posted on May, 21 2009 @ 08:52 PM
Gavin says he wore the kilt twice in the past two weeks to Rocky Mountain Junior High as a prop for an art project. Jessop told the boy that the
outfit could be misconstrued as cross-dressing.
These dress code rules are getting ridiculous. As long as it wasn't revealing, why is wearing a kilt any different than wearing shorts? My first
problem is that if he wore the kilt twice, and his school had an issue, why did they wait until the second time he wore it to let him know? I could
not find the school's dress code policy online, but most schools do not have any rules against guys wearing kilts. If girls can wear pants, and I
know it's cliche, but guys should be able to wear appropriate kilts or one-legged-pants type outfits as well. I'm sure it wasn't bothering anyone
and unless he had his hair in pigtails and was wearing lipstick, I don't consider this to be cross-dressing at all.
Sometimes I think schools let girls let away with more in terms of dress code. I know that my school supposedly has a code against tank tops and short
shorts and miniskirts, but I see this type of dress every single day and the girls never get in trouble. But when some guys wore their bathrobes to
school on a spirit day, there was this whole big uproar from the administration. At my school, girls are even permitted to wear leggings without
skirts or dresses on.
And this case is especially wrong because he was wearing the kilt for a project. That's pretty weak for the school to criticize him for that. I
seriously don't consider this cross-dressing, and with the quality of education in the USA I feel like schools should be worrying about more