Author Archives: Simone Cariss

Power In The Collective: Girls Speaking Up

Last year I wrote a piece about boys in the UK controversially wearing skirts to school in defiance of a strict dress code. It was hot and they were told they could not wear shorts, only long pants. So, collectively, they took a stand and all wore skirts to school. They made international news. Lone Uniform Warriors Back then, I commented that rarely do we see girls standing together in solidarity in the same way. Particularly in the school

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Girls To Wear The Pants At Elite Melbourne Girls School

It should come as no surprise that we at Girls’ Uniform Agenda love to see girls being active. It is one of the key reasons why we push so hard for girls to have practical uniforms at school. All schools, including the ‘elite’ ones. It was a delight to walk through the gates of a prestigious all-girls school in Melbourne’s inner north west and see a group of girls in their sports uniforms kicking the

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The Uncomfortable Truth About Boys Wearing Skirts

  It was with a wry smile that I read about the boys in the UK who defied their school uniform policies by wearing skirts to school during the recent heat wave. And a sigh of exasperation when girls who took their tights off to cool down in the heat were removed from classrooms and swiftly told to put them back on. The teenage boys were told they could not wear shorts and must wear

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