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Her School 'Slut Shamed' Students, Now This 15yo's Fighting

A 15-year-old girl has given her school a lesson in sexism after they told female students their short skirts were part of the problem.

Faith Sobokter has quickly become an online sensation after sharing a video in which she calls out the school for ‘slut shaming’ students.

Kambrya College was one of more than 70 schools targeted by an online pornographic ring last week.

Following news that their students were among those being ‘hunted’ by the site’s bros, the Melbourne school called an assembly.

Teachers told students that short skirts, make up and sexy selfies were distracting boys and wouldn’t earn them any respect.

It was a stance that had parents and students fuming.

In her video protesting the school’s stance, Faith proudly claimed that it wasn’t their role to sexualise women from such a young age.

“I am 15-years-old, you don’t get to sexualise me like that and you do not get to tell me my body is sacred, because it isn’t,” the Year Nine student said.

“Half the population are females. We’re not sacred, we aren’t a new discovery, people know I have legs, I have knees and thighs.

“I do not want girls growing up in a society where they believe their body, and they, have to be a certain way because they can be however they want to be.

“They can be however makes them comfortable and confident.”

She went on to shatter the school’s claims about boys, telling the camera, “girls don’t do things for boys or do things to impress boys. I don’t care about boys, I care about myself”.

Faith wasn’t alone with her indignation at the school’s suggestions.

Mother, Catherine Manning, also took to Facebook to protest the school’s insinuation that student’s skirt lengths define them.

“Undoubtedly like many others, instead of laying blame directly where it falls – with the perpetrators – it seems her school decided the best line of defence was to haul the girls into a meeting and not just police their appearance, but thoroughly insult and denigrate them. Nice job, revolution school,” she wrote.

“At the assembly my daughter and her friends said they were told they had to check the length of their skirts, and that anything that doesn’t touch their knees or below by Monday morning would be deemed inappropriate.

“They were informed that this was to ‘protect their integrity’. They were also told not to post photos of themselves online, and to refuse any request from a boyfriend for a ‘sexy selfie’, as their boyfriends will only be around for a couple of days; maximum a year; but definitely not in ten years’ time.”

The mother went on to ask what the school hoped to achieve by “fighting sexism with sexism”.

“The problem is not with the girls and the length of their skirts, nor whether or not they choose to share photos with their boyfriends or anyone else,” she wrote.

“It’s with the boys themselves; their sense of entitlement and sexist attitudes towards women and girls, their lack of respect, and the trust they CHOOSE to break.”

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