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TROUSER BLOG – Policing the Uniform

This week in the TES there was a very thoughtful short commentary written by Justine Roberts, the founder and chief executive of Mumsnet. In this article she comments on how heavily the appearance of girls and young women is policed, in a way that is not done to the same extent for boys and men. I agree with her whole heartedly and would add that while boys and men do get their appearance policed, albeit […]

TROUSER BLOG – It’s the 21st Century – get real

It’s the 21st Century – get real! We are now well into the 21st Century yet some schools still will not allow girls to wear trousers as part of their school uniform.  I thought that this had all been sorted years ago, in the year 2000, when my daughter, backed by the Equal Opportunities Commission won her campaign to wear trousers to School.  However despite mounting an acrimonious defence, the School backed down on the […]


4 October 2016 18 school associations in Spain have got together to protest against skirt-only policies. See El País’s report here.   13 June 2016 The Guardian, BBC Radio 4 and other media outlets have also covered the wonderful news that 80 UK state schools have gender-neutral uniforms. See The Guardian’s report here.   12 June 2016 The Week Magazine, in its ‘Ten things you need to know’ section, has written this excellent piece of news: “Dozens […]

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