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Was It Sexist To Send A Girl Home From School For Wearing This Outfit?

The high school declined to comment.

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Last week, Erica Edgerly shared this photo of what her little sister Macy was wearing when she was sent home from school for violating the dress code.

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In her now-viral Facebook status, Edgerly slammed the school for being sexist and promoting rape culture:

"How about instead of body shaming women, school systems should start teaching 15-18 year old boys to stop degrading women with their eyes and contributing to the rape culture of today's society. Bottom line, girls cannot go to school in comfortable clothes THAT COVER EVERYTHING because school systems are afraid that hormonal boys won't be able to control their eyes and minds. And that is such a bigger problem than worrying about clothing."

Edgerly has posted on Facebook and Twitter about how surprised she was that her Facebook status was shared so widely. As of Thursday, over 80,000 people have shared her message about rape culture.

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BuzzFeed News contacted Orangefield High School, but the school declined to comment on Edgerly's photos.

I still can't believe my post has gotten so much attention thank you everyone for the support! https://t.co/k0OEonkds5

My post has gone viral. This is insane. Thank you everyone for the support. http://t.co/dwmV0QzzG2

Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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