Wednesday, January 25, 2006

17yr old N.J. boy wins fight to wear skirt in school

17-year-old Michael Coviello believes that his school districtâ??s dress code that bans shorts but allows skirts is discriminatory.

This reminds me of high school when the head of the Drama department was trying to convince the boys in the drama club to put on a certain play. As I recall the script was about some future time when gender/fashion stereotypes had reversed, and it was women who wore pants and men dresses, the protagonist of the story went against society and wore pants! The play was written in an era where the message was less ambiguous, but the boys rejected the recommendation, not out of being misogynistic, but out of adolescent embarrassment.

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