This schoolgirl was punished for this wearing 'sexually distracting' dress

Punished: Lauren Wiggins
Punished: Lauren Wiggins

A 17-year-old schoolgirl was given detention for wearing a 'sexually distracting' dress.

Lauren Wiggins was punished by teachers at New Brunswick school in Canada for wearing a halter neck dress to class, which was considered to be distracting to some of her classmates.

But Lauren has hit back at her school on Facebook, writing: "Today I received a detention because the outfit I am wearing is considered inappropriate and a sexual distraction to the young men in my school.

"Enough is enough. I’m tired of the unjust standards that we as women are held up to. I’m tired of the discrimination against our bodies, and I’m absolutely fed up with comments that make us feel like we can’t be comfortable without being provocative."

Lauren also posted a picture of the letter she sent to the school, which she was later suspended for.

In it, she writes: "I have a concern I would like to bring to your attention.

"In today’s society, a woman’s body is constantly discriminated against and hypersexualized to the point where we can no longer wear the clothing that we feel comfortable in without the accusation and/or assumption that we are being provocative."

"Schools are the social building blocks in an adolescent’s life, meant to teach them how to communicate and develop relationships with others and also learning about themselves and who they want to be.It’s preached upon us to be individual, to be ourselves.

"The double standard here is that when we try, we are then told we’re wrong."