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Teen suspended for wearing short shorts
Teen suspended for wearing short shorts

A Canadian teen has fought back after being suspended from a school in Quebec for refusing to change out of a pair of short shorts.

Lindsey Stocker, 17, started a social media campaign against her school's stance and demanded that people not shame girls for the clothes they chose to wear, the National Post reported.

The school, Beaconsfield High School, has a strict dress code which bans "short shorts, halter tops, tube tops, bikini tops or excessive cleavage".

The girl was shamed in front of her fellow classmates, as the school demanded that she change.

“In front of all my peers and my teacher they said I had to change,” Stocker said.

"When I said no they said I was making a bad choice. They kept shaking their heads. In front of everybody.”

“They continued to tell me would be suspended if I didn’t start following the rules. When I told them I didn’t understand why I had to change they told me that it doesn’t matter — I don’t have to understand the rules, I just have to comply by them.”

Stocker refused to accept the school's ruling, and started a campaign to make sure girls weren't shamed for their bodies.

The teen placed 20 of these posters around the school, but they were quickly taken down. Photo: Supplied

She posted 20 posters which she placed around the school, which were taken down within 10 minutes.

But by then the damage had been done, with users on Twitter and Facebook sharing the teen's plight.

However, the chairman of the Lester B Pearson School Board Susan Stein Day told CJAD News said that Stocker had been suspended for breaking the rules.

“The rules are there to help the children learn and prepare them for their future work places, high school is a job for them, they are there to learn to function in society, so it’s important that the rules be followed," Stein Day said. “Girls and boys have rules on dress codes; it is not a girl, boy thing, that’s not the point.”

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