I'm not quite sure what the Mail's angle on the story is: the text suggests one thing, but the lovely models they chose suggest they're not taking it seriously. The scary thing is that those girls probably think they're GORGEOUS!!!
Originally Posted by Midget
Some great lines in the story, some of which I daren't comment on for fear of being branded a sexist/pig, but:
How do the boys cope? Perhaps they should be given special consideration for managing to study in "irritating" clothing (not having their learning affected by all the flesh on show). As for M&S: surely even they sell short skirts and, even if all their skirts are of a suitable length, do they remain unaltered? As for leaving school if forced to wear trousers, I guess she doesn't own a pair of jeans then.
Making us wear trousers is a bad idea - they irritate you. Short skirts do not affect our learning.
We buy M&S skirts but they complain about the length. I would leave school if I had to wear trousers.
I find it hard to believe that both not only has the school never made stipulations about skirt length (and even if not, surely common sense should have prevailed) but that these girls aren't going to be buying any other skirts during the year.
Helen Parker, 43, said the school needed to take into account the cost to parents of changing what girls can wear.
Originally Posted by Andrew_C
I'm curious as to what would happen if hijabs came into fashion. I also found this:
The design of the clothing must not resemble the clothing of the non-believing women.
So non-believers are required to wear traditional clothes :confused:.
Wearing an abaya or other form of Islamic clothing may make women feel more comfortable as they travel through Muslim areas and may be required by law in some Muslim nations.
Originally Posted by witch
Again, it's a wonder how the boys cope.
Girls aged nine to 13 are now turning up for class in long trousers - despite blazing sunshine
I find it quite disturbing that girls that young are so desperate for male attention. (Unless I'm missing some other reason for flashing the flesh). Not to mention that some parents apparently think such skirt lengths are appropriate for children.
12 and 13-year-olds are flouting that rule, wearing skirts only about three inches below their bottom