Back in 2009, a 16-year-old boy, Jonathan Escobar, created quite a stir when, after only three days of attending North Cobb High School (outside Atlanta, USA), he was kicked out of his school for dressing "too much like a girl"
Paradoxically enough, Jonathan had moved to live with his sister after his parents in Florida disapproved of his clothing.
The school officials claim that he was violating the school's dress code, which bars "disruptive" clothing.
They told him he had to dress "more like a male" or he wouldn't be allowed to attend.
During that time, he had not even worne any dresses or high heels.
Just skinny jeans with flats... but yes, pink wigs and makeup. Was that so "disruptive"?
Anyways, several of Escobar's classmates supported his attempts to be allowed back in:
"If a girl can dress like a guy but a guy can't dress like a girl - that's not right."
I guess many of my reader's looks (and my own, of course) have also been perceived as "disruptive" at some point.
Do you have any stories of your own you'd like to share?
Send them in!
A Facebook group was put up back then, and it still gets positive messages once in a while.
It has reached almost 2500 members.
What has become of this New Male?
Was this brave youngster finally allowed to resume his studies?
Or was he compelled to "homeschooling" just because of his clothing choices?
Worse still, was he deprived of his right to receive a normal education just because of some silly prejudices?
I'd love to know...