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Allowing – or even encouraging – boys to wear skirts if they feel that’s an appropriate expression of their identity is an option rarely considered by schools.This reinforces the idea that traditional masculinity is a crucial part of boys’ identities, and any diversion from it is abnormal and wrong The news that a school in East Sussex has ordered all Year 7 students to wear trousers has been met with much fanfare, the majority of which is eye-rollingly stereotypical and completely misses the point: “Does this stifle young girls’ personal expression?For reasons unclear, all other year groups will be subject to the old uniform rules (perhaps those students aren’t offended by shins on display? But a quick glance at the school’s website shows the real inequality lies not in their allowing girls to wear skirts if they wish to, but in forbidding the boys to do so too.By eliminating skirts from the dress code altogether, this school is sending the damaging message to its pupils that the gender to default to is male.days of Anthony Clark’s campaign for Congress, the special education teacher and military veteran spent most of his free time knocking on doors in Illinois’ 7th Congressional district.Unlike most Democratic candidates who canvass in the age of data-driven everything, Clark didn't know whether the people in those houses leaned Clinton or Sanders in 2016, or even if they were Democrats or Republicans.
” says Steve Brown, a spokesperson for the Illinois Democrats.
He had no idea, in fact, whether they’d ever cast a vote in their entire lives.