Sunday, November 8, 2009

Gender and School Dress Codes

Interesting article in the New York Times Sunday Styles section today about gendered dressing and school dress codes.

Can a Boy Wear a Skirt to School?


  1. When I was in highschool, there were a couple of boys that worse skirts. With Doc Martins. I don't think it was any kind of statement about their sexuality though, which I think is the point of the article.

    Being a parent of a kiddo in junior high, I think the bigger issue really is the classroom disruption. At that age, kids are looking for anything to talk about or distract them from actually paying attention in class. ;-P

    Which is why so many schools are going to uniforms in the first place. Of course, even with unifoms, I hear all about it if one of the students wore a ROYAL blue shirt, instead of NAVY blue. So maybe its more distracting - I dunno?

    Its a tough issue, thats for sure!

  2. Hmmm, honestly, i really don't see why not. If its part of them expressing who they are, then why not. I think if they can handle the comments then go for it, but being in school might make it really tough.