Male teachers across Spain have been donning skirts to their classrooms to promote inclusive education.
The Clothes Have No Gender (#laropanotienegenero) movement started back in October after a Bilbao student named Mikel Gomez was expelled and referred to psychologists after wearing a skirt to school.
Gomez explained in a TikTok video back in November that they were simply trying to show support for feminism and diversity.
Since then, November 4th has officially become ‘Wear a Skirt to School Day,’ and some teachers have embraced the skirts post-November.
Manuel Ortega is one of them, and has been proudly wearing a skirt since May.
He tweeted: “A school that educates with respect, diversity, co-education and tolerance. Dress how you want! We join the campaign #clotheshavenogender.”
Teacher Jose Piñas shared his decision to wear a skirt. He wrote on Twitter, “20 years ago I suffered persecution and insults for my sexual orientation in the institute where I am now a teacher… many teachers, they looked the other way.”
The movement has exploded on social media, and many have positively reacted to the gesture.
We think this is class act.