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Stop humiliating students!


Gemma Short

At the start of term 50 students at Heaton Manor school in Newcastle were put into isolation and issued with detentions for wearing “the wrong uniform”. The school has insisted that a certain type of trousers be worn, saying students should not wear “tight fitting trousers or leggings”.

This is not an isolated case, it has similarities to a movement in the US against sexist dress codes in schools (where there are usually no uniforms) and colleges.

Those movements have been highlighting dress codes that ban short skirts or shorts, “spaghetti strap tops” or tight trousers.

Schools should not be a place where problems in society are reinforced and even taught. They should be a place where they are challenged.


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