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Gender debate: boy in China wearing skirt to school starts national conversation about male and female roles



When a 7-year-old boy said he wanted to wear a skirt to school “because it’s breezy and pretty”, his parents weren’t too surprised. They went to the mall with their son, who then picked out a blue skirt.But when his father wrote about the experience on social media, it sparked a discussion about gender-neutral education in China.The father, a 31-year-old stay-home dad in Beijing who called himself Haixing, wrote on question and answer website Zhihu last month about his son’s experience.Patients…



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