French Schoolboys Fight Sexism by Wearing Skirts

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Designer Marc Jacobs at the Designer for Tomorrow Show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin Spring/Summer 2012 at the Brandenburg Gate on July 6, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. Photo: Andreas Rentz

French schoolboys may soon be wearing skirts to class. Twenty-seven high schools in Nantes, in northwest France, have decreed that — as part of a student-led campaign unfortunately titled "Lift the Skirt" — male students are being encouraged to wear skirts to school this Friday. Those not ready to take that step also have the option of wearing a sticker that reads, “I am fighting against sexism, are you?” Meanwhile, over here in puritanical America, we're having a conniption about men in thigh-baring shorts. Advantage: France.