So, I have been doing a lot of thinking.. a lot of thinking about a particular peer who is in this Education program with me. To keep some discretion I’ll will not be defining their gender or stating their name.
This student has an immense amount of piercings. Facial piercings. And I’m talking lip rings, nose rings, eyebrow piercings, surface piercings, dermals (anchors)…the whole flippin’ nine yards.
And don’t get me wrong, I have some sweet piercings too and even visible arm tattoos. I think these body modifications can be great- at least in moderation, that is.
The truth of the matter is..I cannot truthfully say that I take that student seriously when it comes to being a teacher. Now teachers come in all shapes and sizes, BUT we need to be realistic here. Sure, schools have totally become more liberal and adapt to modern trends such as piercings and tattoos, but are they really going to choose a face full of metal over a Perfect Patty? I don’t think so. Our society is shallow and even though the face full of metal might be a better teacher than Perfect Patty, schools are going to see looks first. Always….unless two metal faces show up..then they might actually have to judge them based on interview answers.
Seriously though, I want thoughts on this. Is our society more liberal than I think? Or can you see my point in that we’re a shallow nation? Maybe it’s fine in moderation?