Anything can cause distraction. Since I'm a boy (well, male--"boy" hasn't worked for several decades) I'll list things I see in girls that distract me. Lots of makeup. No makeup. Big hair. Shaved hair. Jeans like skin. Loose dresses. Sandals. Boots. Halter tops. Balloon sleeves. Girls taking off a sweater. Girls putting on a sweater. Girls picking up their backpacks and putting them on. Girls taking off their backpacks and putting them down. Girls with miniskirts (my advisee two weeks ago ). Girls with maxiskirts that cover everything and make you wonder. Girls who clearly have bras on. Girls who clearly don't have bras on. Smart girls.
I assume the same kind of thing works in the other direction--in several other directions depending on sexual preference.
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All of the above. And you're speaking as an adult. As a student, a girls hair was the last thing that distracted me. As a parent, I can't believe other parents would allow their kids to dress so inappropriately for school. It's not halloween, or a fashion show. /oldman.
If you read the article carefully it's not so much an issue of a 12yo girl's hair as it is the MIShandling of the parent's complaint about the school allowing her daughter to be bullied simply because she didn't conform to her CLASSMATE'S Image of what they couldn't accept as being DIFFERENT from the way all the other kids choose to wear their hair.
IMO it was mishandled when they missed the opportunity to teach a life-lesson concerning respect, acceptance, and the differences that make us all equally unique beautiful.
Instead, they went The Lazy Route... chose to blame the victim of the bullying, and even threaten her (which is yet ANOTHER Form of BULLYING) to conform to Someone Else's preconceived ideal...or suffer the consequences.
As I said.. the case has LESS To Do with a little girl's hair than the bungled attempt to take the lazy way out.
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