This school allows boys to wear skirts!
If you thought skirts are only meant for girls, think again! Uppingham School in Rutland, England, one of the United Kingdom’s leading boarding schools, recently allowed its boys to wear skirts. This is being done as the school wants to ‘take a symphathetic approach’ towards its students who do not identify with their gender. The school already uses gender-neutral terms like ‘pupils’ for its students rather than calling them boys and girls.
“I would hope that any pupil could come to me and say, ‘This is who we are, this is how we wish to express ourselves. We want to wear these clothes’, and we would probably allow that,” Richard Maloney, the headmaster of the school, was quoted to have said in a report published in The Telegraph.
This comes in the wake of television doctor Christian Jessen, an ex-student of the school, statement that he would have opted for a skirt at the institute if he had the choice.
“I probably would have worn a skirt to shock. I never toed the line, I was always different,” said Jessen, in India Today‘s report. He also advised schools to consider introducing ‘gender-neutral’ uniforms so that we do away with gender stereotypes.