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#1 Edited by Blu3V3nom07 (4220 posts) -

Well it turns out its hot as fuck at school in Scotland Wales Scotland right about now, so some boys decided to wear shorts to school. And then shorts got banned. So them boys started wearing skirts because its still hot as fuck.

.. 36-year old mother Karen Davies is upset because she says her 15-year old son, Steven, passed out from heat stroke after a day at school wearing trousers.

"It's cooled us down quite a lot," said one student. "If we wore trousers in class it would affect us. Getting sweaty and also losing concentration because of the heat."

So I sent him to school on Thursday in a pair of tailored shorts. I had cut down a pair of school trousers and I hemmed them up properly," she told the Daily Star."

I was told he would spend the day in inclusion because he wasn’t wearing a pair of trousers or they will send him home to me, There’s a lot of boys in years 10 and 11 who are walking around in skirts, if I hadn’t seen it I wouldn’t believe it.”

The girls have the choice between skirts and trousers why can’t the boys have a choice?” she added.

ThisIs50: Huh? Boys Wearing Skirts To School After Ban On Shorts. Parents Angry [Video]

A commenter down there commented, if you can read between the lines:

"That sauce is gravy as farce foreal. I blame Scotland, and I blame Kanye and A$AP Rocky for this corny sasperella."

It was hot today, and it'll still be hot tomorrow. Its more of these schools wanting to keep uniformity and tradition, no matter the health of these lads. And for the record, they don't look very fabulous, but look like they're regular boys that play Halo and Pokemon like everyone else.

Edit: And I guess The Guardian got flack for boys wearing not-pretty skirts on YouTube, and pulled the video. They were boring skirts, in fact. I like the picture the video has anyway.

Dem fucking dope kicks wit the yellow laces.

#2 Edited by Milkman (16838 posts) -

I'm of the belief that any school with uniforms is a piece of shit school.

#3 Posted by RVonE (4642 posts) -

I think it's cool that those guys wear skirts to circumvent regulations. And that lady is right: if girls can wear either skirts or trousers, it makes sense that boys should also be offered that choice.

#4 Posted by Wraxend (565 posts) -

Wear a Kilt.

#5 Posted by FlipperDesert (2090 posts) -

@milkman said:

I'm of the belief that any school with uniforms is a piece of shit school.

In the UK, you'd be hard-pressed to find any schools that didn't have a uniform. That being said, they are all pretty shitty.

#6 Posted by TooWalrus (13218 posts) -

Heh, when I was in second grade, everyone had to sit on the floor cross-legged, unless you were a girl wearing a skirt. A kid name Nick complained to the teacher about sitting cross-legged, and her response was "Don't like sitting cross-legged? Then wear a skirt to school!" So he borrowed one from his sister. Thanks, Mrs. Rice.

@milkman said:

I'm of the belief that any school with uniforms is a piece of shit school.

I used to think that until I moved to New Zealand. I fuckin' loved it.

...anyway. Style's going to keep moving in bizarre directions, it always does. Maybe cross-dressing will be the next big thing, and the popular kids are all going to be transvestites. Who knows?

#7 Posted by CABBAGES (530 posts) -

They don't sound Scottish ? you sure that's not Wales ?

#8 Edited by Blu3V3nom07 (4220 posts) -

@cabbages: .. What is that called, then? Walish? Scottish from Wales?.

#9 Posted by Tearhead (2169 posts) -

@milkman said:

I'm of the belief that any school with uniforms is a piece of shit school.

Woah. Why do you say that? Here where I live (Barbados) all of the schools have uniforms. Nothing wrong with that.

#10 Posted by oraknabo (1470 posts) -

Considering school is a lot more about enforcing conformity than learning and rewarding clever problem solving, this isn't much of a surprise.

#11 Posted by CABBAGES (530 posts) -

@blu3v3nom07:

Welsh people are from Wales and Scottish people are from Scotland

#12 Edited by believer258 (11948 posts) -

@blu3v3nom07 said:

@cabbages: .. What is that called, then? Walish? Scottish from Wales?.

Welsh.

Also, I find this circumvention of the rules pretty funny. I also find it pretty disgusting that the school wouldn't at least distribute shorts or something if they want kids to stay in uniforms. It would be great if a large group of parents gathered together and sent all of their boys to school in shorts (or a skirt!); that way, the school would have to do something. EDIT: And I mean well over half the boys, probably more like 3/4 of them would be most effective.

