Target: Central Kitsap High School Principal Stephen Coons
Goal: Apologize to student unfairly turned away from prom because her dress was deemed too revealing
Recently, 17-year-old Washington high school student Brittany Minder was turned away from her school’s prom because of the dress she wore. Officials claimed that her dress was too revealing. However, Minder and her family feel that the teen faced unfair discrimination because of her body size. Her prom, a pivotal experience for many teenagers, was ruined because of this discrimination. The school must apologize for the unfair treatment.
Minder wore a strapless dress to her prom, which is allowed in the school’s dress code. Once she arrived, she was told that her cleavage was inappropriate, and she could not enter the prom unless she covered up with a shawl. However, photos of other students at the prom show girls wearing similar dresses. This is proof that the dress code policy was not applied fairly to all students. Minder has a naturally large bust, and faced discrimination for it. She should not have had to compromise her expression in the way she dressed solely due to her size, yet that is precisely what the school asked of her. According to Minder, ‘In my opinion, I feel that it is because I’m bigger chested and there is more cleavage that you can see, and there’s nothing I could really do about that.’
No one should face discrimination due to their body type, and no one should be turned away from an important event because of this discrimination. Although Minder was later allowed to enter the prom, she left early due to the humiliation she felt. There is no need for the school to have humiliated this girl over her body size and ruined a night that is a special event for many teenagers. Demand that the school apologize to Minder for this unfair treatment.
Dear Principal Coons:
Recently, 17-year-old student Brittany Minder was turned away from the Central Kitsap High School’s prom due to the dress she wore. She chose a strapless dress which is allowed under the dress code, but she was not allowed to enter until she covered her naturally large bust. Meanwhile, other girls at the prom wore similar dresses without consequences. Minder and her family feel she faced unfair discrimination because of her body size.
I ask you to apologize to Minder. She was humiliated by school officials and an important night was ruined for her, simply because of her body size. She should not have to compromise her expression through her dress when other students are not held to the same standard. This teenage girl did not deserve the treatment you gave her, and you must apologize immediately.
[Your Name Here]