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Male Teachers In Spain Wear Skirts To School After Student Expelled For Wearing One

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Male Teachers In Spain Wear Skirts To School After Student Expelled For Wearing One

Male teachers in Spain are wearing skirts to school to take on stereotypes surrounding gender in the country.

Numerous teachers have a rocked a skirt to the classroom as part of the Clothes Have No Gender movement - or #laropanotienegenero - after a boy was expelled for wearing a skirt last year.

Teachers Manuel Ortega, 37, and Borja Velazquez, 36, are two of those who decided to don a skirt after seeing one of their students getting picked on in class, the Metro reports.

The duo say they want to show support for the youngster who was laughed at for wearing a t-shirt with an anime character on.

Credit: Twitter
Credit: Twitter

The boy was teased so badly he ended up changing his outfit, leaving Manuel 'horrified' and prompting him to wear a skirt throughout the month of May.

In a post on Twitter, he said: "A school that educates with respect, diversity, co-education and tolerance.

"Dress how you want! We join the campaign #clotheshavenogender."


Fellow teacher Jose Piñas has been wearing a skirt to school since last year. In a post on Twitter he said he had previously 'suffered persecution' because of his sexual orientation.

Tweeting a photo of himself wearing a skirt, he wrote: "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.

Credit: Twitter
Credit: Twitter

"I want to join the cause of the student, Mikel, who has been expelled and sent to the psychologist for going to class with a skirt."

The teachers have decided to ditch their trousers as a show of solitary for a 15-year-old called Mikel Gómez, who wore a skirt to school in the Basque Country and was told to go and see a psychologist by his teacher.

Gómez made a TikTok video to share his experiences, which quickly went viral, racking up millions of views and prompting others to go to school in skirts to try and tackle gender norms.

Credit: Twitter
Credit: Twitter

The teachers have been praised by parents online, with one posting: "Congratulations on your attitude.

"High schools are sometimes very hard for students, you have to know how to be aware of it and position yourself without nuances to guarantee yourself safety from attacks."

Featured Image Credit: Twitter

Topics: World News, Spain

Claire Reid
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