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Pupils protest at Lewes school over gender-neutral uniforms

cryptoadam

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About 100 pupils and parents staged a protest outside a school in East Sussex against its introduction of gender-neutral uniforms.
Police attended the demonstration outside Priory school in Lewes against a new policy instructing all pupils to wear trousers.
Protesters holding signs reading “a new uniform for nine months is not sustainable” and “fast fashion is the second biggest contributor to climate change”, argued girls should be allowed to wear skirts and that it was both wasteful and expensive to ask parents to buy new clothes.
A spokesman for Priory school said the uniform was designed to be practical and to encourage students to focus on their school work. “Our uniform also helps us to dilute the status placed on expensive clothes or labels and challenge the belief that we are defined by what we wear,” they said.
“Instead, we encourage individual beliefs, ideas, passions and wellbeing and an ethos of camaraderie that is reflected in this shared experience.”

Oh no scary skirts. Better protect girls from them or they might think its acceptable to be gasp feminine! Whats next all girls need to have short hair cuts and banning any make up?
 
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Since when the children have to choose what uniform used and what no?

There rules and the should to do it... so shut up the mouth kids.
 
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Not sure what's the real issue here, considering they still need to buy new uniforms as kids grow up.

Even regular school uniforms aren't mean to make children look particularly distinct. They're meant to provide, well, uniformity.
 
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Getting rid of skirts and trying to sell this as neutral is pretty fucking funny lol stop giving power to third wave feminist goblins who want to turn all women into men attack.
 

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Getting rid of skirts and trying to sell this as neutral is pretty fucking funny lol stop giving power to third wave feminist goblins who want to turn all women into men attack.
...not sure that a lack of skirts will make anyone into a man, but hey, the mental image is funny.
 
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Not sure what's the real issue here, considering they still need to buy new uniforms as kids grow up.

Even regular school uniforms aren't mean to make children look particularly distinct. They're meant to provide, well, uniformity.
 

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Lmao. Bet the headteacher is a blue, short haired "feminist" and "liberal" yet she's telling young girls what they can and can't wear.
 

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1000's of clothes. 1000's of skirt. 1000's of sock.

Wasted.
 
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What you have to understand is that the British teaching establishment, from the classroom to the union of teachers is completely dominated by the left and hard left and has been for decades, You'll not struggle to find hard core Marxists amongst their ranks,
 

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What you have to understand is that the British teaching establishment, from the classroom to the union of teachers is completely dominated by the left and hard left and has been for decades, You'll not struggle to find hard core Marxists amongst their ranks,
Yup:
 

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See the mistake here was making the girls wear boys clothing.

They should have forced the men to wear skirts.

That way:

1) They can say they are fighting patriarchy.

2) If the boys argue they can call them transphobic.

3) There won’t be a national response if men cry on TV.

4) Nobody cares if you cause men financial problems.

5) All British men should be required to wear skirts anyway given the state of their country.
 
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They should have forced the men to wear skirts.
If men could get away with skirts, they'd totally be the best option. Having a nice breeze down there sounds super comfortable. It'd be almost like skinny-dipping for the whole day.


School uniforms do seem to have a net-positive effect regarding attendance and teacher-retention, but grades seem to be unaffected. Attendance is a worthy goal, but it's probably not enough to justify enforcing families to buy new clothes; since the families who buy the clothes probably already make their kids go to school anyway.
 

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It's right there in the schools statement: “Instead, we encourage individual beliefs, ideas, passions and wellbeing and an ethos of camaraderie that is reflected in this shared experience.”. Got it comrade?
 
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I bet the idea of neutral uniforms came from the clothing company that supplies the school and kids with them.

Excellent way to increase sales.

Flip flop between neutral clothes and traditional boys/girls uniform policies every 3 years and you get yourself artificially inflated sales boosts.
 
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Lmao. Bet the headteacher is a blue, short haired "feminist" and "liberal" yet she's telling young girls what they can and can't wear.
What you have to understand is that the British teaching establishment, from the classroom to the union of teachers is completely dominated by the left and hard left and has been for decades, You'll not struggle to find hard core Marxists amongst their ranks,
Leftist rule #1: It's all about being your own person, free speech and not allowing anyone to tell you what to do or oppress you. Tell those right wing scrooges to get lost

Leftist rule #2: But if you are under control of our umbrella (like our school), you will listen to our policies, buy more uniforms at your cost, get restricted already from 2 types of uniforms down to 1, and don't talk back
 
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The Chinese Revolution led by the Communists in 1949 was a widespread social as well as political upheaval. Almost overnight it changed the lifestyle and clothing of people in even the most remote villages of China. Once Communist troops were established in cities, they sent in administrators to issue uniforms to workers in various industries. Factory workers and technicians were issued dark blue cotton cloth uniforms that were almost identical to the standard green Communist military uniform. Administrative and clerical workers were outfitted in gray versions of the same clothes. Men and women wore exactly the same garments. Before long the Communist Party's grip on the country and its fashions was secure.

