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Teen Says Her School 'Girl-Shamed' Her Over Her 'Jorts'

Teen says her school "slut-shamed" her over a pair of jean shorts

High schools across America have really been making headlines lately for censorship cases. Photoshopping yearbook photos; sending girls home over bra straps; and now, a Quebec, Canada, teen is saying her school unfairly punished her over her jean shorts.

According to Lindsey Stocker's principals, the shorts (or "jorts," as BuzzFeed informs us they are called), did not pass the "finger-length test," which the school asks girls to consider first before coming to school. But in Stocker's opinion, the whole rule is ridiculous to begin with, and that it's only enforced at random. In fact, she argues that "they pick and choose at random ... which girls are filling out their clothes more."

To put things in perspective, here is a photo of said jorts:

In protest, Stocker returned to school and posted this now-viral photo, hoping to spark a debate about the issue that she thinks is really at play here:

The poster may have been yanked down almost as soon as it was taped up, but that didn't stop photos of it from sweeping the school, and then the Web.

"There's a huge rape culture that educational systems aren't really paying attention to," Stocker told Global News. "They're actually contributing to it without realizing it."

In response, the school board's director, Stephen Colpitts, said that Stocker "should have known better" and issued this statement:

“It needs to be clear that this is always an opportunity for the school to make it a learning situation for the students … To sensitize them about hypersexualization, which is often a topic that is discussed and the students are well aware of.”

The teen has since been suspended, though administrators at Beaconsfield High School insist it is not because of the jorts so much as it is about a series of infractions.

What do you think about all this?

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