Banning boys from wearing shorts is a stupid move in itself. Chiltern Edge Secondary School in Oxfordshire has just done exactly that – meaning boys are going to come home with grass-stained trousers this summer, after playing football at lunch time. But this school has taken the insanity a step further.
Chiltern Edge has told male students that if they don’t want to wear trousers, they should wear skirts instead. Their new uniform policies explicitly states all students must choose between trousers or skirts.
Alastair Vince-Porteous, a father of a male pupil, contacted the school to ask if his son could wear tailored shorts. He was told by the school that their uniform policy was now ‘gender neutral’, and he could wear a skirt if he wished.
What kind of insanity is this? In temperatures reaching 26 degrees C, male pupils will either have to swelter in polyester trousers, shirts, and jumpers (come on, let’s face it, our parents all bought us the polyester uniforms) – or totally embarrass themselves by wearing women’s clothes.
The insanity has long been in our schools – our teaches are controlled by the far-left National Union of Teachers after all – but now the insanity is visible. Children are being directly affected in a way they can see, and while it’s laughable, stupid, and frankly appalling, it might just be the thing we need to prove our point.
When teachers are gently indoctrinating in schools, but giving students the freedom they crave at lunch time, letting them blow off steam in the canteen and run around in the school grounds, I doubt kids will kick up much of a fuss. Who cares what history they’re taught about, if they can sit and watch the clock and play with their mates at lunch?
But boys being forced to humiliate themselves if they don’t want to melt in summer, that’s different. Very different.
Perhaps the insane left has taken it too far. Their violence, their blatant anti-semitism, their rejection of democratic mandates and decisions like Brexit, and their mockery of straight white boys, will be their downfall.
This incident in Chiltern Edge Secondary School may be just the beginning of a terrifying snowball for the left, and the start of the fight back for common sense and normality.