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School's Anti-Tight Pants Stance in Effort to Deter Pedophiles – Paranoia in the Extreme?

 

Are Pants Too Tight These Days?

These days boys are wearing tight pants, like really tight. It’s a style thing, comfort doesn’t have much to do with it. But one school is not backing this trend and no, it doesn’t have anything to do with the style but rather a matter of safety.

In Glasgow, Scotland a principle has asked parents to dress their boys (and girls) in baggy pants to ‘deter pedophiles.’ Really?

A letter was sent to parents of the school saying :

“We believe an appropriate school uniform protects children from being targeted by sexual predators. There is recent evidence in south Glasgow of adults photographing schoolgirls in short skirts and schoolgirls/boys in tight trousers, then grooming them through the internet. We must do all we can to keep our children safe. A modest school uniform is more appropriate than fashion skirts, trousers or tops.”

But what’s odd is that the local police have no reports of this happening or that children in are being “targeted” at all. One parent called the letter, “paranoid in the extreme.” One parent teacher council member even said that the implication of these new uniform standards can have a deeper effect saying,  “Creating a link between school uniform and pedophilia seems to be a dangerous and unhelpful one for everyone involved. It implies that young people are in some way responsible for the activities of pedophiles, which is an extremely dangerous argument and one which has echoes of the comments sometimes made around rapists and women’s dress.”

Do you think the school is just pulling a “rather safe than sorry” routine or are they going over the top?

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