Australian School Lets Pupils #Breakfree From Gender Stereotypes

March 3, 2016 - School Uniform

Boys who brand as womanlike can now wear skirts to school…

This week we’re all about #BreakingFree from Gender Stereotyping. That’s because we were anxious to review about this propagandize in Australia, re-writing a rulebook on propagandize uniform.

Newtown High School in Sydney has published new manners saying that boys identifying as womanlike can wear skirts to school, and also use a girls bathroom.

The pierce comes after a debate led by year 11 pupils, who wanted to see a change in a school’s uniform policy.  

11 year aged Jo Dwyer told The Sydney Morning Herald, ‘our aim was to mislay a un-inclusive gender labels from a propagandize uniform’. Previously, students wishing to wear a ‘cross-gender uniform’ had to have accede from their parents, and a psychologist’s note, that ‘wasn’t unequivocally a probability for some students whose relatives aren’t understanding of their gender identity.’ 


Newtown High, a behaving humanities school, has been praised for a on-going uniform policy, that has captivated headlines around a world. LGBT advocacy organisation Safe Schools Coalition Australia is now enlivening all schools in New South Wales to consider adopting a policy.

This is not a usually time that pupils during Newtown High School have challenged a standing quo. In 2014 year 9 pupils threw some tough questions during afterwards Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, while he was visiting. Pupils challenged him over his position on happy marriage, immigration, and asked him pointedly because a Minister for Women in his supervision was… a man.

Taking approach action, campaigning for equivalence and severe gender stereotypes –  where do we pointer a enrolment form?

Newton High School has assimilated a apparent transformation of regulating wardrobe to tackle gender stereotyping. Stylist Jenny Beavan defied all vigour to seem during a Oscars in a round gown, instead nearing in an MS jumper with a striped scarf. ‘I don’t do frocks and we positively don’t do heels. we have a bad back.’ Jenny explained after her win. Whilst Jaden Smith captioned an Instagram shot of himself in a striped dress: ‘Went to Topshop to buy some lady clothes, we meant “clothes”’. And, in other long-overdue news, British Airways finally authorised womanlike atmosphere stewards to wear trousers to work progressing this year. (It’s usually taken them thirty-odd years).

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