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However, that did not extend to trousers, skirts were mandatory and cosmetics of any kind banned.
In inclement weather conditions they could arrive in trousers but had to change into a skirt immediately.
I certainly envied their skirts but I would never have voiced the desire let alone acted on it.
I was still a pupil when I obtained the first skirt of my own and that was possibly the deepest and darkest secret that I have ever kept in my life.
I also know one of my schoolmates who is openly gay now and I cannot imagine how bad it must have been for him.
I just hope that school authorities all over the world can adopt a more human and humane attitude to diversity than the one we experienced.
Whether or not the authorities ever even thought that a boy might show up in a skirt is probably a better question. The code read to me as something slapped together as issues came up, reacting to things, not planned ahead and thought through.