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
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
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
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.