Man bun pe­ti­tion

Pinjarra Murray Times - - NEWS -

A pe­ti­tion to al­low boys to tie their hair up at Austin Cove Bap­tist Col­lege gained more than 100 sup­port­ers in four days.

A PE­TI­TION to al­low boys to tie their hair up at Austin Cove Bap­tist Col­lege gained 100 sup­port­ers in four days.

The Al­low Boys to have Hair Tied up at Austin Cove Bap­tist Col­lege pe­ti­tion calls the school’s hair pol­icy for boys “bla­tant sex­ism”.

The stu­dent who started the pe­ti­tion ques­tioned what ef­fect his hair had on his ed­u­ca­tion.

“Ab­so­lutely none, so why would I not be able to wear my hair tied up neatly?” he said.

“Hair has no detri­ment on my ed­u­ca­tion and will not change my abil­ity to learn and my hair would nei­ther be a dis­trac­tion to other peers, see­ing that girls have tied-up hair any­way.”

The stu­dent said some might ar­gue boys with their hair tied up looked un­pre­sentable.

“But if a boy is more con­fi­dent with longer hair then that will show in how he presents him­self,” he said.

“If some­one was in­se­cure about their hair, they wouldn’t be as con­fi­dent and maybe then not look as pre­sentable. Con­fi­dence is the num­ber one thing to look well dressed.”

The pe­ti­tion called for more ac­cep­tance and not deny­ing males their right of ex­pres­sion.

“What is this teach­ing the kids – that if ev­ery­one isn’t sim­i­lar or how we like them, we shouldn’t ac­cept them for who they are,” he said.

“This is the com­plete op­po­site of a good school environment.

“This is bla­tant sex­ism and needs to be put to a stop; it’s the 21st cen­tury and we need to make a change for the fu­ture.”

The pe­ti­tion is on the change.org web­site.

Austin Cove Bap­tist Col­lege did not re­spond to re­quests for com­ment.

A pe­ti­tion has started at Austin Cove Bap­tist Col­lege’s to al­low boys to tie their hair up.

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