In response to Why do we still make girls wear skirts and dresses as school uniform? Parent24 readers had lots to say. Many felt girls shouldn't have to wear skirts and dresses to school, with some saying that skorts would be the better option.
The original article posted by The Conversation discusses the restrictions wearing dresses poses on girls when doing sport or physical education, or just being active during breaktime.
Here is a selection of the responses.
"Uniform codes need an overhaul"
Tiffany says she wishes her daughters could wear shorts. She feels school uniforms need a revision, especially in hot coastal towns where kids must wear socks and shoes even when the temperature hits 44 degrees.
"Our school allows boys and girls to choose"
"Shorts are practical"
But some didn't like the idea of ditching dresses at all.