Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Students told to keep skirts below the knee because of boys and male staff

If this were in our country,there would be cries of intimidation and abuse of personal rights.Some might claim how backward we still are in civilization but,can we say that about this rule in New Zealand?

Students at a New Zealand school are using the power of media to fight back after they were told their skirt hemlines were too short for school.


It wasn't the fact they were short that was the actual problem, it was that the school advised the reason for the rule was because it was a problem for boys and male staff. Yep.

A group of girls attending Henderson High in Auckland were spoken to after a uniform inspection regarding the length of their skirts, according to Newshub. The girls were told if they didn't lower their skirts below their knees they would be given detention. 

Student Sade Tuttle told the publication she didn't have a problem with fixing her skirt, until the deputy principle said the reason behind the request was to "keep our girls safe, stop boys getting ideas and create a good work environment for the male staff."

Tuttle and another Year 11 student, Jazmyn Green, said they were upset by the comments. "The rules themselves aren't the problem; the problem is when these codes target girls specifically because their bodies are sexual and distracting," Tuttle told Newshub.

SOURCE:  MASHABLE