Man bun petition
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.