#13 Edited by Blu3V3nom07 (4220 posts) -

@cabbages: .. I should of known that.. Alright. Maybe they are Welsh, I dunno.

#14 Posted by DonutFever (3551 posts) -

Man, I know a guy who would be suspended every Halloween if he went to this school.

#15 Posted by Milkman (16838 posts) -

@tearhead: This is going to sound like some hippie nonsense but I think kids being able to express themselves is really important to their growth. Telling them all to dress the same encourages conformity and limits their creativity, I think.

....Maaaaaaaaaannnnnn

#16 Posted by Animasta (14697 posts) -

I am pretty sure if this were a TV show there'd be some super nerdy guy that says "well technically if you check the rules" and then the principal gets really angry and yells into the ceiling in his office

#17 Posted by BigJeffrey (5021 posts) -

If they are dropping their handkerchief on the floor on purpose THEN THERE SHOULD be a problem.

#18 Posted by pyromagnestir (4324 posts) -

I like these guys's ingenuity. They should be praised, not scolded!

#19 Edited by Demoskinos (14871 posts) -

@milkman said:

@tearhead: This is going to sound like some hippie nonsense but I think kids being able to express themselves is really important to their growth. Telling them all to dress the same encourages conformity and limits their creativity, I think.

....Maaaaaaaaaannnnnn

Nah, totally agree with you. Its my same issue with Fathers trying to instill what they think are "manly" things in their sons instead of letting them do what they want because Dad is a homophobe and doesn't want his son to be gay. Like fucking let kids be who they want to be. As long as they grow up to be civil people who gives a flying fuck about anything else. All this gender reinforcement shit that is still present in society irks me.

#20 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (4220 posts) -

I like these guys's ingenuity. They should be praised, not scolded!

Boys will be boys.

#21 Edited by Clonedzero (4200 posts) -

It's Scotland, isn't dudes wearing skirts a normal thing?

And yes, fuck you a kilt is just a "manskirt".

#22 Posted by rebgav (1429 posts) -

"I have the weirdest boner right now."

#23 Posted by Zoeytrope (90 posts) -

Next thing you know, girls will be wearing pants.

#24 Edited by rebgav (1429 posts) -

@clonedzero said:

It's Scotland, isn't dudes wearing skirts a normal thing?

It's Wales. Gowerton, near Swansea (just off the A484, about four miles north-west of Swansea to be exact.) It's almost as if no-one, including the OP, read the article linked in the original post. How unusual.

#25 Posted by GunslingerPanda (4787 posts) -

It really is hot as shit right now. Maybe I should get a skirt...

#26 Posted by crusader8463 (14422 posts) -

There always seems to be a story like this every year or so somewhere. Where a boy wears girls close to prove some point, the school does something stupid to punish him, and the news has a field day with it and then it goes away and we all forget about it in a few weeks.

#27 Posted by psylah (2177 posts) -

The pleated skirt looked right, the other skirt was a bit tight for a guy with his legs.

Or at least wear a decent heel, for christ's sake, show off those calves.

#28 Edited by Tireyo (6420 posts) -

Another school with a stupid rule.

#29 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@milkman said:

I'm of the belief that any school with uniforms is a piece of shit school.

Don't a lot of countries have school uniform laws or whatever? I know Japan's pretty big on that shit, and they can't be alone.

#30 Posted by Jimbo (9819 posts) -

There's a lot to be said for school uniform, but if a skirt is acceptable under the dress code then it should be acceptable for everybody I suppose.

#31 Posted by OurSin_360 (916 posts) -

Why would they ban shorts but allow girls to wear skirts anyway?

#32 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7617 posts) -

It's Scotland, isn't dudes wearing skirts a normal thing?

And yes, fuck you a kilt is just a "manskirt".

It's not Scotland, but even then, kilts are only worn during super formal occasions like weddings. You won't see people just randomly wearing them around.

#33 Posted by Iodine (547 posts) -

@milkman said:

I'm of the belief that any school with uniforms is a piece of shit school.

6th-8th grade I had to wear a tie and blazer. Worst experience of my life

#34 Edited by Akyho (1656 posts) -

@blu3v3nom07:

That is 100% wales as it is in Swansea in WALES.

I am also Scottish.

Also same thing happened a few years ago. ALSO posted here on Giant Bomb.

http://www.giantbomb.com/forums/general-discussion-30/fascist-school-district-bans-shorts-boys-wear-skir-495273/

The news story of Cambridge boys 2 years ago. Cambridge is in England.

