Skorts are not shorts; culottes are not pants. Seems obvious, but some schools still resist offering the more practical, affordable and comfortable shorts and pants options for girls. The perfect uniform choices for boys are somehow unsuitable for girls. Let’s face it – the skort and culottes are often preferred by schools because they look like skirts. They often do look like a skirt, and are only slightly more functional. They can be flimsy, floppy
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One parent’s fight, backed by the Anti-Discrimination Board, for her daughters’ rights to have the choice of wearing shorts and pants to school. Missy M’s three daughters were very cold and uncomfortable in their dress uniform. So, Missy asked the school principal if shorts and long pants for girls could be added to the uniform list. Missy tells her story below: “She [the principal] said no, just like that, a straight, flat out no! I then
“Who is old enough to remember…when girls could not wear pants to school?” The question on this Facebook post frustrated me; we know that anyone alive today in Australia is old enough to remember this, it still happens. After digging a little deeper, I realised the post had originated in America, and the majority of the comments underneath were from Americans. While America still has a small number of schools that do enforce uniform, most American schools do not.
How To Take Part: Get Your Pants On For Girls Thank you for joining us! This is Girls’ Uniform Agenda’s 2017 International Day of the Girl Child campaign. A celebration of short-wearing and pant-wearing school girls across Australia. It’s so easy too! We’ve made the posters, all you need to do is find one you like, print it off, put your shorts or pants on, find your friends and take a photo! If your school allows
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