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Elite Mexico school celebrates ‘skirt day’ to challenge gender roles (PHOTOS)

Elite Mexico school celebrates ‘skirt day’ to challenge gender roles (PHOTOS)

‘It’s a movement to support gender equality and to fight gender roles in society.’

Reddit user TheOnlyJuanEver attends an elite public high school in Mexico City and on Friday (20 November) students celebrated ‘skirt day.’

‘Every year, every guy in my high school in Mexico wears a skirt/dress, and every girl wears a tie,’ he said.

Juan said is dressing up is not mandatory but most students get involved.

‘It’s a movement to support gender equality and to fight gender roles in society,’ he explained.

‘I don’t know exactly how it started, it was celebrated long before I got into the school.’

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Other redditors heaped praise on the school.

‘High school in Mexico looks awesome,’ said one commenter.

‘I love that some of the guys looks like they’re just wearing their usual top with skirts while some others went all out coordinating their outfit,’ wrote another.

Others said they could not imagine the same thing happening in their schools.

‘If this happened in the US, parents and Christian groups would freak out,’ wrote one user.

‘Fox News would run a report about how American high schools are forcing students to become transgender. There would be lawsuits. Obama would be blamed. Funding would be cut. And finally, the Westboro Baptist Church would probably show up to protest.’

Juan said his school is racially diverse, progressive and ‘bullying is almost not a problem.’

But he added: ‘Sadly, my high school is the only one I know of that does this.’

See more photos here.