"Traditional uniforms are reinforcing traditional gender norms and expectations. When a kindergarten student can’t climb a tree, or a high schooler freezes in winter or isn’t comfortable playing sport at recess, simply because they ‘have to wear a dress to look nice,’ we clearly need to question our priorities. While these issues may seem trivial to some, they fuel the gendered expectations we have all learnt – the belief that girls aren’t strong or shouldn’t be physical."
"I’d like to suggest we try a new tactic, following Claire’s lead: we simply leave, or boycott, events that feature all-male panels — and tell the conference organisers why we’re doing so. Money talks, and a lack of delegate sales coming in will have a significant impact on how future programs are developed — as will any conference walkouts that may indicate a lack of money coming in at the next event."