Letter: Dress code beef a First World problem


Re: KTW’s article of Feb. 24 regarding a NorKam student being sent out of class due to the outfit she was wearing (‘Is this outfit inappropriate for a Kamloops classroom?’)

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This is a First World problem. There are many countries in the world where the consequences would be much, much worse than having to change clothes.

All I can say is that it was a five-minute problem that went bigger. People who “stay home” because of emotional turmoil don’t typically make a media scene. Everyone has a dress code, whether it’s the gym or other places.

This student is in Grade 12 and she will soon be let loose on an unsuspecting world. She is entering a world of people who will think sexual thoughts and a few who will act on those thoughts. This is real life regardless of what “should” be.

This world is full of insensitive people and you better have a plan to deal with it. What does she think life will be like when she works in an office? When it’s your boss and your job, the dynamic changes.  No longer would she have the option to go public without damaging her career.

So what if she didn’t know what a slip was. In Grade 12, you can ask questions. Would Kamloops This Week consider this outfit professional enough for its offices? If not, then why is her father making a big stink about it?

Julie Goss


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