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Should Teens Wear Makeup to School?

Written on October 3, 2011 at 10:31 am , by

A high school in Britain, Shelley College in Huddersfield, recently made headlines for banning its 14-to-16 year old female students from wearing makeup to school— and even went a step further, removing all mirrors from bathrooms and providing teachers with makeup removal kits. The ban was invoked when school officials noticed that students were wearing heavy eyeliner and mascara to school, and congregating around the bathroom mirrors during breaks to touch up, exchange makeup, and gossip.

Tell us: Do you think the makeup ban and removal of mirrors is justified? Does it help keep the focus in school on academics, as opposed to looks, or does it infringe upon the rights of the girls and harm their self-confidence?