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Woman Accuses Flight Attendant Of "Slut-Shaming" Her Outfit

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It's not uncommon for establishments like schools, restaurants, and gyms to have dress codes in place that patrons are required to abide by.

But did you know that airlines also have policies in place about what passengers can wear?

Over the last few years, men and women from all walks of life have been kicked off planes for wearing leggings, baggy pants, short shorts, or see-through clothing.

However, because airline dress codes are so vague, it's hard for travelers to determine what's considered inappropriate so this continues to be a big issue.

This week, an Australian woman took to Facebook to pen an open letter about her recent in-flight experience, claiming that a flight attendant allegedly singled her out for wearing an "inappropriate" outfit.

Shoshana Strykert was on her way to visit her sick mother at a Brisbane hospital when the "slut-shaming" incident, which left her feeling "embarrassed" and "shocked," took place.

She explained that due to a flight mix up and a long wait, she was already "tired and stressed out," but as soon as she boarded the Jetstar plane, one of the flight attendants started to give her grief over the crop top she was wearing.

"The flight attendant told me that what I was wearing was inappropriate," Strykert wrote in the post. "She then told me, "˜Do you see any men walking around with their shirts off?'"

Strykert said that once the flight attendant confronted her, all the other passengers had their eyes on her, but eventually a kind woman stepped in to deflate the situation.

"A woman sitting behind me, felt sorry for me so she offered me her jacket," she recalled.

What's made Strykert even more "disgusted" is that after everything that happened, the airline only thanked her for the feedback and offered her a $35 ($50 AUD) voucher she could use for a future flight.

Since Strykert's story went viral, she's received tons of support from people on Facebook, many agreeing that the airline is "ridiculous" for the way they responded to her complaint.

In a statement to USA Today, a Jetstar representative responded to the backlash, revealing that they have been in contact with Strykert "to better understand the situation and (apologize) if she felt that she was treated unfairly by our staff."

They said that they are "investigating what happened to find out if the situation could have been handled differently and have passed Ms Strykert's feedback to our teams."

The rep added that the airline is "sorry that this interaction spoiled Ms Strykert's journey and have provided a travel voucher as gesture of good will."

Do you think the flight attendant should be disciplined for the way she treated Strykert?

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