Male Teachers Wear Skirts After A Student Was Expelled For Wearing One

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. 

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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.

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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.

Written by Abigale Racine