Boys dress in skirts and girls in pants for ‘Sex Change Day’ (video)By Mason White 10:46 AM November 17, 2014
|Boy wearing skirt at school|
By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) High school students in Japan, exchanged clothing to celebrate “Sex Change Day,” according to a video uploaded to the Internet.
The event was celebrated at the Fuji Hokuryo High School on Tuesday.
The school is located in Yamanashi Prefecture. In the morning, the boys and girls traded their uniforms. The boys were dressed in skirts and ribbons, and the girls dressed in trousers and ties.
Despite the name, the event had nothing to do with sex reassignment surgery. It was just intended to promote a message of tolerance and acceptance, and to challenge traditional notions of gender.
In high schools across the country, male and female students have different uniforms. 117 boys and 182 girls participated in the event on a voluntary basis.