A school in England has banned its female pupils from wearing skirts “to protect their modesty” when using glass-sided stairwells.
This incident is the latest in the controversy over schools introducing ‘gender-neutral’ school uniforms — which in most cases, are simply male uniforms forced onto girls — with a growing number of schools opting to ban skirts in order to be accommodating to ‘transgender’ children.
Last week, police were called to a high school in Lewes, East Sussex, after 150 parents and children protested the new ‘gender neutral’ uniform which banned girls from wearing skirts.
Schools across the UK have been introducing ‘gender neutral’ or all-male uniforms to accommodate to transgender pupils, including in Wales where boys and ‘trans girls’ are now allowed to wear skirts to school.
The growing number of schools making such radical changes to uniforms — a feature of British schooling culture — comes ahead of reforms to the curriculum, where from 2020, all children from early years onwards must receive relationship and sex education classes, which will include lessons about transgenderism.