Boys Wear Skirts To School In France To Fight Sexism
Boys from 27 high schools in the French city of Nantes were given the chance to wear skirts Friday to school as part of an anti-sexism demonstration.
Boys from 27 high schools in the French city of Nantes were given the chance to wear skirts to school last Friday as part of an anti-sexism demonstration.
The demonstration, backed by the city's education authorities, was named “Ce que soulève la jupe” which translates as “what raises the skirt” or “lift the skirt”.
Girls were also encouraged to wear skirts.
Student Arthur Moinet, an organiser for the demonstration, said the event was sparked by an ongoing problem with sexism in his region.
Boys were not required to participate, though a majority supported the demonstration, Euronews reported.
Gender has been a contentious topic in France recently, with the country passing a new equality-oriented education curriculum earlier this year.