A school has banned girls from wearing skirts, claiming that they “put girls at risk.”
The mixed sex secondary school, located in North Yorkshire, has banned skirts completely lest innocent young flowers unknowingly attract the bestial attention of marauding males, naturally inclined to rape any alluring young girls they come upon.
Girls under 15 will only be allowed to wear modest black trousers, whilst older girls will be allowed navy blue skirts only if their hemlines are no more than three inches above the knee.
The headmaster patronisingly claims younger girls under his charge are “wholly unaware of the signals they are giving out” – presumably he is unaware, or, as is more likely, unable to admit that girls of this age are sexually active and sexually aware, as most clearly are.
The school admits that its inability to enforce a simple dress code on young girls has led it to ban skirts completely:
“We have been seriously concerned now, for a number of years, that girls as young as 12/13 years of age are placing themselves at risk by wearing skirts of a wholly inappropriate length.
We are also aware that parents are becoming increasingly frustrated that the school seems incapable of imposing its authority on such young children. In the end we could probably do so but the cost in terms of detentions and exclusions would be very high and disproportionate to the end we would achieve.”
The school also complains about the usual schoolgirl trick of altering skirt length based on the environment:
“Parents who have come in have been astonished to see the difference between the length their daughter may wear her skirt as she leaves home and what has happened by the time she is walking the corridors of the school.”
Just what the girls are at risk of is not specified – stimulating sexually repressed teachers perhaps.