That's why I think it should be the other way around. Obviously, it makes no sense whatsoever to have the majority of people running around baring-all and then those that wear the robes are the ones who get punished. At a legitimate school this would never happen.
And at a real legitimate school, the principal wouldn't be allowed to throw out representatives of the federal or state government who were showing up with concerns about murders, assaults, and other goings on. But, because it's fiction and fantasy, Rowling can let her school get away with it. The "uniform" in question was put in place because the concept popped into my head a week or two ago and it seemed interesting. I noted earlier that if anyone had problems with it, I'd listen. No one among the first 100 views and several posts seemed to have any issues.
However, I find it interesting that it's the female uniform that's causing trouble for you, not the male uniform (which actually show a heck of a lot more).
Besides, when was it said that this place being proposed was legitimate? In fact, it is stated that the place is non-Ministry approved, therefore making it implicitly non-legitimate.
why not take the school idea seriously and have actual uniforms? Otherwise, a person who was shy and/or seriously focused on school would never go to that academy in the first place.
Perhaps. Or perhaps they thought it was something else. Or they didn't know Anglo-Saxon and therefore couldn't translate the school name. :) As Gothicfires noted (thanks for the compliment, btw, not that I deserve it), that can open up RP possibilities. And who said the school idea wasn't being taken seriously? Also, who said that students who wear the robe (even closed) necessarily get punished? I don't recall typing that anywhere. Now, some faculty might, but I certainly never wrote that this would be standard policy.
I don't think I'd be able to have fun because turning a wizarding school into a brothel suspends reality for me.
Where'd that impression come from? Brothels sell sex to outsiders and have employees who get paid for sleeping with people. Neither of which is intended to be going on here. In fact, outsiders are, for all intents and purposes, never likely to appear (unless there's a Ministry raid or some such . . . but I wouldn't do that . . . by the way, there's this great bridge in London that I need to sell, only 200 euro
I'm too much of a HP fan to take this seriously, I'm afraid.
However, as noted previously in this thread, I'm a huge fan (and scholarly critic) of Rowling's world, so please don't imply otherwise. That fandom is exactly why this isn't set at Hogwarts and doesn't involve canon figures.