A Montreal high school student has unwittingly started a revolution by refusing to change out of a pair of shorts that high school authorities deemed too short.
Lindsey Stocker, a grade 11 student at Beaconsfield High School, donned a pair of denim shorts on May 21, one of the first hot days of the season but was ordered to change by her school’s vice principals.
She refused, and instead printed a poster that she plastered over the school, questioning why girls’ bodies were the focus of the rules instead of boys’ behavior.
During third period on that day, two vice principals entered her classroom and told everyone to stand up so their outfits could be inspected.
‘And when they came to me after about two rows of looking they stopped and told me my shorts were too short and I had to change,’ Stocker told the National Post.
‘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.’
Read more: Daily Mail