Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Injustice - after reading of Rabbit-Proof Fence

Write about a case you know of, where a young person/group of people have struggled to overcome 'wrong' 
When I was a junior high school student, my school had the old-fashioned rule. I don’t remember the exact sentence, but girls couldn’t have long hair.  The hair on forehead must have been short, above eyebrows.  The hair on backside must not have touched on shoulder.  We were interested in hair style as all teenagers do.  However, we couldn’t express ourselves as we like due to the unreasonable rule.

We thought the school rule could not be changed by any reason, so we have been complaining about the unreasonable rule.  But we started our discussion how we could change the rule when we became the ninth grade.  My teacher gave us an advice to discuss at student council.  Then, we investigated what process we should follow to change the rule at student council.
When we had the first meeting of the year, we proposed a motion so that we could enjoy any length of hairs.  All the other students were surprised because this was the first time to take such action at the meeting.  It was approved as an additional agenda and finally agreed to change the rule as a result of vote at the meeting.
It was a small struggle at school, but it was a big change for us that we could change the rule by ourselves.


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