School uniforms are already a pretty fraught issue when it comes to gender and sexism, but they are also becoming a frequent figure in other discussions that are just as disturbing as the sexist stereotypes that determine who wears what based on biological gender.
Not for the first time, I’ve been reading about the idea that female students should have a specific dress code that limits things like the length of their skirts or the visibility of their bra straps to ensure that male students and teachers aren’t somehow adversely effected.
When I went to high school, it was to an all-girls selective school that was very much a public school despite the strict rules, religious references and rigid policies that might have inspired one to think otherwise. The school uniforms there hadn’t changed appreciably in decades.
I met my husband online over 9 years ago now. I have a fair few friends that also met their partners that way and most of us have had an awkward moment or two when asked the dreaded “How did you two meet?” at a party, but now, in 2015, online dating is far more common.