High school student Kaitlyn Juvik of Helena, Montana, was disciplined at school last month for not wearing a bra. Administrators claim she violated the school's dress code, but in response, she staged a protest to say No Bra, No Problem. By not keeping her boobs in a cage at school that day, admins say, Juvik was distracting to other students. Despite wearing a loose-fitting shirt, Juvik was still sent to the principal's office, and asked to cover up.
If anyone is curious, THIS is the shirt I was wearing when I was called out!!! not see through, not inappropriate! and you definitely cannot tell I'm not wearing a bra unless you're looking VERY hard! I was most definitely not wearing anything that was against the dress code!
Helena High School's principal declined to elaborate on what specifically was the violation, but told KRTV, “I’m not going to check student’s undergarments. We are going to ask them to dress appropriately and if we feel it is inappropriate, male or female, we are going to ask them to cover up.”
Juvik created a Facebook event and community page titled No Bra No Problem, calling on her peers to stand in solidarity by letting their boobs hang. She describes it as "the movement for gender equality, women's rights, & being comfortable. Against discrimination in schools, we focus on the right for girls to go braless."
“The fact that I was told it makes people uncomfortable offended me because it’s my body,” Juvik explained during a gathering outside the school last Friday. “It is my natural body and I’m not sure why that is uncomfortable to somebody.”
The protest continued on Tuesday, May 31, as men decided to show their support for a woman's right to go braless by wearing bras on top of their shirts.
A parent was uncomfortable with the protest and called the cops, saying that the boys were causing a "disruption" and making "inappropriate gestures." According to KTVH News, the police said this was a "school issue" and declined to respond to it as a "criminal complaint."
Bra or no bra, girl or boy, parents and teachers should stop focusing on students' outfits so they can just get back to class and learn something in school.