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/odd/news/a318923/boy-wears-skirt-to-school-after-shorts-ban.html

Ps the weather has been super hot in th UK. My balls have been sloshing around in my own sweat.

#35 Posted by dudeglove (7900 posts) -

@clonedzero said:

It's Scotland, isn't dudes wearing skirts a normal thing?

And yes, fuck you a kilt is just a "manskirt".

It's not Scotland, but even then, kilts are only worn during super formal occasions like weddings. You won't see people just randomly wearing them around.

Kilts (at least the ones I've worn in my time) are also super fucking heavy too. Sure you get a draft up yer knackers but I would never think they were comfortable.

@milkman said:

I'm of the belief that any school with uniforms is a piece of shit school.

In the UK, those who go to schools that don't have uniforms are considered shit.

#36 Edited by Marcsman (3209 posts) -

The quote a lot of 10 & 11 year old boys go around wearing skirts disturbs me. Call me old fashioned , but boys or men do not wear skirts. Period.

#37 Posted by isomeri (1289 posts) -

I've been threatening to go to work in a skirt all summer and actually got permission from my boss. I may need to go out and buy me a skirt if these temperatures keep up.

#38 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4363 posts) -

@marcsman said:

The quote a lot of 10 & 11 year old boys go around wearing skirts disturbs me. Call me old fashioned , but boys or men do not wear skirts. Period.

Old fashioned

#39 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11126 posts) -

What kind of terrible school bans shorts?

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#40 Edited by Scrawnto (2452 posts) -

@marcsman said:

The quote a lot of 10 & 11 year old boys go around wearing skirts disturbs me. Call me old fashioned , but boys or men do not wear skirts. Period.

People used to get outraged over women wearing trousers. Maybe you're one of them too, but things do change. You're entitled to your opinion of course, but don't hold your breath waiting for the world to conform to it.

#41 Posted by Aegon (5654 posts) -

@milkman said:

@tearhead: This is going to sound like some hippie nonsense but I think kids being able to express themselves is really important to their growth. Telling them all to dress the same encourages conformity and limits their creativity, I think.

....Maaaaaaaaaannnnnn

This is not me saying one is better than the other, but I think with uniforms you're less likely to get bullying of the "you have poor clothes so you're poor..hahahahaha poor" variety.

#42 Posted by Aegon (5654 posts) -

Just watched the video. Fainting because of long pants? WHAT?

#43 Posted by Oscar__Explosion (2323 posts) -

Why the hell did shorts get banned but girls are allowed to wear skirts? That's a hot load of bullshit.

#44 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4683 posts) -

Takes confidence to wear a skirt in this society where you are likely to be scolded for it. Props to them as it is mad hot and they be able to wear whatever. I guess this a fancy school with a serious dress code that the skirts violate. Still, the source stated that girls can choose between pants and skirts. Why can't the males have a choice between pants and shorts. Sure the skirts break the rules, but the rules are kinda silly in the first place.

#45 Posted by ArtelinaRose (1855 posts) -

We all know where I stand on this.

#46 Posted by Rick_Fingers (524 posts) -

@akyho: I'm Australian, I find the idea of a heatwave in the UK to be hilarious.

What is it, 24 degrees? :P I kid, I kid

#47 Edited by TheSouthernDandy (3881 posts) -

Alright I'm down. It's hot as hell here too, I'm wearing a skirt to work tomorrow. Ain't nobody gonna tell me how to live.

#48 Posted by ArtelinaRose (1855 posts) -

It was like 97 degrees here in Western Washington a few weeks ago so I threw on one of my skirts because fuck pants in that type of weather. Skirts are alright. All of the pleasure of not wearing pants with only slightly less social stigma.

#49 Posted by Darji (5294 posts) -

@milkman said:

I'm of the belief that any school with uniforms is a piece of shit school.

With uniforms you will not have any problems with bullying because your parents are poor and you can not wear certain brands. I think school Uniforms are great and I wished we had something like that.

#50 Posted by Animasta (14697 posts) -

@darji said:

@milkman said:

I'm of the belief that any school with uniforms is a piece of shit school.

With uniforms you will not have any problems with bullying because your parents are poor and you can not wear certain brands. I think school Uniforms are great and I wished we had something like that.

I never was bullied for my clothes despite the fact that they were all shit.

(I was never bullied at all, actually, past middle school)