11-year-old Australian activist

9-17 Women in the World reports that public schools in the state of Western Australia, which have long limited girls’ uniforms to dresses and skirts, will now give female students the option to wear pants or shorts. The change comes, in part, due to the efforts of an 11-year-old girl named Sofia Myhre, who sent a letter of complaint to the state’s education minister. “I really love kicking the footy, netball and doing handstands at recess and lunch,” Sofia wrote. “It is annoying doing these things in a skirt.” The new dress code will only apply to public schools, but several private institutions are reportedly planning to follow suit.


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