[note] in spite of the title, this is nothing... absolutely nothing like that ape movie ;)
My mother and aunt sat watching TV whilst I peered aimlessly in to my smart phone's mesmerising screen... as usual.
“It reminds of when those skin tight jeans first came into fashion.” my aunt said as she and mum sat bemused in front of the TV. “Or deelie boppers.” she added with a grin.
“What are deelie boppers?” I asked.
Mum described the novelty headband to me and I knew exactly what she was talking about. “We never thought they'd catch on either but they did.” she added, before turning back to the TV.
They were watching the local news programme which reported on a protest outside one of the high street stores. The footage showed a small group of people holding home made banners bearing the slogan 'let boys be boys' and chanting the same four words over and over. The scene cut to the interior of the store and showed racks of dresses and frocks on display... then my jaw dropped when the presenter began to speak. “This may look like any other high street store, but all is not as it seems as this...” he gestures to the display of frocks, skirts and dresses, “...is the boy's department.”
“I think it's scandalous.” my mother commented.
“I think it's about time.” my aunt added before turning to me. “Would you like to wear a dress Peter?” she asked.
“No way!” I exclaimed. “Only girls wear dresses.”
“Maybe not for much longer.” she grinned.