Paying the price for someone else’s actions

Recently there has been a change in the dress code at a Sylvan Lake school stating that girls are no longer permitted to wear

Dear Editor,

Recently there has been a change in the dress code at a Sylvan Lake school stating that girls are no longer permitted to wear any sort of tight pants, including skinny jeans, unless they have on a long shirt.

This new rule is due to the misbehaviour of a boy who took a picture of a girl’s backside and posted it on the internet. Now girls are being punished for something one boy did.

In my opinion, this is an unfair way to solve a problem that could have been solved in other ways. All the time, I hear people say things like “boys will be boys,” or “it’s her own fault,” and it just isn’t fair to the female population.

I myself have been told to be careful of boys because they only want to be with you for your body. Why should we, as women, have to be careful and be the ones to look out, when, really, boys should be taught why it’s wrong to mistreat a girl and the consequences of their actions?

I seriously hope that people take this into consideration and our society has a turn for the better.

Sophie Brooks,

Sylvan Lake


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