The Other I

July 26, 2016

A stand against sexual discrimination

Filed under: Just Stuff,The English — theotheri @ 8:02 pm

Unlike in the States, schools did not begin their summer break until last Friday here in England.  But in recent days the weather has been extremely hot climbing well into the 90’s in some areas.

Several high school boys at a co-ed high school, therefore, asked for permission to wear shorts in order to be a little cooler, but the word came back that all students were required to wear the regulation uniform consisting of either long pants or skirts.

Four boys took the ruling at its face value and showed up in skirts.

From left: George Boyland, Jesse Stringer, Kodi Ayling, Michael Parker

I know from experience that skirts are indeed much cooler than long pants.

Though I’m not sure the skirts cooled things off in all senses of the word.



  1. nothing like skirting the issue


    Comment by kateritek — July 26, 2016 @ 8:18 pm | Reply

  2. Can we decipher the looks? 🙂


    Comment by tskraghu — August 10, 2016 @ 12:06 pm | Reply

    • Decipher the looks – I hadn’t thought of that one. Now that I’ve tried, I am pleading the ignorance of being a foreigner. I wonder what my Yorkshire-born & bred husband might see, though. I’ll post his responses here if he throws any light onto the issue.

      Liked by 1 person

      Comment by theotheri — August 10, 2016 @ 1:48 pm | Reply

    • My husband suggests to look out for the “young-un” (as they say in Yorkshire) on the far right. The other 3 have frowns on their faces which might be the light in their eyes or because they weren’t prepared to be photographed. But the little one has a look of delight on his face that suggests he’s going to make up his own mind about things in life — and enjoy doing it. Be fun to watch if we could, wouldn’t it?


      Comment by theotheri — August 13, 2016 @ 2:43 pm | Reply

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