Attack on Masculinity: European Schools Ask Boys to Wear Skirts

In their latest effort to neuter gender and strip society of any trace of normalcy and decency, the newest fad in Europe seems to be making male students wear skirts.

The Daily Mail reports:

“A primary school has asked boys as well as girls as young as three to go in today wearing skirts – to ‘promote equality’.”

“It follows a similar move in Spain where teachers and children have worn skirts to show solidarity with a boy who was expelled for wearing one last year. November 4 is now ‘wear a skirt to school day’ in Spain.”

This move by the Scottish primary school was followed immediately by approval and support by the BBC, which is the official state media arm of the United Kingdom. Fox News Reports:

“Today is ‘wear a skirt to school day’ in Spain and this year Castleview Primary in Edinburgh are encouraging staff and pupils to take part to ‘break down gender stereotypes’ and ‘promote equality,’” BBC Scotland tweeted Thursday.

If we had any doubts in mind as to whether this was just about the Scottish kilt, a traditional men’s dress that resembles a skirt, the BBC has thankfully cleared us of any such delusions.

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To be sure, we, as Muslims, do not approve of the regular female uniforms of western schools either. This case and others like it, however, go to the heart of a much deeper divide between Islam and the twisted one that has taken over the West. The West is now bent on destroying the concept of gender dichotomy, and there is a reason they love to target masculinity at a young age.

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Masculinity is the cornerstone of order. Men living according to their fitra shape and protect their society. Masculine men are therefore the foremost potential enemy of any who have ideas of fundamentally altering that society to fit an unnatural agenda.

The modernists who would corrupt humanity in their wicked image know the importance of going after and rooting out masculinity out of boys at a young age. Muslims, especially Muslim parents, should in turn remember the importance of fostering and reinforcing masculinity in our boys at a young age.

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Mohammad Talha Ansari

So help me, Allah! They will never have to tell me to go back to where I came from.

galileo2333

One of the signs of the appraching day of judgement is gender distinction will disappear.

Baz (SL)

Quote from the Fox news article that you linked here ; “The Edinburgh city council said that students don’t have to participate if they don’t want to, and noted that the city is “fully committed to promoting equality.” ”

For now they are not yet strictly forcing this new kind of dressing on all boys. However their current policy of boys wearing skirts being optional could just be a temporary stepping stone aimed at desensitizing people to this practice in the first place, so that they can make it mandatory and impose it on everyone everywhere later after everyone gets used to it and the taboo dies out.

Baz (SL)

There is a hadeeth where Resoolullah sollollahualeihiwecellem curses people for wearing opposite gender clothes. However, the complicating factor here is that the definition of what exactly are “clothes of the opposite gender” is arbitrary and subjective and can vary between different countries, regions, cultures, societies and time eras. What is considered as masculine in one region or culture or historical era may be considered feminine in another region or era, and vice versa.

Which is why many English people see the Scottish kilt as a feminine skirt. Some people in the west who are used to men wearing only trousers and shorts, may also find traditional clothes of the Muslim world such as long white Arabian robes and Pakistani shalwar kameez as resembling a skirt and therefore a little feminine from their viewpoint. Over a century ago in the west (early 1900s and 1920s) there was a huge taboo and social stigma and negative cultural reaction against the first generation of women who wore trousers because trousers used to be considered masculine and all women before then used to wear long skirts.

But now the culture has totally changed worldwide so women (including in most Muslim cultures) are not considered cross-dressing anymore for wearing trousers. I don’t see the authors and followers of this blog condemning modern Muslim women for wearing trousers. So similarly, right now wearing skirt is culturally considered feminine so there will be a negative reaction or taboo against boys wearing skirts.

However after a few decades in the future this may disappear and the mainstream culture will likely change (starting from the west, then spreading to the rest of the the world) so that skirts are no longer culturally considered feminine, so therefore future men are not considered as cross-dressing anymore for wearing skirts. So the future generation of even Conservative-orthodox Muslims may accept men wearing skirts without any more taboo (since it’s not culturally considered cross dressing anymore) and they may even justify and halalize it by pointing out that the traditional shalwar kameez and thobes which Tаlibаn mullahs wear are a type of “skirt”.

Ibrahim Ihsan

That’s like saying if someone’s wearing a long coat, he’s feminine. Shalwar kameez have different types for males and females. Everybody accepts school skirts as feminine and as a result, it should be condemned. The whole purpose is not transform feminine clothing into male clothing but to ostracize the concept of gender-specific clothing entirely. And that’s wrong. It’s like telling boys to wear the hijab in the name of equality even though we all know that is stupid. Similarly, gender-specific clothing should not be discouraged.

Baz (SL)

I’m not entirely disagreeing with you or the author of this article, and actually I also believe it is better for society to have distinctive clothing style for male and female. However I’m pointing out the nuance that you guys are missing out, that there is a cultural context which makes the definition of what is male and female clothing arbitrary and subjective for different people and subject to change, so a fact or reality which is true for one place and one era may not be true for another very different place and different era. The definition of male and female clothing is not fixed forever for everyone everywhere.

You said “everyone accepts school skirts as feminine”. Well guess what, that WAS true until now, and still is true for many people today. However as time and decades passes by, the idea that “skirts are feminine” will most likely gradually fade out and become outdated and not true anymore (at least in the west), like what happened to the popular idea of “wearing trousers is masculine or macho”. So for now go ahead and oppose this idea of boys wearing skirts since skirts are still culturally considered feminine.

However there is no point putting up this same opposition to boys wearing skirts in 50 to 100 years from now, after you lost the culture war and after skirts are not culturally considered feminine anymore. Otherwise you should be still be fiercely opposing girls and women wearing trousers and support criminally banning it like how some Conservative westerners did over 100 years ago.

And yes there are different styles of thobe and salwar kameez for male and female, however that is only when inside the middle east and South Asia or other places where lots of local men wear that clothing such as the immigrant ethnic ghetto areas in some Western cities like Dearborn Michigan or England’s Bradford or London. When a middle Eastern or South Asian man goes to a place in the western world or far east where the people are not used to seeing traditional clothing of middle East or South Asia (such as in rural towns or villages in America or China) many locals there will inevitably get a feeling that the salwar kameez and long white thobe robes look like a feminine skirt (especially when the men wear a sweater/jumper or buttoned up short jacket on top of it to make the bottom half look like a skirt).

Baz (SL)

Another thing I forgot to point out is: just look up the paintings and drawings of how European men used to dress before 3 centuries ago. They used to wear clothes which look feminine from a 20th century and early 21st century point of view. Such as ancient Greeks and Romans wearing toga robes which are similar to Indian women’s Sari dress, and medieval Kings like England’s Henry VIII and the Spanish conquistadors and ancient Roman centurion soldiers all wearing something which resembles a modern girl’s miniskirts and legging tights. None of that was ever considered to be cross dressing or imitating the opposite gender. So some of those modern people in the west may argue that they are simply returning back to how real macho men used to dress back in the old days centuries and millennia ago.