Is wearing a kilt cross-dressing?
As part of an art project, Utah middle-school student Gavin McFarland wore a kilt to school. The principal of Rocky Mountain Jr. High made the 14-year-old change his clothes. He told Gavin that the outfit could be mistaken as cross-dressing.
The school district recognized the kilt as an expression of Gavin’s Scottish heritage and not inappropriate. They asked the principal to apologize to Gavin. [A kilt is traditional men’s wear in Scotland for formal or special occasions.]
Regardless of tradition, should students be prohibited from cross-dressing? If the school doesn’t require uniforms, what do you think about girls wearing pants and shirts rather than skirts and blouses? Should boys be allowed to wear girls’ clothes if they choose? How does Tinker apply to this issue?