‘Explicit’ dress lands schoolgirl in detention- but she hits back, telling boys to learn ‘self control’

Lauren-Wiggins kaybaba

17 year old Lauren Wiggins was criticized by her school

bosses and put in detention for wearing a ‘sexually

distracting’ halter neck dress (pictured right) to school.

Lauren later hit back at teachers at her her school, New

Brunswick school in Canada in an emotional letter she

posted on Facebook saying that their attitudes are

supporting discrimination against women and encouraging

the objectification of women. Below is what she wrote;

“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.

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.

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

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.

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. 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.

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