The family of a 12-year-old teenage girl has talked to several media sources about the "bullying" their daughter has been facing from her school's administrators; as they asked her to adhere to school's uniform, including a skirt that is shorter than the one she wears.
Haven’t kids suffered enough this year? @UxbridgeHighSch— Mahbub Alam (@MahbubAlam01) January 12, 2021
Skirts too long, skirts too short. How about focusing more on the quality of the education...Her uniform is perfectly smart & it is in school colours. #sihamHamud @LBC @Independent #AcademicTwitter #COVID19 #education pic.twitter.com/75eECEhu1T
According to Siham Hamud and her family, the skirt included in the school uniform is shorter than what she would prefer to wear in compliance with her religious beliefs, and Siham has been wearing another school uniform with the same color for several months before administrators started pressuring her into wearing a shorter skirt.
Siham's father told metro.co.uk that his daughter was told to go home and change her skirt every day since the start of December and that discussions with the school have been unfruitful as they insist that Siham wears the relatively-shorter skirt that comes with the uniform.
#SihamHamud, 12, described being bullied for her #religious beliefs after being sent home every day in December from Uxbridge highschool in Hillingdon, west London, and told to only come back when she wore a shorter skirt. pic.twitter.com/soEvNjVI8w— sarah Allen (@sarahAl99803787) January 13, 2021
TW: #Islamophobia— Ramy (@RaiyanMalik03) January 13, 2021
School threatens legal action after Muslim girl told skirt is ‘too long’
These are the times we are living in when modesty is looked down upon and nudity and sexualization of a girls is promoted whether be it in schools, cartoons or a society as a whole. pic.twitter.com/vl523tjeL6
Even though Siham is currently studying from home as per lockdown rules, her family expressed interest in reaching a solution with the school, "hoping they realize their request feels like bullying the teenage girl for her religious beliefs."
Social media users widely shared the news along with photos of Siham's school outfit, saying that "schools should put greater focus on the educational process rather than such little details."
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