School bans mini-skirts for sake of male teachers

Just in case any women forgot that this is a man's world and we're just living in it, Trentham High School in Stoke-on-Trent Staffordshire has banned students from wearing skirts because they "are distracting male teachers and pupils."

Shame on the female students for distracting their male teachers! But not really. It's obviously a school's prerogative to enforce some form of a dress-code. However, the reasoning behind this particular dress code has students, parents, and social media fiends fuming.

The school has ordered that students all wear the same style of "business-like" trousers. Headmistress Dr. Rowena Blencowe told Daily Mail that staff have been spending more time telling students to roll down their skirts than teaching. She said:

"Now it's just a constant nag. Girls are coming in with skirts that just cover their bottoms - it's totally inappropriate. Girls with the right length skirts are just rolling them up. We tell them in form period to roll them down, but by first break they're back up again."

The headmistress went on to explain that the school's poor male teachers shouldn't have to suffer through the short-skirt fad. It's not like they can just avert their eyes or get their minds out of the gutter or anything. She said:

%shareLinks-quote="It's not pleasant for male members of staff and students either, the girls have to walk up stairs and sit down and it's a complete distraction. After a while it stops being a uniform issue and starts becoming a safeguarding issue." type="quote" author="Dr. Rowena Blencowe" authordesc="" isquoteoftheday=%

The idea to ban skirts was reportedly fully supported by the staff. However, many students and parents are less than thrilled. On 16-year-old student said:

"In this heat it is impractical and really uncomfortable to wear trousers - we are not boys and we want to wear skirts."

Janet Thomson, 40, who has two daughters at the school, explained why the new dress code seems unnecessary to her. She said:

"I can't see what the problem is. This has been going on for years even when I was a teenager. These are not primary school girls - they are becoming young women and should be allowed to wear skirts. I agree there is a point where it becomes inappropriate but to ban skirts altogether is little draconian to say the least."

People are taking to Twitter to express their fury over the school's new dress code.

As more schools start cracking down on dress codes for women, students are fighting back. Watch this video to see a note a student wrote to her school telling the school to stop sexualizing women's bodies and making it seem like the students are the problem:

Teenage Girl Fights Back Against School's Dress Code
Teenage Girl Fights Back Against School's Dress Code

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