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This Is The Dress That Got A Canadian Teenager Detention — But Her Letter To Administration Is What Really Deserves Attention!

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Really?

Lauren Wiggins is a 17-year-old high school student in Canada who is making headlines right now… but not because of something she did.

In fact, it was the way the administration treated her choice of fashion that is bringing negative attention to her New Brunswick school.

You see, Lauren wore a dress that she felt comfortable wearing to class on Monday, which just so happened to be backless.

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Well, after her vice principal gave her detention and ordered her to find something to cover up her back and shoulders, Lauren decided that she'd had enough with sexist rules only being applied to her gender and wrote a strongly-worded essay to the administrator.

The result?? In-school suspension.

Lauren's letter was clear, non-threatening, and most of all, 100 percent accurate… so why did Vice Principal Sturgeon have such a problem with this:

"Dear Sturgeon,
I have a concern I would like to bring to your attention. In today's society, a woman's body is constantly discriminated against and hypersexualized to the point where we can no longer wear the clothing that we feel comfortable in without the accusation and/or assumption that we are being provocative. This unjust mindset towards women is absolutely absurd. The fact that authority figures, especially males, can tell young women they must cover up their shoulders and their backs because it's "inappropriate" and "a distraction" is very uncomforting. Schools are the social building blocks in an adolescent's life meant to teach them how to communicate and develop relationships with others and also learning about themselves and who they want to be. It's preached upon us to be individual, to be ourselves. The double standard here is that when we try, we are then told we're wrong. We may not truly dress, act or speak how we want because authority figures, and I use that term very loosely such as yourself, tell us we can't. Yes, I understand there are restrictions to how much and how little of your body that shows, but that applies when people show up in their bikinis or bra and panties. Though I do believe women should legally be allowed to publicly be shirtless considering males are, it's mindsets like yours that keep that as something that is shamed upon. So no, Mr. Sturgeon, I will not search for something to cover up my back and shoulders because I am not showing them off with the intention to gain positive sexual feedback from the teenage boys in my school. I am especially not showing them to receive any comments, positive or negative, from anybody else besides myself because the only person who can make any sort of judgment on my body and the fabrics I place on it is me.
If you are truly so concerned that a boy in this school will get distracted by my upper back and shoulders then he needs to be sent home and practice self control.
Thank you, have a nice day."

Ohhhhh, we get it — Because she called him out for upholding gender biased principals. HA!

Good for you, Lauren!

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We hope your unfortunate treatment at your school opens up the conversation on sexist dress codes and other inequalities throughout the world.

What do U think of Lauren's response to her unfair treatment??

[Image via Lauren Wiggins/Facebook.]

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