Elle Varner rocks a stylish jumpsuit at the premiere for WE TV's new series Sisters in New York City. 

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Elle Varner takes to Twitter to express her thoughts on today's slut-shaming culture.

Rachaell Davis
Jun, 10, 2016

The discussion surrounding slut-shaming and women being able to operate freely in society without the threat of unwanted attention from men has been heating up over the last few years, and the latest familiar voice to weigh in on the topic is R&B songstress Elle Varner. 

Specifically, there's been much talk lately about school dress codes for teen girls and whether not mandatory requirements aiming to have female students cover up more of their bodies as not to "distract" male students or staff are appropriate.

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Elle apparently came across a photo of a memo responding to the dress code conversation by suggesting that requiring female students to "go home and change clothes" to cover up more of their bodies sends the message that male students being able to learn in a "distraction-free" environment is more of a priority than female students receiving their education.  In closing, the memo suggested that the focus should be placed more on teaching young boys not to objectify young women than "shaming" the girls about their bodies.

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Elle retweeted the memo with a message of her own, where she made it clear that she's not in favor of "slut culture" or adults aligning their efforts to advocate for grown women to be able to dress and act as they wish with that of encouraging young girls to do the same. "If you want to be loose or provocative then be that! But do you really need encourage young, innocent, impressionable girls to wear shorter shorts and show their bra straps in school?" she wrote in a lengthy Instagram post. Elle continued by questioning the use of terms like "feminism" and "women empowerment" by women who feel young girls should be able to show their bodies as they wish without being made to feel "ashamed" or told to cover up.

Elle's comments on the topic were met with both approval and displeasure from fans and social media in general and her original post has since been removed from her Instagram page.

What are your thoughts on this topic and Elle's point of view?

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