No smilies, no avatars, no flashing gifs. Just discuss the issues of the day, from last night's telly via football to science or philosophy.
Started by TheVoiceOfReason on Jul 11, 2019 6:22:35 AM
Anger as schoolchildren FORCED to wear GENDER NEUTRAL clothing

Schools are to be FORCED to have uniforms which are GENDER NEUTRAL under new statutory guidelines. The changes will come into force from September, and parents will be able to COMPLAIN to schools that do not have fully gender neutral uniforms.

“It’s an outrage,” said Parkfield protestor Mohammed Wilson, 35. “Young girls in tight tunics and short skirts have been flaunting their curves and tempting men for years and now the government wants to ride roughshod over this tradition. Next you will have boys identifying as fish.”

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-48924927

Previous
|
Next
|
Top
|
Bottom
Moschops - 11 Jul 2019 07:26:12 (#1 of 153)

Loving your work VoR

surferboogiewhatever - 11 Jul 2019 07:30:56 (#2 of 153)

I demand the right for girls to identify as fish too!

dottie30 - 11 Jul 2019 08:13:33 (#3 of 153)

Hmmm. Want to call girls 'fish' do you?

Want to take that to the feminist threads? ;)

pmcblonde - 11 Jul 2019 08:23:42 (#4 of 153)

From the point when girls started wearing trousers at school it would have been much simpler to have gender neutral uniform policies anyway

I suggested it at FH’s school as they were stressing about what to do if they had a boy who wanted to wear a skirt and it was like I’d invented gravity or something.

Winner - 11 Jul 2019 08:24:47 (#5 of 153)

Why do kids have to wear uniforms anyway?

HorstVogel - 11 Jul 2019 08:29:02 (#6 of 153)

gives them something to rebel against

dottie30 - 11 Jul 2019 08:35:57 (#7 of 153)

It used to be the case that sixth formers could wear what they want. Now they all have to come to school in 'business wear' (girls and boys). That's full suit and tie for boys even though the number of workplaces which insist on suits these days is declining.

MontyPeculiar - 11 Jul 2019 08:38:45 (#8 of 153)

Our 6th formers wear what they want.

surferboogiewhatever - 11 Jul 2019 08:39:10 (#9 of 153)

That's interesting. In the grammar schools near here, the boys have a full uniform, just with a different coloured blazer from the younger ones. The girls next door can wear anything so long as it's black and white (and the bottom half isn't solid white). There are other schools in town where the sixth-formers seem to be allowed to wear literally anything (including next to nothing).

The usual justifications I've heard for uniform are that it makes it easier to spot who's with which school on trips and that it prevents kids from being nasty to each other over fashion choices. I've never really had a problem with it, although I don't think it should be expensive.

Moschops - 11 Jul 2019 08:39:45 (#10 of 153)

Our 6th formers wear what they want.

Yeah, so does ChopsJnr's, and every other sixth form I've ever heard of

Rendered - 11 Jul 2019 08:40:24 (#11 of 153)

I think you'll find Jessica said ALL sixth forms.

Think on ye mistakes.

airynothing - 11 Jul 2019 08:42:14 (#12 of 153)

Do the sixth forms which allow them to wear anything include skirts/hot pants for boys? Maybe ChopsJr would be prepared to run a test.

dottie30 - 11 Jul 2019 08:43:39 (#13 of 153)

Ah, you haven't had 'the change' yet MP. It will come....

Round our way all sixth forms have to dress in 'traditional business attire'.

In fact there was a huge leaflet from my son's school with a load of crap about how you 'dress not for the job that you have but for the job that you want ten years from now'.

wickeltisch - 11 Jul 2019 08:44:25 (#14 of 153)

a pupil at Ysgol Gyfun Garth Olwg in Rhondda Cynon Taff

How do you pronounce that?

Moschops - 11 Jul 2019 08:44:28 (#15 of 153)

There are (or were, as he has just left) a few pupils who did just that I believe airy

Moschops - 11 Jul 2019 08:45:03 (#16 of 153)

Ah, you haven't had 'the change' yet MP. It will come

No it won't. Stop being ridiculous

Ginmonkey - 11 Jul 2019 08:45:18 (#17 of 153)

Oh my school was going on about that sort of shit in the late nineties - we pretty much ignored it and carried on dressing like typical teenagers.

Dementor - 11 Jul 2019 08:45:37 (#18 of 153)

You couldn't grow facial hair at my old six form, which given it was a faith school was a curious prohibition against God's will I reckoned (at the time).

TRaney - 11 Jul 2019 08:46:03 (#19 of 153)

Isn't the boy who wears a skirt to challenge convention a perennial staple of secondary school?

HorstVogel - 11 Jul 2019 08:46:08 (#20 of 153)

good point Dementor,

Previous
|
Next
|
Top
|
Bottom
Check Subscriptions
|
Home » UK News