UK: "It's so hot in England, schoolboys are wearing skirts"

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'The teenage boys at Isca Academy in Exeter argued it was too hot for pants as temperatures the mid 30s [Celsius] on Wednesday. Dozens of boys, who borrowed uniform skirts from female friends and sisters,went to class on Thursday sporting a new look in protest of the school's 'no shorts' policy, according to the English news site, Devonlive.com.
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"One of the five boys did get in trouble - because it was too short."

Another boy was reportedly told to change because his legs were too hairy, according to Devonlive.com. So Thursday, some older teens brought razors to fix that problem.

The mother also told the site the boys were fighting "injustice".

"Children also don't like injustice," she said. "The boys see the women teachers in sandals and nice cool skirts and tops while they are wearing long trousers and shoes and the older boys have to wear blazers. They just think it's unfair that they can't wear shorts in this heat.
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These British boys, it seems, are not the only ones to think up such a novel idea.

In Nantes, France, some male bus drivers showed off similar feminine attire this week to protest the bus company's 'no shorts' policy, arguing pants were too hot during the heat wave, according to the Local.'

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Men in skirts isn't new

Men have been wearing battle skirts a lot longer than pants. Roman legionarries wore pleated skirts with armor plates sewed onto them. Men in armies long before then wore skirts into battle and indeed daily esp if their civilizations were in hot places like Mesopotamia or northern Africa. Kilts are simply a kind of skirt with a different name. And togas were what today would be considered edgy dresses.

The idea that men should only appear in pants is actually quite new.

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Kilts

It's going to be a long hot summer in the northern hemisphere.
Look up kilts( no pun intended). I have my favorite brand but do your own research.*

Modern kilts can have pockets and be washable. No family tartan either. Not unless your family is "pinstripe." Go for solid colors, camouflage exists but it looks unprofessional unless you're a soldier or a hunter.

You don't need to claim ancestors from Scotland.

Men's kilts even do things for women (if we care)
First; women get to ogle our legs
Second; women get to speculate on what we're wearing under the kilt.
Third; because we're wearing fewer layers we are able to set the office thermostats higher, saving energy while allowing them to talk about something besides how cold they are.

Think about all this the next time your inseam grabs you.

* O K, here's a hint: "Seattle."

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My great great grandmother was named Ross...

My great great grandmother's last name was Ross, so I suppose I could try one of their kilts myself!

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