Friday, May 16, 2014

Boys in France Wear Skirts as Protest to Sexism; "Lift the Skirt" Move in Schools Sends a Message

Male students have turned up to school in Nantes in western France wearing skirts in an anti-sexism move called "Lift the Skirt," the Euro News website reports today (May 16, 2014).

The pro-equality initiative aims to reduce sexism in French schools received the backing of the local education authority, and the majority of the boys.

"I thought wearing a skirt is no big deal and if it does some good ... then great," said one young man in fetching orange.

Outside the school the skirt-wearing males were met by around 150 members of a right-wing anti-gay marriage group protesting against the move -- calling it "scandalous."

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