“They just said that what I was wearing was not appropriate for school and that I should not be able to be seen in school until I change,” said Anderson. “I went home and changed into regular jeans and a baggy t-shirt, but felt very sad about the incident and very degraded by the incident.”
Anderson said she’s not a troublemaker and, at the time, accepted what the vice-principal told her to do.
The Grade 12 student who will be attending Queens University next year for literature, is on student council and said she has respect for the administration at the school.
“My intention was not for it to be sexual. I don’t put on shorts or tank tops so I get sexual attention from men or other people at my school,” she said. “I put it on because it’s hot outside and I think I have the right as an individual to wear what makes me feel comfortable.”
When I went to school, one wore a uniform. It looked silly but it served a purpose: to eliminate (as much as possible) class barriers and create a singular, clean-cut look. Of course, all the “individuals” wore the same things every out-of-uniform day because they were “sticking to the man” as a group.
If this little princess (like the other little princesses CBC sides with) thinks that her shoddy clothing is the next biggest thing (because no one else has done this before, apparently), ask her to show up a for job interview or a mosque in that very garb.