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This was being discussed on LBC Radio (UK news station, also covers politics at times) and in the phone-in the host Nick Ferrari asked if it's okay for girls being forced to wear dresses and skirts if they didn't want to and he had no issue with boys wanting to wear skirts, and he added "them wearing skirts wouldn't mean they are Trans, they may just wish to do so", which was a very unexpected moment of open-mindedness.Stu wrote:What this means is girls can wear trousers in practice.
And boys can wear skirts ... in theory ... and only in theory.
The real test will be in how many boys take up the opportunity to wear skirts if allowed as an option (something tells me the uptake will be rather low) - and there was very little criticism.
Where I want to see it is in the workplace, with guys looking as smart as Mark does in his corporate skirts Though I can't see many guys risking busting an ankle in heels or having to deal with laddered tights, handbags and all the things we put up with
Refreshingly, it doesn't raise the usual red herrings about sexuality. It concludes with:
I have no real axe to grind with school skirts, other than them being girl-only. Their gendering is arbitrary (see togas, robes, kilts) and given the physics and physicality of our anatomy, men in skirts and women in trousers has always made more sense to me.