‘Enough is enough’. High school senior Lauren Wiggins is furious and she has every right to be. After wearing a casual full-length dress to school, she received detention for being ‘sexually distracting’ to fellow male students and later suspended.
Canadian high school student, Lauren Wiggins, 17, has had it with her school’s unjust rules. When she showed up to class on May 11 at Harrison Trimble High School, she received detention for wearing a long halter dress. The reason? Her vice principal thinks she’s too sexually distracting.
Teen Pens Letter To Vice Principal After Being Suspended For Maxi Dress
High school student, Lauren, has publicly lashed out over her school’s “discriminatory” dress code, after she was given detention by her vice principal, Shane Sturgeon, for wearing a long halter maxi dress, according to her Facebook. The school official told her that she was wearing an inappropriate outfit and it was sexually distracting to the male students.
The dress in question was a basic maxi dress that covered her completely, except for her shoulders and a small percentage of her back. After being handed detention, she took to Facebook to express her outrage.
Along with the photo of her dress, she posted the following caption:
“Today I received a detention because the outfit I am wearing is considered inappropriate and a sexual distraction to the young men in my school. Enough is enough. I’m tired of the unjust standards that we as women are held up to. I’m tired of the discrimination against our bodies, and I’m absolutely fed up with comments that make us feel like we can’t be comfortable without being provocative. It’s time to change the worlds mindset. Now.”
Lauren Accused Her School Of Having ‘Double Standards’
And with that, Lauren decided to pen a letter about the “double standards” to which female and male students are held. She also addressed how the school’s dress code is symptomatic of rape culture.
The senior posted her handwritten letter on Facebook which said, “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.”
Read the letter in full below:
Her father Paul Wiggins has no problem discussing this issue with the school, because he wholeheartedly supports his daughter. He wrote under Lauren’s post:
“I saw your outfit this morning, and there is nothing “provocative” about it!! Perhaps your teachers should learn that 16-18 year old boys get a hard on if the wind blows!! Tell your teachers to call me-I’m sure I’ll have something to say!!!”
“Good letter, Honey. Stand up for yourself, like I taught you, especially if you believe you’re right. If you get grief from the letter, tell Shane Sturgeon to phone me!!!”
HollywoodLife.com reached out to Harrison Trimble High School for comment.
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