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are mini skirts appropriate for the office

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 8/4/2014 Category: Fashion
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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imogen0000

Pro

mini skirts are appropriate for the office because its there choice and its not like they have to climb up a ladder or anything
Terridax

Con

I accept the terms of this debate, and will argue on the stance that mini-skirts are not appropriate in an office setting.

I would first like to start by defining 'appropriate':
adjective
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1.
suitable or proper in the circumstances.

With that being said, I am assuming that when you say 'in the office' we are referring to a business setting. In that case, the reason that there is usually a formal business dress code in the first place is to keep a professional image for the business, as well as increase productivity via reduction of non-business distractions. Regular skirts that go down to at least the knee area can be seen as formal business attire, as long as they're not flashy or provocative, and there are many industries that commonly use them as part of their dress code (flight attendants, waitresses, etc.). On the other side we have mini-skirts, which are not commonly seen as formal business wear, but rather as a casual attire, and are usually viewed as being provocative. It is due to this that they are not appropriate in a business setting.

I will also point out that my personal view of the topic is that they don't provide any distraction from work for me. However, in a business setting you almost always have a diverse range of people, and thus the dress code must be set so that it will cater to everyone and not adjust itself to persons on an individual basis.

There is also the viewpoint that allowing non-businesslike attire into a workplace, on top of providing a bad image for the business, can lead to increased cases of sexual harassment. This can lead to bad relationships between employees and lowered morale in the workplace.

In the end, it boils down to a matter of being appropriate vs. being acceptable. There are definitely places where less strict clothing regulations are perfectly acceptable, usually in smaller more casual settings, but in a general office/business setting the dress code needs to be a formal for the aforementioned reasons.
Debate Round No. 1
imogen0000

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imogen0000 forfeited this round.
Terridax

Con

I would very much enjoy seeing your response to my side of the debate, please do not forfeit the next round.
Debate Round No. 2
imogen0000

Pro

imogen0000 forfeited this round.
Terridax

Con

It is unfortunate that you decided to forfeit the last two rounds, as I would have liked to hear a rebuttal from you against my argument, however I feel that we've both made our points and hopefully that is enough for everyone to base their votes off of. I look forward to the votes, best of luck to the Pro.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by shag-me-at-popsicle-stand 3 years ago
shag-me-at-popsicle-stand
duh there hot of course they are warranted ah fxuxcxk it just make them wear school girl uniforms
Posted by gymnastseal 3 years ago
gymnastseal
As a girl in high school i can understand the validity of not allowing miniskirts in a business setting. Unfortunately, the business world is dominated by males and since males are primitive beings who cannot control their crude but natural instincts (just kidding [maybe]) it may warrant unnecessary attention. If I may add, wearing miniskirts also just seems like a bad idea to me if a women wants to be taken seriously in the workplace. The stereotype is that a women can just flaunt her " ahem" assets, and get a job. As a women you have to keep the distractions aside, so that you can be admired purely for your intelligence.

Just my humble opinion
XOXOXO
Posted by Domr 3 years ago
Domr
What is the definition of a "mini skirt"

At what length is it considered mini? Since everyone's height and leg height are very different.

Are we considering anything under the "high school" rule to be mini?
(Put your hands flat at your sides, and if the skirt doesn't reach your finger tips its considered mini)??
Posted by Mister_Man 3 years ago
Mister_Man
The only negative thing I can think is it could distract others and bring "unwanted" attention to the women wearing them.

But it is their choice, and they look good, so I don't see why not. It's not like they're naked. I mean that would be good too, but what can we do.
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Vote Placed by lannan13 3 years ago
lannan13
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