'Jesus had long hair did he not?': WA student launches campaign to save 'man-bun' at Baptist school

A WA student has started a campaign against his private school’s ‘sexist’ policies on boys’ hair after they tried to make him chop off his ‘man-bun’.

Senior student Texas Reeks told local media he was constantly getting in trouble at Mandurah Baptist College because of the length of his hair.

“I have naturally curly hair so it’s usually pretty long anyway and I’ve always been a fan of the man bun,” he told Mandurah Coastal Times.

Texas Reeks (second left) has started a campaign to make his school change its policies against boys having long hair. Photo: Facebook/TexReek
Texas Reeks (second left) has started a campaign to make his school change its policies against boys having long hair. Photo: Facebook/TexReek

But Mr Reeks was unable to keep his ‘man bun’ due to school policies – so, having finally had enough of the hair laws, he launched an online campaign.

“Why is it boys can have their hair short and scruffy in their face but can't have it tied back and neat in a bun?” he asks.

“Where in the bible does it say males can not have long hair?

A classic man-bun: This is the controversial, long-hair pulled-back look that Mr Reeks is fighting for. Photo: Instagram/@manbunsofdisneyland
A classic man-bun: This is the controversial, long-hair pulled-back look that Mr Reeks is fighting for. Photo: Instagram/@manbunsofdisneyland


“It does not. Jesus had long hair did he not?”

The school’s policy reportedly states that boys’ hair should be “short and above the collar” and “neat and tidy”.

So far, the campaign has so garnered the signatures of 368 supporters, with many commenting that it was simply “unfair” to force students to cut their hair.

“I hated getting hair cuts in school. Used to lower my ego and confidence. Havn't got a hair cut since graduating and loving life [sic],” Blair Harington wrote.

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Thomas Wilson said he thought “this cultural battle had been fought and won 50 years ago! So long as hair is clean and neat, why try to impose 1950s values in a new century?”

The school’s principal, Tracy Holmes, told WAtoday that all students had signed an agreement to abide by its uniform policy.

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