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Skirting the Issue

An employee at Bessingby Road Secondary in Bridlington, England, told a student her skirt was too short. Her reply, according to the headteacher: “You shouldn’t be looking at my legs.” Naturally, the man got nervous; not only did he take the issue to the head, but “male pastoral staff” asked her to take it to the school’s governing body next time the dress code was discussed. In response, the policy was changed to ban skirts altogether and — since some girls like tight pants — to require pants to come from uniform suppliers. Parents are protesting, arguing that the uniform suppliers charge too much — and that if students’ clothes are to be so restricted, female teachers shouldn’t be allowed to dress attractively either. (AC/London Telegraph) ...How about one simple rule for everyone: Don’t wear anything you don’t want to be looked at in.
Original Publication Date: 31 May 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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