them to accept people in suits as authority figures from an early age, and ultimately to question the legitimacy of that notion permanently.

So, in schools, let’s distance ourselves from the corporate, political, industrial image that suits convey. Change your dress code… all the way to the top!

 

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