A mum shared her frustration over her six-year-old son’s school rules which banned him from wearing earrings in class.
Natasha Valdivieso claims her son was told by his Texas school that he would either have to remove the earrings or place plasters over them so they couldn’t be seen.
Following the incident, Natasha vowed to fight to have the ruling changed as it made her son feel “unsure of himself” in front of his new classmates.
As she looked into the school’s policy, she discovered the same rule did not apply to girls, which infuriated her further.
Natasha claims her son was left feeling uncomfortable when asked by one of his friends why he had plasters on his ears.
She said she allowed her son to get his ears pierced as he had wanted to be like his big brother, but the school made her feel as though it was “gender discrimination.”
As reported by Honey, Natasha said: “Why are they making him feel so different like wearing earrings is bad like it’s a crime?
“It made my son feel so unsure about himself.
“I found out girls can wear earrings. I was under the impression that no child can wear earrings to school so I said if girls can wear them why can’t boys? So now you guys are doing a gender discrimination as well.”
The mum challenged the school to revise their policy and said she is standing up for other parents who may face the same situation.
Natasha said she could understand the policy if “we were back in the day” but said such policies shouldn’t be allowed in 2020.
In a statement, the school district said male students in elementary, intermediate or middle school could not wear earrings but high school male students could.
It added: “In realising that this policy was last updated in 2007, we will review the rule during our annual student code of conduct committee review as we begin preparing for the 2020/2021 school year.”