Gentlemen in Skirt

An article in the This Day Online website (“African Views on Global News”) and an amusing extract from the welcome address for budding lawyers entering law school in Nigeria.


We use the above term with no apologies whatsoever to the gender hyperactive ones among you. The term has subsisted these long years to cover both sexes and we do not see any reason for it to be tampered with.

We must point out that we do not accede to the ludicrous version ‘gentlemen in skirt’ when referring to our females members … As this is not Scotland, the very picture of a gentleman in skirt wakes up disturbing images which thankfully our laws have not yielded to yet.

I’m guessing that “Law and Gender” hasn’t made it onto the curriculum yet, then?

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