A 12-year-old British schoolboy who organized rally to liberate shorts made a trenchant observation yesterday. Chris Whitehead—whose "discriminatory" school uniform code permits skirts for girls but no corollary warm weather option for boys—told a reporter:

Wearing a skirt is just like wearing shorts with a gap in the middle.

Chris Whitehead: The cross-dressing future of sartorial logic. Let us not forget that, when William Wallace threw back his head and screamed FREEDOM before disembowelment at the hands oppressive Englishmen, he too was wearing a skirt. [Daily Mail]