Sinned wrote: ↑
Thu Aug 05, 2021 11:40 pm
The choice of supplier is optional but then you are not going to get ASDA, Tesco or other mainline clothing retailers to describe a skirt as anything other than a girl's.
crfriend wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 06, 2021 12:10 am
How might it be possible to remove the gender "stigma" of the skirt being girls/womens only and truly make it as unisex as jeans? This would also remove the necessity for a guy who merely has a style preference from having to file as trans-* in some form.
.......or any other retailer including Cornwall Screenprint which I guess is not "mainline".
The school's input effectively ends at the stated policy which does not specify gender at any point.
This is actually a retail issue. As we are all very aware, skirts are branded for females regardless of the age, toddler to centenarian. That will not change until the sellers profits are adversely affected by sticking rigidly to this status quo.
That requires a paradigm shift in the wider publics buying habits which ain't very likely either and so we just go around again.
Even if the school stopped mentioning Cornwall Screenprint in its blurb, the impact would be miniscule and a local company would just lose a bit of home support for no good reason.
Without skirting the issue, if any boy is sufficiently determined to wear a skirt he will do it. He won't give a damn about the target demographic and may even hide it away until he finds a certain cafe. The real pity is that statement reminds me too much of me and I'd hope for better for todays boys.
The Poltair protest was just that, the skirts were a stunt aimed to garner publicity and nothing whatsoever to do with boys'/male fashion choices.
If they had just worn shorts I doubt we would have heard about it or had it as a thread for discussion.
One point I'd find interesting would be to discover if any of them had acquired the regulation skirt to wear as part of their uniform for the new school session in September. Not to mention how the school staff reacted.
For my money a worthwhile follow up but probably pointless.