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'Too-Short' Shorts Prompt Protest, Debate in This School

Lindsey Stocker refused to change out of shorts deemed inappropriate by school authorities. Then she printed 20 posters criticizing the policy and hung them all over her high school in Quebec, Canada.

In response to a ThinkProgress article on the incident, reader Amanda Gunter commented: "These kind of [dress code] rules are teaching [students] the exact wrong message. That boys are not responsible for the way they view and treat their female classmates, that instead the girls' clothing is responsible and that if the girls want to be respected, they must cover themselves. That's a terrible and damaging message to send to both genders."

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