I don't think British schools should be enforcing a dress code, but this is the wrong way to argue about it
(Hat tip: Hot Air
In the UK, pretty much every child has to wear school uniforms. In most cases, that means girls in skirts and boys in pants.
If you don’t fit into one of these binary gender categories, this distinction can cause a lot of anguish. And this is something that an increasing number of schools in the UK are beginning to acknowledge.
Earlier this week, it was announced that more than 80 publically funded schools across the country have now adopted gender neutral uniform policies.
That means that the schools have either removed any reference to boys and girls in their dress codes, or in some cases, have expressly told children that they can wear whatever part of the school uniform they feel comfortable with.
While I believe it's perfectly okay for women to wear pants like jeans, which makes far more sense than men wearing skirts, it's not good if the schools are trying to encourage anybody to be what gender they're not. I do think the UK long made a joke out of themselves with the kind of dress code they used, and this current state of affairs will only make things worse.
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