On October 22nd, WSS students came into schools wearing skirts, regardless of their gender. Students explained to French teacher Keira Robertson Worden why they were doing this...
“The goal is to stand up for girls in schools and protest gender roles and highlight that boys and girls are treated differently when it comes to school dress codes and uniforms. Also, to protest both the hyper-sexualization of girls and toxic masculinity. Boys should be able to wear what they want without the fear of being bullied or being told that they are acting gay.” Lauren Hamm, Grade 10 WSS
This movement, which started 6 days ago at a school in Quebec, protests toxic masculinity and the hyper-sexualization of females. It is so refreshing to see these young people take a stand and assert their rights as equal individuals.
“I wore a skirt today to promote this movement and participate in something meaningful. I think it’s important to wear what you want and go against the idea of toxic masculinity. It doesn’t really matter what clothing you wear, that should define your gender.” Taylor Boehm, Grade 10 WSS