Chinese clothing quickly became standardized. While no direct orders were issued, it became generally understood that it was not patriotic to dress fashionably. People dressed in blue or gray cotton, padded for winter wear, and clothing made of expensive fabric was discouraged. Western-style suits disappeared almost overnight, replaced by the gray Chinese tunic suit. Women put away their stylish silk stockings and high-heeled shoes and instead put on their shabbiest clothes. Cosmetics and jewelry disappeared from view. Those who refused to comply with the new style could expect a public reprimand or a lecture from one of the local Communist Party officials.


Britain following in Communist Chinese shoes. The great leap backwards and cultural devolution comes to Britain.
 

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Lmao. Bet the headteacher is a blue, short haired "feminist" and "liberal" yet she's telling young girls what they can and can't wear.
One of the saddest things of the ‘10s is that awesome hair colors was usurped by crazy leftists, essentially ruining one of my fetishes.
 

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It's Brighton, home of most of the UK gaming press, gay capital of the UK, etc. Not representative of the rest of the UK. On the plus side there aren't turds in the streets...
Yeah, they’re in offices writing opinion pieces for The Guardian. On the plus side, if Brexit goes through and austerity hits as they’re all predicting, they may well end up in the streets.
 

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The Chinese Revolution led by the Communists in 1949 was a widespread social as well as political upheaval. Almost overnight it changed the lifestyle and clothing of people in even the most remote villages of China. Once Communist troops were established in cities, they sent in administrators to issue uniforms to workers in various industries. Factory workers and technicians were issued dark blue cotton cloth uniforms that were almost identical to the standard green Communist military uniform. Administrative and clerical workers were outfitted in gray versions of the same clothes. Men and women wore exactly the same garments. Before long the Communist Party's grip on the country and its fashions was secure.

Chinese clothing quickly became standardized. While no direct orders were issued, it became generally understood that it was not patriotic to dress fashionably. People dressed in blue or gray cotton, padded for winter wear, and clothing made of expensive fabric was discouraged. Western-style suits disappeared almost overnight, replaced by the gray Chinese tunic suit. Women put away their stylish silk stockings and high-heeled shoes and instead put on their shabbiest clothes. Cosmetics and jewelry disappeared from view. Those who refused to comply with the new style could expect a public reprimand or a lecture from one of the local Communist Party officials.


Britain following in Communist Chinese shoes. The great leap backwards and cultural devolution comes to Britain.
Intersectionality is Identity Communism, change my mind.
 
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For all the odd stuff the UK has been doing lately with heavy left leaning policies, for shame.

Every Commonwealth country has roots to the UK (we even still have Queen Elizabeth on our money), like a father helping mould the rest of the countries over the past 100 years. Industrial Revolution, among the most important countries in history, fighting back in world wars. What happened to your pansy asses the past 5-10 years?

No thanks going forward.

And people here think Justin Trudeau's SNC-Lavalin scandal for Quebec votes is the hottest PM topic in decades.
 
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There is no "gender neutral" clothing since there is no generic un-sexed person without reference to one or the other. So naturally they've only enforced one sex's clothing on the other. With the result that "gender neutral" just cashes out as "nothing that accentuates the distinctness of female bodies (breasts, hips, etc)." Bravo, great progress for women, to suggest they must be "neutral" in shape like the men.
 

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There is no "gender neutral" clothing since there is no generic un-sexed person without reference to one or the other. So naturally they've only enforced one sex's clothing on the other. With the result that "gender neutral" just cashes out as "nothing that accentuates the distinctness of female bodies (breasts, hips, etc)." Bravo, great progress for women, to suggest they must be "neutral" in shape like the men.
Skorts should be claimed to be gender neutral. The look of a skirt with the utility of a pair of shorts.
 

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There is no "gender neutral" clothing since there is no generic un-sexed person without reference to one or the other. So naturally they've only enforced one sex's clothing on the other. With the result that "gender neutral" just cashes out as "nothing that accentuates the distinctness of female bodies (breasts, hips, etc)." Bravo, great progress for women, to suggest they must be "neutral" in shape like the men.
Your getting it now Komrade! Soon you will be a perfect member of the glorious revolution with sickle in hand.