Male Student Wins Fight to Wear Skirt

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A male high school student can wear a skirt to school after the American Civil Liberties Union reached an agreement with school officials.

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Arturo Rojas

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I think that when you try to make the land of the free real, there are things that for some narrow-minded don't make any sense, but it's time to fight for any right that means you can't do something (as long as you don't hurt anyone)

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I really respect this kid. He's fighting a silly policy that he wants changed, and in a way that's gotta be tough with the other kids in school.

Something like this is often indicative of a person with the right level of confidence and determination to actually make changes in the world, and I believe that there are far too few people who think in high school, let alone think on their own.
Karin Mitchell

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Jan 25, 2006
 
Dave Blane wrote:
OMG ! No wonder out students have the lowest grade level of learning ! They are spending ( with parents approval) way too much time doing this garbage, and with the aid of idiot moron lawyers too. And THEY HAVE A DEGREE. If I had a law office and this kid and father came into see me about this issue, I would have booted both of them in the ASS and sent them out the door!
Acknowledging a man's right to wear a skirt is not in line with historical traditions. In fact, millions of years ago men wore nothing but tunics and skirts. Scottish men still wear traditional skirts for ceremonial purposes. In fact, my ex-husband loved my soft cotton wrap around skirts to wear after a day in stiff polyster uniform pants. Men wear robes don't they. If people are allowed to wear pajamas in public, which seems to be an accepted form of public clothing, then why shouldn't men wear skirts. Women wear pants. Double standard? Maybe!
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Mr Blane likes to see his name in all the forums. Get a life
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I agree with Palegreen. Dave is spending too much time responding to forums. Personally I am sick of seeing his name and opinions. Say one thing and step away from the keyboard.
someguy

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i agree with dave because wut guy would wanna wear a skirt to a school

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Dave Blane wrote:
OMG ! No wonder out students have the lowest grade level of learning ! They are spending ( with parents approval) way too much time doing this garbage, and with the aid of idiot moron lawyers too. And THEY HAVE A DEGREE. If I had a law office and this kid and father came into see me about this issue, I would have booted both of them in the ASS and sent them out the door!
Spending too much time doing this garbage? On the contrary, I applaud this student for defending his consitutional rights to free expression. If boys at this school are not allowed to wear shorts, why should the girls be allowed to wear skirts? Its a plainly discriminatory policy

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Dave Blane wrote:
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I SAY Pick your battles Rojas ! This was stupid waste of time for both faculty, and the courts.
Exactly! The faculty should not have wasted their time, and the time of the courts, by trying to stop this kid for doing something that hurt no one.

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Don Swen wrote:
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Yes but maybe the girls have better looking legs? You never thought of that ?
Blane, what does that have to do with anything as far as the school policy is concerned?
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So anytime we see something unfair we should just buck up , get with the program, dont question authority.? This kid deserves a pat on the back, He will more than likely grow up to question why things are the way the are and be ACTIVE in trying to change things, instead of laying down and be led around by the ring in the nose and be a good sheep. I say cheers to ya!
someOtherGuy

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Jan 25, 2006
 
Of course you kinda oughta pick your battles!
someguy2

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Jan 26, 2006
 
someguy wrote:
yeah this kid can wear a skirt to his school but it is kinda gay and its stupid because they are making a big deal out of this dum ass problem
do you watch high school stories on mtv because there was this episode were they did a prank and made a holiday at there school and it was plad skirt monday. Then next year the people who made the holiday, they were waering skirts and they got intruble for that and i think that was wrong that they got intruble.
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Kudos to this student for standing up for his rights and protesting in a manner both peaceful and legal. The idea of a "man wearing a skirt" is not the issue...stop making it one. This is about a student who felt something was unfair and excercised his constitutional right to speak up about it. Good for him.
legaleagle

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Jan 26, 2006
 
Note to David Blane - I appreciate your "concern" about waste of court time and resources...sadly there are cases brought before the courts that are indeed frivolous...however The American Civil Liberties Union does not typically take things lightly. They likely championed this cause because the enforcement of a discriminatory dresscode is what you refer to in the legal field as a "slippery slope". When an institution enforces procedure and policy rooted in sexual discrimination...you open the door for other more aggregious discriminatory practices. Best to stop them before they become more serious.
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The sad part about this whole thing is that it shuold have never been an issue, how was his decision to wear a skirt to school hurting anybody?.....The Pope wears a dress!
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W-04 Hooah l wrote:
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Moron, it's not a dress as defined by our Western culture .......you idiot! This so called "student" was interviewed on TV, and he was no "kid". He looked like an old John Belushi wearing a Hawaii skirt for skit on SNL!
The kid must have been left back like 4 times! Maybe they "the faculty" is fed up with this particular student and wants the "kid" to FOCUS on school work for a change and not place an emphasis on his attire for once. Yah Know High School is a place for: READING, WRITING AND ARITHMATIC, NOT POLITIC. Save that crap ( skirts ) for "liberal"-farts college frat houses.....This country needs to get back to basics, and put this type of "feel Gooder" attitude below sea level.
not very christian like of you.
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One day you let them were skirts and the next they want same sex mariges.

Fucking Fags!
Liberal hating islam

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I dunno that much about THIS case - but I saw where they threw a guy out of a prom for wearing a kilt.

That was just wrong, and ignorant. A kilt with a jacket and dress sporan is the height of formality.

Anyone that wants to wear a kilt anytime should be allowed to!

It is high time that the WEST rally around our Western heritage. It keeps us FREE.
Kristine

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Feb 28, 2006
 
WOW...thats very intresting and like funny ima post tomorrow when did this happen i feel like eating some taco bell post. YEAHH IM FROM MISSOURI!!!!! GO CRADINALS!!!!!!
LMS

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its a skirt guys, get over it. who cares if he wears it or not? its not gonna hurt anyone. ooo a skirt, so scary!
HA! the kid wants to wear a skirt. girls wear pants, we have the lightbult, everyone can vote. THINGS CHANGE.
who are you to judge what other people wear?

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