Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Lucia Skirts are discriminatory

“Gender-specific” clothes, the EHRC said in its 68-page report on the rights of “transsexuals” this week, could be discriminatory. “Pupils born female with gender dysphoria experienced great discomfort being forced to wear stereotypical girls’ clothes – for example a skirt,” the report said.

The EHRC is a non-departmental government body established by the Equality Act 2006 that began to function in October 2007. The EHRC called its latest published “guidance,” the “Provision of Goods, Facilities and Services for Trans People,” a “how to guide” for “managers and front line staff of all levels” that gives “good practice examples.”
Amazing. Truly, truly amazing.

It just reminds me of when I was 11 years old, having to colour in a picture of a number of girls sitting around resting in a forest - all wearing shorts. With great care, I coloured in skirts, with appropriate folds depending on how they were sitting for all the girls in the picture.

Related link: Skirts in School Uniforms “Discriminate” against Transsexuals: UK Human Rights Commission ~ LifeSiteNews

5 comment(s):

ZenTiger said...

Well, I guess like the naked cyclist in the post before this one, they could go to school naked from the waist down?

I wonder what age they think this discrimination begins? A lot of students are also uncomfortable wearing uniforms full stop, and I'm sure their freedom of expression is curtailed by having to adhere to some sort of school standard.

Surely, it must be the height of discrimination to call many British people British if they decide that makes them uncomfortable. I mean, if you are British by birth or by nationality, it's hardly your fault if you self-identify as German.

ZenTiger said...

I also add that I wonder how much of this is an issue? Some of the uniformed schools I went to had some discretion for older students, and of course there were a few schools that were completely mufti.

Psycho Milt said...

Pupils born female with gender dysphoria experienced great discomfort being forced to wear stereotypical girls’ clothes – for example a skirt

They forgot to mention the wearing of skirts is highly correlated with breast cancer. Brassieres too. Oh, when will this nightmare of oppression end?

What we could really do with is some means of combatting the increase in people born with social science disorder. That seems to be just running riot at the moment.

I.M Fletcher said...

Lucia, and what did the teacher say about your now skirted girls pic? Or did they not worry too much about it?

Lucia Maria said...

Fletch,

Nothing that I can remember. She may not even have seen it. I don't think it would have been a big deal either way.

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