School boys and girls will wear the same dress; What is the gender neutral uniform of Kerala, how will the girls be
There is a Government School in Valayanchirangara, Ernakulam District, Kerala. This school has introduced gender neutral uniform to its students. Gender neutral uniform, that is, a uniform that can be worn by both boys and girls. The school has prescribed shirt and 3/4 shorts uniform for all its students.
"Are they dressed like boys?" If you are a girl, then you must have heard these words at some point of time when wearing jeans-shirt. Often boys also get to hear such words when they dress 'like girls'.
Now however, no one will be able to use these words for boys and girls of a school in Kerala. This school has implemented uniform dress for both boys and girls. This decision of the school is being appreciated across the country. It is being said that with this initiative, children will develop the idea of gender equality, that is, understanding all genders equally during the school itself.
There is a Government School in Valayanchirangara, Ernakulam District, Kerala. This school has introduced gender neutral uniform to its students. Gender neutral uniform, that is, a uniform that can be worn by both boys and girls. The school has prescribed shirt and 3/4 shorts uniform for all its students. That is, both boys or girls will now go to school wearing shirts and shorts.
The school in Kerala implemented a gender-neutral dress code for around 200 pre-primary students in 2018. The next year there was a plan to implement this dress code for all the students of the school, but due to Corona, the schools were closed and this work could not be done. This dress code was implemented for all the students as soon as the school reopened after the lockdown.
At present the school has a total of 746 students. The consent of the students and parents was taken before taking this decision. The school management says that both the students and parents are very happy with the decision.
Recently, a college in Kerala had asked a female professor to come to the college wearing a sari. The professor refused to do so. After the matter caught fire, the Higher Education Department of Kerala had issued a circular saying that women have the freedom to wear clothes of their choice in the workplace.