Schools And Heteronormativity
One of the forms of socialisation is through the education system.
I'm not in school any more, but I remember a divide in the dress code due to gender.
Girls must have their hair at least shoulder-length, I think with boys it had to be a certain length but shorter than girls.
Girls could wear skirts and boys couldn't. Boys could only wear one earring and girls could wear a pair.
I remember reading an article about a boy who wore a skirt to school because they wouldn't let him wear shorts in the summer.
Why are dress codes separated? What impact would this particularly have on transgender students?
I remember our sex education was taught very briefly in biology mainly for reproductive purposes. There was no same-sex sex education; there was no education of different bodies. I'd like to know what the rules are in your school. Has sex education and dress codes changed? If you could, how would you change things in your school?
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