When Lauren Wiggins, 17, wore a full-length halter dress to school on Monday (May 11) she didn’t think anything of it. Unfortunately for her, her teacher and vice-principal thought otherwise.
The Moncton, N.B., teen was given detention for breaking the school’s dress code and she says they told her the dress was considered “inappropriate” and a “sexual distraction.” Outraged by their reasoning, Wiggins grabbed a pen and paper and got to writing. What ended up on her sheets of paper was a letter (to her vice-principal) that perfectly summed up the struggles women go through in school and in society on a daily basis.
In addition to her detention, the vice-principal suspended her for one day for the letter. Wiggins shared her story on her Facebook and received mass support online. After posting her story, over 1,000 people have shared the post.
Wiggins says she hopes all this attention will force her school to reconsider its “discriminatory” policies.