1st June, 2022 2:35 pm
STUDENTS in a school Feminism group have launched a petition calling on the Government to ban the sale of school uniforms in sex shops, and from being worn in pornographic videos.
An online petition has been launched by members of the Feminism Group at a high school. It calls on the Government to make it illegal for school uniforms to be displayed and sold within sex shops to stop the sexualisation of children.
The petition, launched by students at Sandbach High School, states: “We also think it is vital for pornography to ban displaying videos where school uniforms are worn as a costume.”
According to Cheshire Live, teacher, Sarah Maile, the PSHCE (Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship and Economic) co-ordinator at the school, said the Sandbach High students often worked on projects and lobbied with other groups across the country but this is something they have done on their own.
“They want change. They can’t believe that it’s legal to have this and I fully support them,” said Sarah. About 40 students are members of the school’s Feminist Group and they range in age from 14 to 18.
“They’ve got a real sense of social justice,” said their teacher. “They’re children at the end of the day and the fact that they are having to ask our government to ban this hyper sexualisation of their school clothing is appalling and I’m so proud of them and the school has been so supportive.”
Cheshire East councillor James Barber has signed the petition and is urging others to do the same. He re-tweeted the petition saying: “I’ve signed this important petition because frankly it’s disgusting that this is a genuine issue. Many thanks to Sandbach High and all the young people pushing on this important issue.”
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