For me and my friends growing up, being told things like ‘you have to wear this because that’s what boys wear” or “dresses are for not for your body type” was frustrating and a pretty bad time.
The bottom line for me is, if someone feels happier and more comfortable in a particular ‘type’ of uniform, then that’s something that should be encouraged, not punished. Students have enough to focus on at school, having to fight to be yourself shouldn’t be added to that.
So, funny and all, but the story that is the basis for this joke was heavily distorted by business interests that don’t want consumers to have any rights when they’re hurt. Please take a look (scroll down) at the burns inflicted on the woman who sued McDonald’s because its coffee was too hot. (Warning: these images are grim.) If, after you look at those burns and read about how many times McDonald’s had been warned about this problem, you think she was abusing the American legal system, then I guess we’ll just have to agree to disagree.