School Says This Teen’s Breasts Are Visible Through Her Shirt, She Disagrees; Who Is Right?

School Says This Teen’s Breasts Are Visible Through Her Shirt, She Disagrees; Who Is Right?

This is an unbelievable story. This girl got called to the principal’s office and received a dress-code violation. The problem was that she was wearing a black shirt. It covered her whole body from shoulders to waist. It was not see-through. Turns out some of the staff felt uncomfortable because she wasn’t wearing….. a bra. That’s right, staff at a high school were staring so closely at this teenage girl’s breasts that they were able to notice she wasn’t wearing a bra. WOW. THIS caused a protest at Helena High School which created a headache for school administrators.

While Kaitlyn was in the office, Principal Steve Thennis would not elaborate on the exact violation she committed. Thennis explained to her that someone in the building was uncomfortable with the way Juvik was dressed, so she was told to cover up or put a bra on.

Kaitlyn admitted she wasn’t wearing a bra and was very upset about the way she was reprimanded saying, “As long as nothing is showing and you’re covered up, girls should not have to wear a bra.”

The principal retorted that “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.”

The Helena High School student handbook does not say if students were required to wear undergarments. Personally, I couldn’t walk outside without a bra on, it just feels weird… but what business is it to anyone else if a girl chooses NOT to wear one? It’s such a bizarre complaint.

And of course, the students agree with me and Kaitlyn and gathered during lunch to support her because there is no rule, the school did not have a right to ask Kaitlyn to change.

Kaitlyn was confused by the fuss saying, “The fact that I was told it makes people uncomfortable offended me because it’s my body. It is my natural body and I’m not sure why that is uncomfortable to somebody.”

The students of course created a Facebook page called: “No Bra, No Problem.” You can guess what happened on social media, the page took off and now the administration is upset about it. Kaitlyn’s mom posted this comment on Facebook:

I stand behind my daughter 100%! I am very proud of the point she is trying to make and the movement that she and her friends have created. This movement is not just about wearing/not wearing a bra. Our daughters are body shamed and sexualized on a daily basis. We need to teach them to be comfortable in their own skin and not feel like they have to hide under their clothes. The schools have bigger fish to fry than worrying about whether or not my daughter is wearing a bra! Ask your daughters if they wear a bra on a regular basis, I think you will be surprised by the answer!

Students have told the local news that protests will continue on Tuesday when male students will wear bras on the outside of their clothes. The Principal says he already has a bra lined up. I guess he should have started this whole thing by wearing a bra for a whole day to understand just how uncomfortable they really are. Perhaps he wouldn’t have called Kaitlyn into his office and instead told his staff to stop ogling at the students. What do you think of her clothing? Was it inappropriate of a teenage girl to not wear a bra?

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