Girls rights being violated

To the editor,

Published on May 13, 2014

I am writing to say that in my opinion the rights of the girls attending Truro Junior High School (TJHS) are not being protected but are being violated.

The school and school board can't seem to make up their minds about what reasons they are giving for not wanting the girls to wear shorts to school.

 The comments originally were focused on weather concerns and are now about distractions and dress codes. One girl in particular was told she had to wear longer shorts than other girls due to old self-harm scars that were apparently distracting.

Imagine the blow to that child's self esteem. The shorts being worn by these girls are by no means inappropriate and to have the threat of suspension hanging over their heads for dressing comfortably is just plain wrong. How about instead of teaching our girls to cover up and be ashamed, how about teaching those they are allegedly distracted some respect.

These girls are our future so let’s help make it a bright one. TJHS students and parents, keep fighting the good fight, I support you all 100 per cent.

 

                                                                                                           Tammi Watson

Truro